Homemade classic tuna noodle casserole, the quintessential American dish made from scratch and under $10 to make, the kids love it!

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Food doesn't get much more comforting than this tuna noodle casserole! Easy to make and wonderfully creamy for a great family meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy tuna noodle casserole, healthy tuna noodle casserole, Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole, tuna casserole
Servings: 6
Calories: 318kcal


  • 6 oz. No-yolk noodles, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, or brown rice pasta for gluten free
  • 1 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Medium onion, minced fine
  • 3 Tbsp. Flour, gluten free use rice flour
  • cups Fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 oz. Sherry, optional
  • 10 oz. Sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup Frozen petite peas, thawed
  • 2 5 oz. cans tuna in water, drained
  • 4 oz. 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar,
  • cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • tbsp. Whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs


  • Cook noodles in salted water until al dente, or slightly undercooked by 2 minutes. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a large deep skillet. Add onions and cook on medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the flour and a pinch of salt and stir well, cooking an additional 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly spray 9 x 12 casserole with butter flavored cooking spray.
  • Slowly whisk in the chicken broth until well combined, increasing heat to medium and whisking well for 30 seconds, then add the milk and bring to a boil.
  • When boiling, add sherry, mushrooms and petite peas, adjust salt and pepper to taste and simmer on medium, mixing occasionally until it thickens (about 7 to 9 minutes).
  • Add drained tuna, stirring another minute.
  • Remove from heat and add the reduced fat sharp cheddar and mix well until it melts. Add the noodles to the sauce and mix well until evenly coated.
  • Pour into casserole and top with parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray a little more cooking spray and top and bake for about 25 minutes.
  • Place under the broiler a few minutes to get the crumbs crisp (careful not to burn).


Serving: 1/6th of casserole, Calories: 318kcal

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories318
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 7g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  • Cholesterol 34mg 12%
  • Sodium 660mg 28%
  • Total Carbohydrate 34.3g 12%
    • Dietary Fiber 3.6g 15%
    • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 27.3g 55%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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