Tuna pasta bake recipe healthy - Comfort food

Author: David Nuzback  

This lightened up tuna noodle casserole is made with a creamy, but light parmesan mushroom sauce, noodles, canned tuna and peas. If you're looking for a healthy tuna noodle casserole made from scratch, look no further.

Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole
If you're looking for a healthy tuna noodle casserole made from scratch, look no further. This lightened up tuna noodle casserole is made with a creamy, but light parmesan mushroom sauce, noodles, canned tuna and peas. You'll fall in love with this easy dinner recipe that's bound to become a forever favorite!
Provided by: Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com
Total time: 40 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 16
  • 10 ounces dry pasta shells (or use rotini, fusilli, or whatever pasta you’d like)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour (or whole wheat flour or all purpose gluten free flour)
  • 1 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or cashew milk or regular milk)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, gluten free if desired
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Serving Size: 1 serving (based on 6)
  • Calories: 390 kcal
  • Sugar: 4.6 g
  • Fat: 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.8 g
  • Carbohydrate: 50.1 g
  • Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 22.3 g
How to cook:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Spray a 2-quart baking dish or 9x9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, or grease with olive oil or butter.
  2. First boil the noodles until al dente, according to the directions on the package. Once done cooking, drain and set aside.
  3. Cook your mushrooms: Place a large pot over medium-high heat and add in 1 tablespoon butter. Once butter melts, add in the mushrooms, onions, thyme and salt and pepper. Stir occasionally until mushrooms and onions are cooked down about 4-6 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. In the same skillet you cooked mushrooms, add in 2 tablespoons of butter and place over medium heat. Once butter is melted, whisk in a little bit of the flour and then slowly add in milk, a little bit at a time, alternating with the flour and vigorously whisking away any lumps. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes stirring every so often, until the sauce thickens up. If it gets too thick, add in ¼ cup more milk.
  5. Once thick, turn off the heat and stir in garlic powder, parmesan cheese. salt and LOTS of freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Stir in cooked noodles, mushroom and onion mixture, drained tuna and peas. Season again with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour mixture into your prepared baking pan.
  7. In a small bowl, mix breadcrumbs with melted butter. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture on top of casserole and bake for 20-30 minutes. Serves 6.
Notes: Tuna pasta bake with greens | Healthy Recipe, Mix the pasta, Tenderstem broccoli and spinach with the sauce, tuna and sweetcorn, then season well. Transfer to a 20cm x 30cm baking dish and scatter over the

Tuna Pasta Bake

Tuna Pasta Bake
This Tuna Pasta Bake is a family favourite and so easy to make with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Total comfort food!
Provided by: Dannii
Total time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Cuisine: British,Italian
Number of ingredients: 7
  • 300 g pasta
  • 4 portion cheese sauce
  • 200 g tuna (canned)
  • 300 g mushrooms (diced)
  • 100 g cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 300 g sweetcorn
  • 5 g fresh parsley (chopped)
  • Serving Size: 1 portion
  • Calories: 674 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 82 g
  • Protein: 37 g
  • Fat: 24 g
  • Saturated Fat: 14 g
  • Trans Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 83 mg
  • Sodium: 483 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
How to cook:
  1. Add the pasta to a pan of boiling water and cook for a few minutes less than the packet instructions - so around 7-9 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a little oil in a pan and gently cook the mushrooms until softened - about 5 minutes.
  3. Make the cheese sauce. Preheat your oven to 180°C/400°F/Gas 6.
  4. Drain the pasta and pour in the cheese sauce. Add the tuna, sweetcorn and cooked mushrooms. Mix well.
  5. Transfer the pasta to a baking dish. Sprinkle over the grated cheddar. Put in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the cheese on top is golden and starting to brown. Serve with chopped parsley.
Notes: Tuna pasta bake, Just six ingredients is all you need for this speedy, budget-friendly tuna pasta bake! Recipes with a Health Score of 8.0+. Health Score8.0.

Healthy Tuna Tomato Pasta Bake

Healthy Tuna Tomato Pasta Bake
This healthy tuna tomato pasta bake is packed with protein and vegetables. It's like a cheesy tuna melt, in a pasta casserole format! Easy, nutritious, and great for the whole family.
Provided by: Carrie Walder
Total time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Cuisine: American,Mediterranean
Number of ingredients: 13
  • 3 cups small pasta shape, dry ((I used rigatoni!))
  • 1/4 cup olive oil ((divided))
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Optional: 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large bell pepper, cored + chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped ((approx. 2-4 carrots, depending on size))
  • 8 large green olives, chopped ((approx. 1/2 cup))
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 4 cans tuna, drained ((see note for size + type))
  • 2 cups tomato sauce ((e.g. marinara))
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, freshly grated or shredded
  • Optional: chopped basil or green onion, to garnish
How to cook:
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta to al dente, according to package instructions. Drain when done.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in large pan over medium heat. Sauté garlic (and onion if using) for 2 minutes, until fragrant and lightly browned.
  4. Then, add bell peppers, carrots, and olives. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Stir in spinach until wilted, about 2 minutes. Then, stir in canned tuna and tomato sauce. Season generously with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
  6. Transfer cooked vegetable and tuna mixture to a large baking dish. Add pasta, remaining 2 Tbsp of olive oil, and stir everything together until well-combined.
  7. Spread pasta mixture in an even layer in the baking dish. Try to have more of the pasta exposed on the top, so that it gets nice and crisp! Sprinkle cheddar cheese overtop of everything in an even layer.
  8. Transfer baking dish to the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and slightly browned.
  9. Remove from oven, add fresh herbs to garnish (if desired), and serve hot!
Notes: Tuna Pasta Bake | RecipeTin Eats, Instructions · Add tomato, water, herbs, salt and pepper and tomato paste if using. · Add tuna and GENTLY stir it in - don't break up the tuna so

Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake

Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake
This protein-packed creamy tuna pasta bake is so comforting and delicious. Whip it up for meal prep or to share with family/housemates.
Provided by: Mimi Harrison
Total time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Cuisine: Italian
Number of ingredients: 11
  • 400 g rigatoni ((£0.65))
  • 1 onion,finely diced ((£0.09))
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ((£0.69))
  • 3 tins tuna, drained ((£0.59x3)=(£1.77))
  • 100 g (60g+ 40g cheddar) ((£1.74/2)=(£0.87))
  • 200 g cream cheese ((£0.79))
  • ¼ lemon, juiced ((£0.69/4)=(£0.17))
  • 260 g (1 large tin) sweetcorn ((£0.35))
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Calories: 540 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 57 g
  • Protein: 34 g
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C – Grill
  2. Start by adding the rigatoni to salted boiling water, timer set to 2 minutes minus the packet time.
  3. Next, add the onions and olive oil to the pan on a low/medium heat. Gently fry for around 5 minutes until softened (not caramelised). Add the garlic in for a couple minutes to fry once softened.
  4. Then, add the drained tuna, cream cheese, cheddar and two ladles of pasta water. Stir until the cheese melts and a creamy sauce is achieved. Add extra pasta water as necessary.
  5. Stir the lemon juice and dijon mustard into the sauce and season with salt and lots of pepper. Pour the rigatoni, sweetcorn and creamy tuna sauce into a baking dish (around 12 inch x 10 inch). Stir to incorporate everything and top with the remaining cheddar. Pop under the grill for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and crispy.
  6. Top with fresh parsley to serve.
Notes: Creamy tuna and broccoli pasta bake, Creamy tuna and broccoli pasta bake · 1 Cook pasta in a medium-sized saucepan following packet directions. Add broccoli in the last 3-4 minutes of cooking.
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