Tuna elbows casserole

"Although this is a low fat recipe, it is absolutely scrumptious and a real kid pleaser! Leftovers taste great microwaved. Can be made in advance and refrigerated until ready to bake."
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  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook the macaroni until just tender and drain.
  • Combine cooked macaroni, tuna, celery, onion and bell pepper in a large bowl.
  • Heat the undiluted soup with the milk in a small saucepan.
  • When it is smooth, add the cheese and keep cooking it until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the mayonnaise and the black pepper.
  • Pour the saucepan contents over the macaroni mixture in the bowl and mix it up well to combine.
  • Pour the whole thing into a medium sized casserole dish (about 2 quart) that has been sprayed with no-stick spray.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

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  1. deerfieldbeach
    Delicious, could not stop eating it! My new go to recipe for tuna casserole!
  2. JFitz
    GREAT RECIPE! I am always looking for a new healthier version of tuna casserole and this was it. I used whole wheat elbow noodles, fat free cream of mushroom soup, low fat cheddar cheese, peas and I added less mayo. Next time I am going to try with using all fat free ingredients and see how that is. I liked the creamy texture and the addition of celery. Thanks for a great recipe!
  3. Farmhouse Junkie
    This is AWESOME! I have made it twice in the last two weeks! I made it the first time with cream of chicken soup and no celery and it was still quite good. The second time I followed the recipe exactly and it was wonderful! Thanks!
  4. Chef 313014
    This was a really good casserole. I didn't have celery, so I used extra red pepper. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. The only thing I didn't like was the black pepper, so I will cut back some the next time. Will definitely make again. Thanks!
  5. andreaadams01
    absolutely delicious! The veggies are a nice tocuh - in both colour and taste. I will try this again, thank you.


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