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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 302.9
  • Total Fat: 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.5 mg
  • Sodium: 781.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 31.2 g

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Deluxe Tuna Noodle Casserole

Submitted by: LILMSMUFFIN

Introduction

Rich, creamy, and low fat too! Rich, creamy, and low fat too!
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 cup celery, chopped
    1 cup carrot, chopped
    1 cup onion, chopped
    1/4 cup whole wheat flour
    1-1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    3 cups skim milk (can use dry milk plus water)
    3 oz (90g) fat free cream cheese, cut up
    8 oz whole wheat pasta (I use penne or rotini)
    3-6 oz cans tuna, chunk white in water, drained

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.
In a 4-quart saucepan, over medium heat, cook celery, carrot, and onions in olive oil until tender, stirring frequently.
Stir in flour, salt, and pepper until blended
Gradually stir in milk and cream cheese and cook, stirring constantly until blended.
Continue cooking until sauce is slightly thickened and smooth. Remove saucepan from heat.
Meanwhile , prepare pasta as directed on package, undercooking by several minutes.
Into cheese sauce gently stir hot, drained pasta, and the drained tuna.
Pour mixture into a 12 x 8 baking dish that has been coated with olive oil.
Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is hot and bubbly.
Makes 10 1-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPARKP.





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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We added Italian Seasoning, corn, green peas and I put some flax seeds for color and the health benefits... My children came back for seconds... Thanks :) - 3/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love this dish! I added half a red pepper and half a yellow pepper also. It was very tasty and I'll be making it again. - 4/19/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Cooking Light has a similar recipe only it also includes dijon mustard. I think the mustard helps give the casserole a bit more flavor. - 5/15/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I hate tuna but tried this anyway, I have to say I ate it and wasn't disgusted...LOL My son LOVES tuna and said he would eat this again...he is REALLY picky...so I give it a huge thumbs up...the rest of the family loved it too! The only thing I did differently was to add garlic. Thanks for sharing. - 5/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Good! Skipped the oil and used unsweetened Almond Milk to lower the calories. Great recipe! - 9/12/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i added mushrooms which were ok... but the recipe was amazing!!! - 1/13/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OMG, this is delicious!!!! I made it when I got home from work and loved it. I will definitely make this again. - 5/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing!! i loved it and my husband and one year old liked it as well. that is tricky too b/c my husband is very picky!!! - 10/26/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I wanted some fish for dinner and came across this recipe. Although I didn't have tuna, I had some imitation crab. Yummy! I added in some fresh garlic, too. I don't think you can go wrong with this one. - 1/13/08

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked the addition of the cream cheese in this recipe. I used brown rice noodles instead of whole wheat and I also added some italian seasoning because I felt it was lacking some zip. - 3/14/07

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  • Too flavorless to do a repeat. - 12/11/14

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It's all right, my DH liked the carrots in it, but I have another recipe that we like much better. - 8/16/13

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  • We left out the carrots and added peas. Also added Italian bread crumbs to the top with a 2 Tbsp of melted butter drizzled over. It was very good! My son and husband both had seconds! - 1/9/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy! I've been looking for a good Tuna cassarole to try! - 10/18/10

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  • Nice to see a tuna casserole that doesn't rely on canned soup! This is going on the rotation. - 9/15/10

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  • This was fantastic! I've had gastric bypass surgery, so I omitted the celery (hard to digest), cut the pasta to 6 ounces and the flour to about 1/8 cup, and added a can of tuna. I also added 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes based on others' comments. I will make this again. Thanks for the recipe! - 9/12/10

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  • Easy and fast to make. I added mushrooms, garlic, and more seasonings and left out the celery and one of the cans of tuna. Next time I'm going to add some red pepper flakes and Cajun seasoning to see how that works for increasing the flavor. - 8/13/10

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  • I thought this recipe was very good. My husband did not, and wouldn't eat it. I think he didn't like the cream cheese. This wasn't the recipe's fault--he just hates cream cheese. If he had liked it, I would have made it again and again. - 2/19/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this dosen't sound boring! Can't wait to make it! - 12/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty. I added onions to the vegetales. - 11/21/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made this for tomorrows dinner - 10/7/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a winner to me. I will make this real soon. - 3/20/09

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  • love this recipe! it has become a staple for me. I just add a little bit more salt and a dash of garlic to give it a little extra something. - 12/8/08

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  • Really good! I need to add a little bit more salt for flavor, but I loved this! - 3/3/08

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  • This stuff was great, it had enough flavor for me, although my roommate wanted more salt :P Then again, he eats a gram of salt with everything, haha. Thanks! - 12/2/07

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