Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins
Creamy and lower in fat then most
- 4 ounces dried medium noodles
- 1 (7 1/16 ounce) packet Starkist tuna or 2 cans drained canned tuna
- 1 tablespoon margarine or 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1⁄4 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
- 1 (10 ounce) packagefrozen French style green beans
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 3⁄4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1⁄2 cup sliced celery
- 1 jar diced pimento
- 1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 1⁄2 cups nonfat milk
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1⁄2 cup shredded American cheese or 1⁄2 cup process swiss cheese
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon mustard
- Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
- Toss the bread crumbs with margarine or butter; set aside.
- In a large saucepan combine frozen green beans, mushrooms, green or red pepper, onion, celery, water, bouillon granules, and garlic.
- Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
- Cover; simmer about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Meanwhile, stir together milk, cornstarch, and mustard.
- Stir into vegetable mixture.
- Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly.
- Remove from heat, then stir in cheese until melted.
- Stir in noodles and tuna.
- Spoon mixture into a 2-quart casserole.
- Sprinkle bread crumb mixture around outside edge of casserole.
- Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F.
- oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden.
- Makes 6 servings.
This was very good, lots of veggies, I was in heaven and hubby took the left overs to micro for lunch at work. He usually opts for an Arby's.
We thought this was very good. Like other reviewers, I was drawn to this recipe because it did not include the yucky condensed canned soups that other recipes call for. I try to avoid using those when I can. I didn't really measure much of anything, and other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. I had to use a large lasagna pan to bake it and after 30 minutes the breadcrumbs were golden and it was perfect. Oh, one substitution I made- I used canned chicken instead of tuna, as my husband detests canned tuna. Even my 1 year old loved it and cleaned his plate. This is a make again for us. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
I haven't made this yet, but I'm going to give it 5 stars right now just for not calling for canned soup! I'm going to make tune casserole tonight because I've got some left over pasta and veggies to use and up and I bet I had to look through 20 recipes for tuna noodle casserole before I could find one that didn't call for nasty canned soup! thank you for posting. I will be making a few subsitutes but I'm sure this will work out perfect! Thanks!