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Simple Tuna Noodle Casserole

Looking for something that is simple and cheap to make this week? Try this skinny version of the popular Tuna Noodle Casserole! Your family will love it and you‘re sure to have leftovers for lunch the next day!!

Serves: 6

Calories: 318 k/cal per serving


  • 6 oz egg noodle

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 1 medium onion, minced

  • 3 tbsp flour

  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 oz sherry (optional)

  • 10 oz sliced baby bell mushrooms (can use canned)

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 2- 5 oz cans tuna

  • 4 oz sharp cheddar

  • Cooking spray

  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tbsp whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs


  1. Cook noodles in salted water until al dente, or slightly undercooked by 2 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a large deep skillet. Add onions and cook on medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add the flour and a pinch of salt and stir well, cooking an additional 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat.

  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray 9 x 12 casserole with cooking spray.

  5. 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.

  6. 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).

  7. Add drained tuna, stirring another minute.

  8. Remove from heat and add 1 cup cheddar and mix until it melts. Add the noodles to the sauce and mix well until evenly coated.

  9. Pour into casserole and top with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray a little more cooking spray and top and bake for about 25 minutes.

  10. Place under the broiler a few minutes to get the crumbs crisp. (Careful not to burn)

  11. Enjoy!!

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of: Skinny Taste

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