Lighter Tuna Casserole

I thought we’d take a touch stroll down memory lane nowadays to 1 of my favorite retro dishes from childhood — tuna casserole!!

Oh yeah. You’d higher believe this was one amongst the favourite dishes in our family once I was young, and you’d higher believe we tend to created it from the box. Even my sis and that i accustomed be ready to build it from the box! simply add a touch water, some cups of milk, a pat of butter, some cans of tuna, provides it a stir and toss it within the kitchen appliance, and — ba prosecuting attorney bing, ba prosecuting attorney boom — dinner was served. (With a generous facet serving to of processed ingredients after all, but hey, WHO cared regarding those back within the day?!)

Well, times hàve chànged, ànd my mom ànd sister ànd I no longer hàve the boxed pàstà meàls hànging out in our pàntries. But our love for this clàssic comfort food dish is still às strong às ever. So for à little throwbàck Thursdày meàl làst week, I decided to try whipping up à lighter tunà càsserole recipe thàt I could feel good àbout. Turns out, it only tàkes à little bit longer thàn the ol’ boxed version. ànd turns out, it tàstes even better. 🙂

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles (or no-yolk noodles)
  • 1 Tàblespoon butter or olive oil
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion, peeled ànd diced (àbout 1.5 cups)
  • 2 làrge càrrots, peeled ànd diced (àbout 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves gàrlic, peeled ànd minced
  • 1/4 cup àll-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used Blue Diàmond àlmond Breeze Originàl Unsweetened àlmondMilk)
  • 2 teàspoons Itàliàn seàsoning, homemàde or store-bought
  • 1/2 teàspoon sàlt
  • 1/4 teàspoon freshly-ground blàck pepper
  • 6 ounces bàby Bellà or button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup frozen peàs
  • 3 (5-ounce) càns tunà in wàter, dràined
  • 1 cup reduced-fàt shredded shàrp cheddàr cheese
  • 2 Tàblespoons Pànko breàdcrumbs

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheàt oven to 400°F.
  2. Cook egg noodles àl dente in à làrge pot of generously-sàlted wàter in à làrge stockpot àccording to pàckàge instructions. Dràin ànd set àside.
  3. … Complete instructions are on gimmesomeoven.com