A quick and easy weeknight dinner made easy with cream of mushroom soup and canned tuna. Tuna Noodle Casserole is one of Grumpy’s favorite meals. Full of mushroom flavor by adding freshly cooked mushrooms and fresh peas this delicious meal is ready in a little over 30 minutes.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Grumpy absolutely loves Tuna Noodle Casserole. I myself have never been a fan of it and that is why almost 9 years we have been together I have never made it for him! When he would get a craving for tuna casserole, I would buy the Tuna Helper and make it just for him while I would would fix myself something else.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Last week, on our way to the chocolate tasting, I asked Grumpy help me decide our meals for the week. I really like to plan our meals since I have to work all day long. I had my Healthy Cooking Magazines in tow and looked through them, made suggestions, showed him the photos and we came up with a plan for Monday – Saturday! Woo Hoo!
Tuna Noodle Casserole

I saw this recipe for Light-But-Hearty Tuna Noodle Casserole and thought, why not? It is something Grumpy loves so maybe I should make it and give it a try myself.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

This recipe was a little different to me from what I had seen of Tuna Noodle Casserole as it did not call for green peas. Instead, it called for 1/2 cup of roasted red pepper. I also was only used to seeing crushed saltines on top, not bread crumbs. I couldn’t go with the red pepper because Grumpy just is not a fan of it so I improvised this recipe slightly from the original. While I used full fat mayonnaise and 2% milk, I still was able to get a good 6 servings for under 300 calories.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

I can honestly say that I no longer “hate” Tuna Noodle Casserole. Maybe it was because I now have grown up tastebud or maybe its just because I made it myself and added some freshness to it. I’m not sure. One thing I am sure of though is Grumpy will never be deprived of one of his favorite dishes again!

Tuna Noodle Casserole

A light and hearty tuna casserole
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 cups uncooked yolk free noodles
  • 1 can reduced fat reduced sodium cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 can (6 oz) solid white tuna, drained
  • 8 ounces cooked sliced mushrooms (I do not recommend canned mushrooms)
  • 1 cup green peas
  • For the Topping:
  • 1/4 cup dry Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. In a large bowl, combine the soup, milk, mayonnaise and mustard. Stir in the tuna, mushrooms and green peas. Drain noodles; add to soup mixture and stir until blended. Transfer to 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over casserole, Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
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Tuna Noodle Casserole