A classic casserole recipe made a bit healthier.
Healthier Tuna Noodle Casserole
I cook this in a Le Creuset stove-to-oven-to-table enameled cast-iron braiser/casserole dish dish, so that it's a one-pot meal. I used gluten-free brown rice pasta for this dish but use whatever variety of pasta suits you. I found Tonnino tuna packaged in jars at Whole Foods. It is a little more expensive than some of the other brands but I think it's worth it.Makes 8 servings
- 1 bag 16 ounces whole grain rotini
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
- I teaspoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons minced shallots
- 6.7 ounces of tuna drained, preferably Tonnino
- 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- ¼ cup milk any variety
- ¼ cup sliced pepperoncini
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons minced onion flakes
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese plus more for serving
- Adobo seasoning to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bring water to a boil. Add pasta and peas and cook until the pasta is al dente, about 7 minutes.
- Drain. Lower heat to medium.
- Saute the shallots with the olive oil for a minute or two. Return the pasta and peas to the pan.
- Flake in the tuna.
- Stir in cream of mushroom soup and milk, pepperoncini and then onion flakes, paprika and adobo seasoning.
- Top with parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the top is browned and crispy. Serve immediately.
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Update: some people are asking for an image of the jar of tuna so that they can find it easier at the grocery store. Here it is: