Tuna Casserole With Bow Ties, Mushrooms and Parmesan

Recipe by lisar
READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350. Lightly coat the inside of a 2 ½ to 3 quart baking with vege spray.
  • Bring a large of water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until barely tender (it will cook further in the oven). Drain well. Return the pasta to the cooking pot.
  • Meanwhile heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bell pepper and cook stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms and the scallions, and cook, stirring often, until the mushroom juices evaporate and the mushrooms are tender, about 6 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the flour and stir well. Stir in the milk and broth, and bring to a boil, stirring often.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the tuna, ½ cup parmesan and the cayenne. Stir this into the pasta mixture and season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the pasta into the baking dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs and remaining ¼ cup parmesan. Bake until the sauce is bubbling, 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve hot.