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Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole
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Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole

This Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole is tastes exactly like what your mom probably made you when you were a kid... it's just lightened up a bit! It's still creamy and cheesy, and it's the ultimate comfort food. Even better? There are no canned "cream of xyz" soups to be found in this recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast Casserole, Chickpeas, Main Dish, Noodle, Onion, Pasta, Tuna, Tuna Casserole, Tuna Noodle Casserole
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 250kcal

Equipment

  • Large stock pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Medium frying pan
  • Spoon
  • Whisk
  • Collander
  • Large bowl
  • 9 x 13 baking dish

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces egg noodles
  • avocado oil spray or any cooking spray of your choice
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) white albacore tuna, in water
  • 1 cup fat free shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package instructions for al dente.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain and rinse with cold water, and then set it aside.
  • While the pasta is cooking, saute the onion in avocado oil spray in a pan over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until it becomes soft and translucent.
  • Add the peas and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes until they thaw.
  • Add the flour and stir for about 2 minutes until it starts to smell like it is getting toasted.
  • Whisk in the almond milk and vegetable broth and continue to whisk for about 5 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken.
  • In a large bowl, stir the pasta, tuna, onion/pea/cream sauce mixture, and cheese until combined.
  • Transfer to a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Top with panko bread crumbs and bake for about 15-20 minutes until the cheese has melted and the topping has started to brown.
  • Allow the casserole to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Notes

This Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole makes eight servings. Each serving comes out to 250 calories, 7 WW Green SmartPoints®, 6 WW Blue SmartPoints®, and 2 WW Purple SmartPoints®.
Recipe URL: https://cookingwithfudge.com/easy-tuna-noodle-casserole/

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 939mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 604IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 1mg