Homemade classic tuna noodle stew, the most important American dish made from scratch and under $ 10 to make, kids love it!
Tuna noodles stew
The ingredients are simple, canned tuna, mushrooms, peas, noodles in a creamy sauce (without canned soup) finished with toasted bread crumbs. Other casserole ideas you might like are chicken sausage and peppers macaroni casserole, spiralized cabbage root and potato Au Gratin casserole with turkey and Sicilian rice casserole.
You can easily customize this with different vegetables, swap tuna for chicken or even use whole wheat noodles. There are no rules for cooking, just have fun with it!
How do you make homemade tuna stew from scratch?
- You start by making a simple white sauce that eliminates the need for processed canned soup.
- Add all the veggies you want here. In this recipe I used peas and mushrooms, you can swap them out for broccoli, asparagus, carrots etc.
- You can switch egg noodles to whole grains if you wish.
- If you don't like tuna, you can even use chicken or salmon.
Can you freeze a tuna stew?
Yes, there are two ways to freeze it. An emerging method or you can freeze the leftovers.
- For make-ahead method, prepare everything up to the baking point. Once you have combined everything except breadcrumbs and parmesan, transfer to a freezer bag or freezer container. When ready to serve the tuna pan, defrost the mixture in the fridge overnight, top with parmesan and bread crumbs and and bake.
- Leftover, oven-baked tuna casserole can also be frozen. To do so, you will flash freeze the leftovers for a few hours in the original baking tray, so when solid, remove it from the pan, place it in a freezer bag and place it in the freezer. To cook, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and heat again.
Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Tuna stew, the main American dish. Perfect for potlucks and under $ 10 to make. Made with canned tuna, mushrooms, peas and noodles in a creamy sauce (and no canned soup) finished with toasted bread crumbs – so good!
- 6 oz egg yolks, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest or brown rice paste for gluten free
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons flour, gluten-free use rice flour
- 1 3/4 cups fat-free chicken broth
- 1 cup of 1% milk
- 1 oz sherry, optional
- 10 oz slices of baby bella mushrooms
- 1 cup of frozen petite peas, thawed
- 2 5 oz cans of tuna in water, drained (I used albacore)
- 4 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar, I used Cabot
- cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat spicy bread crumbs
Cook noodles in salted water until al dente, or lightly cooked for 2 minutes. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a large deep frying pan. Add the onion and cook on medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
Add the flour and a pinch of salt, and stir well, cook another 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat
Preheat oven to 375 °. Lightly spray 9 x 12 casserole with butter-made cooking spray.
Slowly whisk chicken broth until well combined, increase heat to medium and whisk well for 30 seconds, then add milk and bring to a boil.
Add the sherry, mushrooms and petite peas as the salt is cooked, adjust the salt and pepper to taste and simmer on medium, and mix sometimes until thicker (about 7 to 9 minutes).
Add drained tuna with stirring for another minute.
Remove it from the heat and add 1 cup of reduced fat sharp cheddar and mix well until it melts. Add the noodles to the sauce and mix well until evenly coated.
Pour in the casserole and top with parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Spray a little more cooking spray and top and back for approx. 25 minutes.
Place a few minutes under the broiler to get the crumbs crispy (be careful not to burn).
Serving: 1/6 of the casserole, calories: 318kcal, carbohydrates: 34.3 g, protein: 27.3 g, fat: 7 g, saturated fat: 4 g, cholesterol: 34 mg, sodium: 660 mg, fiber: 3 , 6 g, sugar: 6 g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green smart points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 8
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