Tuna Casserole Recipe

Looking for an easy Tuna casserole recipe? Learn how to make Tuna casserole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lynnestokes

Makes 10 servings



From Bon appetit: Oil-packed albacore in a roux-thickened sauce flavored with leeks, dill, and Gruyère... Not your mother's Tuna Casserole. I lightened it to the following. Original had H&H and topped with potato chips.

Recipe Ingredients for Tuna casserole

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups thinly sliced leeks (white and pale green parts only; from about 2 large)
1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
1 t. salt
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups 1% milk
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
8 ounces wide egg noodles
2 1/2 oz swiss cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 cans tuna (albacore )
1 cup panko
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Tuna casserole

  1. Butter 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish. Melt unsalted butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks and celery seeds to saucepan; sprinkle lightly with coarse kosher salt. Cover saucepan and cook until leeks are tender but not brown, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Add flour; stir 1 minute. Gradually add milk and half and half; simmer until mixture thickens slightly, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Season leek sauce to taste with coarse kosher salt and pepper. Remove sauce from heat.

  2. Meanwhile, cook egg noodles in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, stirring occasionally. Drain noodles, reserving 3/4 cup noodle cooking liquid. Transfer noodles to large bowl. Pour leek sauce over noodles. Add grated Gruyère cheese and dill and stir to blend; add reserved noodle cooking liquid by tablespoons until mixture is moist and creamy (about 8 tablespoons). Fold in tuna. Transfer to prepared baking dish. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Chill uncovered until cold, then cover with foil and keep refrigerated.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake noodle casserole, covered with foil, until heated through, about 20 minutes if freshly made or 30 minutes if chilled. Remove foil. Sprinkle crushed potato chips over and continue to bake, uncovered, until top is golden brown and filling bubbles, about 10 minutes longer. Serve hot.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 173.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
341
Calories from Fat
121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.4g
21%
Saturated Fat
6.5g
33%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
57mg
19%
Sodium
463mg
19%
Potassium
392mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
34.3g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
6.1g
Protein
20.5g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 24% Iron 15%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
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