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.


Ingredients:
-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
-Pepper

Directions:
-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

2 comments:

  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!

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    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 ;)

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