Hawaiian Tuna Puffs was a winner that year (1961) in the Main Dish category. Note the ubiquitous General Mills product placement.
"Melt 1/2 cup Land O'Lakes butter or other shorting in 1 cup boiling water in saucepan.
Add 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon Diamond Chrystal Slat and 1 cup sifted Pillsbury's Best All Purpose Flour all at once.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture leaves sides of pan and is smooth and compact, about 2 minutes.
Blend in 4 unbeaten eggs, one at a time, beating vigorously after each until mixture is smooth and glossy.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 425° for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Do not underbake. Turn off oven. Prick with sharp knife for escape stem; leave in oven 10 minutes to dry out. Cool; split and fill."
(So far, so good. Unfortunately, the inventor couldn't be happy with anything so mundane as creamed chicken or shrimp. No, she had to go ahead and come up with --)
Saute 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1/2 cup chopped green pepper in 2 tablespoons Land O'Lakes butter. Add 1/4 cup pineapple juice, 1/4 cup Pet Evaporated Milk and 1/4 teaspoon Diamond Chrystal Salt. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add two 7-oz cans tuna, 1 cup drained crushed pineapple and 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese. Reheat or served chilled."
This may be even worse than Silver Salad.