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Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole Recipe
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Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole Recipe

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When you need supper fast, this tuna casserole with peas, peppers and onions makes a super meal-in-one. Cooked chicken breast works well in place of the tuna. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free sour cream
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) light tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 340 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 699 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions for al dente, adding peas during the last minute of cooking; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, cheese, milk and salt; stir in tuna, onion and pepper. Add noodles and peas; toss to combine.
  3. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, toss bread crumbs with melted butter; sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor’s Note: To make soft bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until crumbs form. One slice of bread yields 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs.
Originally published as Creamy Tuna-Noodle Casserole in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p53

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 340 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 699 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"My family is not a big fan of tuna but the recipe looked so easy and good I tried it and I will be making it again. Next time I will use about 4 cups of noodles as I thought it could have been a little more moist. Really good and it made a lot. Also used no yolk noodles to help with the calories."

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"Loved this easy casserole. Could use a bit more milk, as it was just a bit dry. But, will definitely make again!"

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Best tuna casserole I've ever had. Easy, quick, and the family loved it. I skipped the added salt. I used Panko for the topping instead of soft bread crumbs, doubled, and sprinkled liberally. The added crunch was a nice addition to the creamy texture of the casserole."

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Loved it! I added another can of the cream of mushroom soup and I added spicy mustard for a little kick. Then I added some chopped hot peppers from a jar."

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly, except I had frozen peas with carrots so i used that - the carrots added a little color. The next day I reheated in the oven - just added a little more milk. Definately a keeper and will be making again."

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