CEimB Tuna Casserole

by Joanne on April 14, 2011

There was no way I could miss making this week’s Craving Ellie recipe.  Not just because tuna casserole is a good meal, but because one of my favorite Craving Ellie gals chose the recipe.  I was looking forward to cooking with Peggy of Pantry Revisited.  Cut to the chase:   We LOVED this recipe. Great job on pickin’ a winner, Peggy!


The original recipe can be found on Pantry Revisited.  My version is as follows:


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalk celery, chopped
  • 4 oz can button mushrooms
  • 2 TBS flour
  • 1 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 box of whole wheat fettuccine – broken and cooked al dente
  • 15 oz can Sweet peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 (12 oz) cans Chunk Light tuna in water – drained

In a skillet with the olive oil heated over medium high heat, cook the onion about 4 minutes.  Add the celery and cook 3 minutes. 

Add the mushrooms and flour and stir until there are no lumps.  Add the milk and broth and bring to a boil.  Stir frequently.  Reduce to a simmer and cook about 8 minutes.  Add the salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Place the cooked pasta in a casserole dish and pour the onion – mushroom mixture over it.  Add the peas, broccoli and tuna, stir. 

Mix the bread crumbs with the Parmesan cheese and sprinkle on top of the tuna mixture. Bake for 25 minutes.  *NOTE:  I had to cover the top with foil after about 15 minutes because the topping was getting too dark.


The best part, both Ted and I agreed, was the topping.   A fork full of total YUM (peas, broccoli, whole wheat pasta, tuna, in a light creamy sauce).


This week’s Ellie recipe was another winner.

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  • At 2011.04.14 07:04, claudia lamascolo said:

    I lovet he idea that this is low fat… lost 10 pounds so far and counting… this is on my wish list!

    • At 2011.04.14 07:49, Heather said:

      I starred this recipe in my google reader! Looks fantastic!

      • At 2011.04.14 09:02, Bri said:

        Wow, I was scared to make this, but it does look really good! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it so much.

        • At 2011.04.14 09:11, Peggy said:

          Thank you for making this Joanne and for your sweet comments!! Of course, you had to go and out-do the hostess and yours looks so much prettier than mine – as always. I do not do so well in the presentation of my food, but it always tastes good! That’s what really matters right? 🙂 Glad you liked this. I think it would be good without the tuna too, or maybe with chicken. It made so much we ate it and ate it and ate it.

          • At 2011.04.14 10:03, Jen said:

            I am SO going to make this this weekend! I grew up on tuna casserole and it didn’t look anything like this! YUM! Thank you for posting it!

            • At 2011.04.14 11:11, Kayte said:

              Happy to hear you liked it. It’s best if you just don’t visit my rewind entry this week, really, just go do something else. See you next week!

              • At 2011.04.14 21:12, Julia said:

                That looks delicious. Tuna casserole was one of my favorite foods growing up. I always asked my mom to make it for me on my birthday!

                • At 2011.04.15 01:19, Tammy said:

                  Tuna casserole is the absolute finest in comfort food. This one looks healthier than most.

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