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Tuna Casserole

Low Calorie Tuna Casserole

Kimberley K. Eggleston
Our family loves tuna casserole, but the processed canned soups in most tuna noodle casserole recipes aren't always the healthiest. This low calorie tuna casserole is simple, and healthy using fresh ingredients, and no processed, canned soups.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. yolk-free egg noodles
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 oz. grated parmesan, divided
  • 2 tsp minced onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 5 oz. cans chunk-light tuna, undrained
  • 1 Tbsp wheat germ

Preparation:

1. Preheat the broiler.

2. Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain.

2. While the egg noodles are cooking, melt the butter in a medium-sized skillet. Add the flour, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. Whisk in the milk and chicken broth, and simmer 3-4 minutes, until thick and smooth. Add the minced onion, salt, pepper, and 1 oz. of parmesan, and stir until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat.

3. In a large bowl, pour the milk mixture over the cooked noodles. Add the undrained tuna, and stir to combine.

4. Pour the noodle mixture in a casserole dish, and sprinkle the remaining parmesan and wheat germ on top.

5. Broil the casserole for 3 minutes, and serve hot.

Serves 6

Calories 304, Fat 12 grams

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 5 out of 5
Yummy & Filling, Member jjlosingit

What a wonderful-healthier version of my mother's old standard of using Campbell's soup! I added a full head of boiled cauliflower to my dish & supplemented with 3 total cans of tuna (not drained). It made the portions a bit larger, which is the fun of casseroles! Piling it onto the plate, I felt justified knowing I was eating loads of vegetables& was happily full when I was finished (without seconds, I might add)! This will be a new staple in our house! Thanks!

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