• Karri Anne Cameron

Tuna Noodle Casserole

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

Macros: 173 Cal, Fat 5g, Carbs 15g, Fibre 2g, Protein 18g

Ingredients:

6 oz no-yolk noodles

1 tbsp butter

1 medium onion (minced fine)

3 tbsp flour

3/4 cups fat free chicken broth

1 cup 1% milk

10 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms

1 cup frozen petite peas (thawed)

2 X 120G cans tuna in water, drained

1/2 cup 50% reduced fat cheese

cooking spray

2 tbsp parmesan cheese

2 tbsp whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs

Directions:

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 flavoured 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 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).


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