Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole

One of Jon’s new favorite things. πŸ™‚ As I’ve been adapting my eating habits for summer training I’ve been cooking separate meals to keep the hubs happy. He loves tuna and mushrooms- two things I’m not particularly fond of so when we’re not eating the same meal I like to make him something tasty. And he loves this tuna casserole. 

The recipe came from SkinnyTaste and only has around 300 calories a serving. Now I’m pretty sure Jon eats two servings every time but that’s probably what he needs to keep from starving!!

The recipe is below and I followed it exactly- no alterations needed I’m told. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz no-yolk noodles
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 3/4 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 oz sherry
  • 10 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup frozen petite peas
  • 2 (5 oz) cans tuna in water, drained
  • 4 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar
  • cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs

Directions:

  1. Cook noodles in salted water until al dente, or slightly undercooked by 2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large deep skillet. Add onions and cook on medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and a pinch of salt and stir well, cooking an additional 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat 
  3. Preheat oven to 375Β°. Lightly spray 9 x 12 casserole with butter flavored cooking spray.
  4. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth until well combined, increasing heat to medium and whisking well for 30 seconds, then add the milk and bring to a boil. When boiling, add sherry, mushrooms and petite peas, adjust salt and pepper to taste and simmer on medium, mixing occasionally until it thickens (about 7 to 9 minutes). Add drained tuna, stirring another minute.
  5. Remove from heat and add 1 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar and mix well until it melts. Add the noodles to the sauce and mix well until evenly coated. Pour into casserole and top with parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for about 25 minutes. Place under the broiler a few minutes to get the crumbs crisp (careful not to burn).

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