Homemade tuna casserole, the quintessential American dish. This is made from scratch, and under $10 to make! Made with canned tuna, mushrooms, peas and noodles in a creamy sauce (and no canned soup) finished with toasted breadcrumbs – the kids love it!
Yield: 6 servings
4.64 from 60 votes

Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Cuisine: American
Tuna casserole, the quintessential American dish. Perfect for potlucks and under $10 to make. Made with canned tuna, mushrooms, peas and noodles in a creamy sauce (and no canned soup) finished with toasted breadcrumbs – so good!

Ingredients

  • 6 oz no-yolk noodles (Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, or brown rice pasta for gluten free)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion (minced fine)
  • 3 tbsp flour (gluten free use rice flour)
  • 1 3/4 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 oz sherry (optional)
  • 10 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup frozen petite peas (thawed)
  • 2 5 oz cans tuna in water, drained (I used albacore)
  • 4 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar (I used Cabot)
  • cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • Cook noodles in salted water until al dente, or slightly undercooked by 2 minutes. Set aside.
  • 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
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly spray 9 x 12 casserole with butter flavored cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • 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. Spray a little more cooking spray and top and bake for about 25 minutes.
  • Place under the broiler a few minutes to get the crumbs crisp (careful not to burn).

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6th of casserole, Calories: 318kcal, Carbohydrates: 34.3g, Protein: 27.3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 660mg, Fiber: 3.6g, Sugar: 6g
Freestyle Points: 7
Points +: 8