Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole
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Tuna Noodle Casserole
Nathan Cyphert
Tuna Noodle Casserole

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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4
Servings
250
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
13µg
0%
Folate, total
52µg
13%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
46mg
14%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
188mg
27%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
788mg
53%
Water
141g
5%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Tuna Noodle Casserole Shopping Tip

Ingredients like rice, pasta, and beans make for great casserole bases – they are inexpensive, come in a variety of sizes and flavors, and can stretch meat and vegetables a long way.

Tuna Noodle Casserole Cooking Tip

Making two casseroles is just as easy as making one – freeze the second for busy days ahead.