Tuna Noodle Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 cups no-yolk egg noodles
  • 1 can (10.75 ounces) fat free cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) tuna in water drained well
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Paprika for garnish if desired

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4 Quart

1.  Grease your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
2.  Cook the noodles according to package instructions, until just a little underdone. Drain well and set aside.

3.  In a large bowl, mix the soup and milk until well blended and creamy. Stir in the well drained tuna, cheese, parsley and salt and pepper until well combined. Add the noodles and toss gently to combine.

4.  Scrape the mixture evenly into your slow cooker.

5.  Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours or on HIGH for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until heated through, stirring occasionally if possible.

6.  Twenty minutes before the end of cooking time, stir in the peas and reduce heat to LOW.
Sprinkle with a little paprika, if desired, before serving.
Nutrition Estimates Per Serving: (1 cup): 300 calories, 5.3 g fat, 31.2 g carbs, 3.5 g fiber, 30.7 g protein and *7 Points Plus
Optional toppings: Sprinkle on top, just before serving, if desired:
Crushed potato chips, cornflake crumbs or cracker crumbs

Optional additions and variations:
Use short curly fusilli pasta instead of noodles
Cream of celery soup in place of cream of mushroom
6 ounces sliced and drained canned mushrooms or cooked mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper
1 cup chopped cooked broccoli

 


 

We give this 4 out of 5 stars. It was really good. I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of cooking time. I cooked it on low for about 2.5 hours. When there was 50 minutes left of my 3 hour setting, I added the peas. Then about 15 minutes later, we ate.  My husband likes paprika, so I sprinkled some on his, but I left mine plain.  This will definitely go into the rotation.

Pre noodle mixture
Added the noodles
Ready to eat!
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