Time-Honored Tuna-Noodle Casserole

It's thrifty, it's cozy and comforting, and it's on just about everyone's "Top Ten" list of beloved foods. Best of all, tuna casserole brings back those childhood feelings of warmth and Mom's love! Here's a wonderfully rich version of this popular dish, and I think you'll agree it delivers lots of tangy taste along with satisfying crunchy top.
Serves 4

1 (10 3/4-ounce) can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes no-fat sour cream
1/4 cup (one 2-ounce jar) chopped pimiento, undrained
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 (6-ounce) cans white tuna, packed in water, drained and flaked
1 1/2 cups cooked noodles, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup (3/4 ounce) crushed WOW potato chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine mushroom soup, sour cream, undrained pimiento, onion flakes, and black pepper. Add tuna. Mix well to combine. Stir in noodles. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish. Evenly sprinkle potato chip crumbs over top. Bake for 30 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 4 servings.

Each serving equals:
HE: 1 1/2 Protein, 1 Bread, 1/4 Slider, 9 Optional Calories
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179 Calories, 3gm Fat, 15gm Protein, 23gm Carbohydrate,
452mg Sodium, 89mg Calcium, 1gm Fiber
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DIABETIC: 3 Meat, 1 1/2 Starch

"Cooking Healthy Across America, page 332."

2 comments :

  1. I made this Tuna Noodle Casserole for the first time tonight. It was awesome! I tripled the recipe, so it would serve 12 or more, and added about 1 cup of peas (so 1/3 cup per a recipe). I had my whole family to cook for. This made a huge serving of it. I split it between two baking dishes, instead of 3. And I still think it came out great!

    A few other things I added were, onion powder (not salt), and garlic powder. I also used a bit of sea salt in the noodles while they cooked. Just as a FYI Smart Taste is now making those "no yolk" style noodles with fiber! They are perfect for this recipe

    Every one went for seconds (yeah that's how much it made!). This is going on the regular rotation. I'll probably make this one again next month. I want to try a few other recipes of her's for Tuna Noodle Casserole, but my dad said he wanted Tuna Noodle Casserole and he was out of town tonight. And since this one came out so good, I will make this one for him next month. After that I will try out a few other of Jo's Tuna casseroles. Other then that, this one was a home run!

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  2. Will have to experiment with this one to make it fit my IC food list.
    Make my own mushroom soup and add yogurt with the dry milk powder to make fat free sour cream.
    Yes think I will try this.

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