Tuna-Pasta Casserole

Looking for a delicious dinner recipe? Then check out this tuna and pasta casserole dish that’s ready in less than an hour!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Casserole

1 1/4
cups uncooked medium pasta shells or elbow macaroni (3 to 4 oz)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon salt
2
cups milk
1
cup shredded sharp process American or Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
2
cups cooked broccoli flowerets, cooked until crisp-tender and drained*
2
cans (6 oz each) tuna in water, drained

Crumb Topping**

2/3
cup dry bread crumbs
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 1 1/2-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • 4 Stir in pasta, broccoli and tuna; mix well. Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Cover and bake about 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  • 5 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix topping ingredients. Sprinkle topping over casserole. Bake uncovered about 5 minutes longer or until topping is toasted.

Expert Tips

*1 cup uncooked frozen (thawed) green peas can be substituted for the broccoli.

**2/3 cup crushed potato chips can be substituted for the Crumb Topping.

Substitute 1 can (14.75 oz) red or pink salmon, drained, skin and bones removed and salmon flaked, for the tuna.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
910mg
910%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.