- 1-3/4 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
- 6 teaspoons reduced-fat butter, divided
- 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Dash pepper
- 3/4 cup 2% milk
- 3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1 pouch (2-1/2 ounces) albacore white tuna in water
- 2 tablespoons diced pimientos
- 2 teaspoons minced chives
- 2 slices Muenster cheese (3/4 ounce each)
- 2 tablespoons soft bread crumbs
- Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 5 teaspoons butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium
- heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to medium-low; add the cream cheese, tuna, pimientos and chives. Cook and stir until cheese is melted.
- Drain noodles. Spread 1/4 cup tuna mixture into a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with half of the noodles, 1/2 cup tuna mixture and one slice of cheese. Repeat layers.
- Microwave remaining butter on high, stirring every 30 seconds; stir in bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top of casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Reviews for Comforting Tuna Casserole
"I chose to double this and am glad I did. The leftovers were great. As other reviewers suggested I also added garlic salt and extra Muenster cheese."
"Made this last night and it was excellent. Used a couple extra slices of Munster cheese. Delicious!!!"
"This tuna casserole is a lot like the one my grandma use to make. I had never heard of or used muenster cheese, so I was just going to leave it out. However, I saw a small block of it at the grocery store for $4 and decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. I graded it up and mixed it into the casserole. I also added mushrooms and peas. I made the sauce as suggested but used cream cheese with chives. I decided to top my casserole with crushed ritz crackers and Parmesan cheese. I also trippled this recipe because I needed to serve 6. Very good and my new go to tuna casserole recipe."
"This is a very tasty old fashion tuna recipe. I agree it needs more salt. I also added a little parmesan cheese to the sauce. Instead of bread crumbs I sprinkled a little grated cheddar cheese on top, after all I am from Wi. add cheese to everything. I definitely will make it again."
"I doubled the recipe, but had to add 2 cups of liquid to the roux to make it a sauce. Wonder if a "1" was forgotten before the "3/4 cup" of milk? Added peas and mushrooms, definitely used the chives and roasted pimentos. Anything to add some more flavor to a cassarole is good!"