Tuna Noodle Casserole

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Tuna Noodle Casserole
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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Ready in
45 m
4
Servings
375
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
18%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
69mg
23%
Protein
21g
42%
Carbs
47g
16%
Vitamin A
61µg
7%
Vitamin B12
1µg
20%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
17%
Vitamin C
8mg
14%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
11µg
14%
Calcium
148mg
15%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
45µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
217µg
54%
Folic acid
101µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
68mg
17%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
47%
Phosphorus
314mg
45%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
393mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
26.2%
Sodium
579mg
24%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
47%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
15%

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