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Tuna-Pasta Casserole

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Tuna-Pasta Casserole
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 6
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Looking for a delicious dinner recipe? Then check out this tuna and pasta casserole dish that’s ready in less than an hour!
Updated Aug 30, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

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

Nutrition

380 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 25g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
910mg
38%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
6g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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