Tuna Casserole

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked whole wheat noodles (macaroni was used in this recipe, egg noodles also will work)
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms, white or button (wipe clean)
  • 2 (4.5 ounce) cans solid white Albacore Tuna in water, shredded (add tuna and water)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened, low fat
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (reduced-fat) cheddar cheese, shredded (recommend block cheese)

Directions

Preheat over to 375 degrees.

Note: If desired, add additional cheese to the top of the casserole before baking.

Cook noodles according instructions on the package or al dente.

In a medium skillet add oil and sauté onions and mushrooms over medium-low heat until mushrooms begin to release moisture, about 10 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, combine sautéed onions and mushrooms and all remaining ingredients, reserving 1/2 cup cheddar cheese for the top.

Add the tuna mixture to a 3 quart casserole dish or 9″ baking pan, top with the 1/2 cup of remaining cheddar cheese. Bake 15 minutes covered and 10 minutes uncovered, or until cheese is hot and bubbly.

Nutritional information

Yields: 6 Servings | Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 301 | Total Fat: 9 | Saturated Fat: 3 | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 25 mg | Sodium: 492 mg | Carbohydrates: 24 | Dietary Fiber: 5 | Sugar: 5 | Protein: 31

Previous Points: 6 | Points Plus: 7 | SmartPoints: 8

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