Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole

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Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole

Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole

Known as Tuna-Pea Wiggle to some, this family-friendly tuna noodle casserole tends to be made with canned soup and whole milk, which means high fat and sodium. We remedy this by making our own creamy mushroom sauce with nonfat milk thickened with a bit of flour. Look for whole-wheat egg noodles—they have more fiber than regular egg noodles (but this dish will work well and taste great with either).

Serves 6

Prep Time 40 min

Total Time 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 6 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups nonfat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 12 ounces canned chunk light tuna (see Tip), drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup coarse dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs, (see Tip)

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles until just tender, 6 to 8 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and rinse.

Step 2

Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, mushrooms and salt and cook, stirring often, until the onion is softened but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add wine and cook until evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the vegetables; stir to coat. Add milk and pepper and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Stir in tuna, peas and 1/2 cup Parmesan until evenly incorporated. Then, stir in the noodles (the pan will be very full). Remove from the heat.

Step 4

Sprinkle the casserole with breadcrumbs and the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan. Broil until bubbly and lightly browned on top, 3 to 4 minutes.


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