Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole
Nathan Cyphert


  • 1 Tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon  crushed garlic
  • 1 Cup  chopped mushrooms
  • 2 Tablespoons  whole-wheat flour, plus more as needed
  • 1 Cup  mushroom broth
  • 3/4 Cups  lactose-free milk, such as Lactaid, plus more as needed
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  •   6-8 ounces egg noodles, cooked
  •   One 5-ounce can tuna in water
  • 1/2  Cup  peas, preferably organic
  • 1/2 Cup  shredded extra-sharp Cheddar
  • 1 Teaspoon  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon  breadcrumbs

This is my absolute, without a doubt, favorite food of all time. My mother made it for me on a weekly basis growing up and I have continued to make it for myself as often as possible since leaving her loving nest. It's comfort food at its most comforting and I love it. I adapted my mother's recipe to make it a lactose-free experience, without sacrificing any taste!

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and mushrooms. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add the flour and stir until well mixed. Add the broth and ½ cup of the milk and whisk continously until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. (At this point you can use your best judgment to add more flour or milk to get a consistency that you like. It should be as thick as a gravy.)

Put the cooked noodles, tuna, peas, cheese, Worcestershire sauce, remaining milk, and mushroom sauce in a casserole dish. Mix well. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top and bake uncovered in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Season with more salt and pepper, to taste.


Note: You can skip making the mushroom broth sauce and use a can of cream of mushroom soup if you want, but then it wouldn't be lactose-free!


Calories per serving:

445 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 72g 111%
  • Carbs 185g 62%
  • Saturated 32g 159%
  • Fiber 14g 55%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 20g
  • Monounsaturated 24g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 100g 201%
  • Cholesterol 360mg 120%
  • Sodium 1,408mg 59%
  • Calcium 1,195mg 120%
  • Magnesium 263mg 66%
  • Potassium 1,649mg 47%
  • Iron 14mg 75%
  • Zinc 12mg 77%
  • Phosphorus 1,624mg 232%
  • Vitamin A 499µg 55%
  • Vitamin C 33mg 55%
  • Thiamin (B1) 3mg 188%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 133%
  • Niacin (B3) 37mg 183%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 66%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 577µg 144%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 102%
  • Vitamin D 6µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 22%
  • Vitamin K 41µg 51%
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