Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Recipe: Easy & Light Tuna Casserole

I actually found recipes for the week, made a grocery list for said recipes AND I have actually been following through with making them.

Score for me.

Earlier this week, I made my Yummiest Spinach Lasagna (no feta). We are literally still eating it.

Tonight I couldn't eat the Lasagna again, so I went ahead with my next recipe.
I found a yummy looking Tuna Casserole/Bake/Thing on Eatingwell and decided I must make it.

First, let me say that this is very weakly adapted so I am not claiming this recipe. I just want to share what I did with you guys. I changed almost every amount on the ingredients. I especially wanted to use a lot less cheese and breadcrumbs.

-6 ounces whole wheat egg noodles
-1/2 Medium Onion, chopped
-8 oz Sliced Mushrooms (1 package)
-1/4 cup White Cooking Wine
-6 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
-2 1/2 cups Unsweetened Soy Milk (Or Low Fat or Fat Free Milk)
-12 oz can of Chunk Light Tuna in Water, drained
-1 package of Frozen Peas
-1/2 cup Cheese (I used a mixture of Mozzarella and Parmesan)
-1/4 cup Breadcrumbs
-Olive Oil

-Preheat oven to 350F
-Boil noodles according to directions; drain and set aside
-Saute Onions and Mushrooms with a little Olive Oil until onions are translucent
-Add Cooking Wine and simmer for about 5 minutes
-Slowly add AP Flour, stirring as you do to prevent clumping
-Add Milk and stir
-Add Tuna and peas; cook until thoroughly heated
-Add Cheese and stir
-Add noodles to mixture and stir thoroughly
-Transfer mixture to a greased baking dish (9x13)
-Top with a sprinkle of parmesan and all bread crumbs
-Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown on top
-Serve and devour


  1. tuna casserols like this remind me of my childhood and my momma! i love that you made this even lighter and it is seriously making my mouth water. will have to do something similar soon!

    1. That's what it reminds me of too! DH actually never had it as a kid because they didn't like tuna...but someone had more than 2 servings last night...so apparently that wasn't true ;)