Cheesy Tuna Casserole Recipe

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Kent Porter Modified: March 24, 2022
Cheesy Tuna Casserole Recipe

How To Make Cheesy Tuna Casserole

Creamy and cheesy tuna casserole is a light dish but absolutely filling. The milky flavor is complemented with veggies and the briny taste from the tuna.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1nonstick cooking spray,for greasing
  • 3tbspunsalted butter
  • 1small yellow onion,diced
  • 6clovesgarlic,minced
  • 3tbspall purpose flour
  • 2tspItalian seasoning
  • 2tspkosher salt
  • 2cupschicken broth
  • 1cupwhole milk
  • 2cupspeas,canned, drained
  • 1cupcarrot,drained
  • 4canstuna,packed in water, drained
  • 12ozegg noodles,cooked according to package instructions and drained
  • 3cupsshredded cheddar cheese,divided
  • 1cupbutter crackers,crumbled
  • ¼cupgrated parmesan cheese
  • 1tbspolive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until softened and very fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, flour, Italian seasoning, and salt and cook for another minute, until thickened.

  3. Slowly pour in the chicken broth and milk and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Once the mixture has thickened, 10 to 12 minutes, stir in the peas, carrots, and tuna.

  4. Spread the cooked egg noodles in the prepared baking dish.

  5. Pour the sauce over pasta in the pan and stir to combine. Add 2 cups of cheddar cheese and stir to incorporate. Spread the casserole in an even layer, then sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese on top.

  6. In a small bowl, use a fork to mix together the cracker crumbs, Parmesan, and olive oil. Sprinkle over the casserole.

  7. Bake the casserole for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and bubbling.

  8. Serve warm.

  9. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 403.38kcal
  • Fat: 18.62g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.51g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.84g
  • Fiber: 2.80g
  • Sugar: 4.77g
  • Protein: 26.35g
  • Cholesterol: 85.40mg
  • Sodium: 529.86mg
  • Calcium: 293.81mg
  • Potassium: 376.25mg
  • Iron: 3.10mg
  • Vitamin A: 223.31µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.33mg
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