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Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Per Serving

Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Makes: 8
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories 230
Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugars 7 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 300 mg (without added salt)
Protein 14 g
Choices: Starch 1.5, Vegetable 1, Lean meat 1, Fat 1
  • Makes: 8
  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


2 slices whole wheat bread
3 tsp. olive oil, divided
1 Tbsp. grated fresh Parmesan cheese
6 oz. dried wide egg noodles
1 large onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, diced
1 med. red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 cups 1% milk
1/2 tsp. mustard powder
1/2 cup nonfat mayonnaise
7 oz. white tuna in water, drained
1/2 cup grated 50% light extra sharp cheddar cheese (such as Cabot)
2Tbsp.minced fresh basil
Kosher salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the crusts from the slices of whole wheat bread. Add the bread to a food processor or blender, and pulse until medium crumbs form. Add the crumbs to a bowl, and add 1a tsp. of the olive oil and Parmesan cheese; set aside. Coat a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Cook the noodles in boiling water until al dente, about 6 minutes. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onion, celery, red pepper, and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add in the flour, and cook for about 1 minute. Add in the milk, and bring to a boil. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the mustard powder, mayonnaise, tuna, cheese, and basil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add in the noodles and mix well. Add the tuna-noodle mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the casserole. Bake for about 20 to 30 minutes until topping is browned and casserole is bubbling.

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