Friday, June 10, 2016

Finicky Friday - Healthy tuna casserole

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Hey everyone, I thought it would be cool to post some recipes I had found online. I’m going to *try* to do some of these beforehand, but I’m sure there’ll be times I won't. I'm going to call this Finicky Friday. :)

Tuna Casserole

5 slices whole-wheat bread, crusts included
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 large stalk celery, finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
1 (10-ounce) box white mushroom, stemmed and chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups 1 percent milk
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 pound whole-wheat fettuccine noodles, broken into thirds and cooked according to package directions
1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 (10-ounce) box frozen peas, thawed
4 (6-ounce) cans chunk light tuna in water, drained

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 40 min
Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Analysis:
Per Serving
Calories 476
Total Fat 6.5 g
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This is a surprisingly lowfat version of the classic tuna casserole you grew up with. You make your own creamy mixture, which replaces the high-fat condensed soup in the original version. Fresh bread crumbs toast right on top of the casserole!

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Place bread in food processor and pulse for 30 seconds into bread crumbs (makes about 2 1/2 to 3 cups crumbs).

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until onions are soft and translucent, 8 minutes.

Add celery and cook, stirring, until just tender, 6 minutes.

Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until mushrooms release their water, 5 to 7 minutes.

Add flour all at once and stir immediately and vigorously with a wooden spoon until flour is completely incorporated into vegetable mixture until there are no flour lumps.

Add milk and broth, stir to combine and bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to a vigorous simmer and cook, stirring, until liquid has thickened and reduced by about 1/2 cup, 7 to 8 minutes.

Add salt and pepper and stir to combine.

Combine cooked pasta, vegetable-liquid mixture, broccoli, peas, and tuna and toss to incorporate. Pour into a 9 by 13-inch casserole. Top with bread crumbs.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until crumbs are golden brown and toasted.

~I'm not a big fan of tuna, but the hubby like it.