Deluxe Tuna Noodle Casserole

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


    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


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
    8 of 8 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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    5 of 5 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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    4 of 4 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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    4 of 4 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 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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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i added mushrooms which were ok... but the recipe was amazing!!! - 1/13/11