Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole with Chickpea Noodles

Looking for an easy and healthy weeknight meal? Look no further than this healthy tuna noodle casserole recipe! Made with chickpea noodles, this dish is both nutritious and satisfying. It’s perfect for busy nights when you want something quick and easy to prepare. So give this recipe a try tonight – you won’t be disappointed!

We all know that cooking can be one of the most time-consuming parts of your day, but it doesn’t have to be. This recipe for tuna noodle casserole is easy to prepare and will leave your family feeling satisfied. It only takes 35 minutes from start to finish!

Chickpea noodles are packed with protein so you won’t feel hungry an hour after finishing your meal like you do when eating regular pasta or rice dishes. Plus they taste great!

Your kids will never notice the difference between this dish and their favorite comfort food meals – except they’ll be eating something good for them! Give it a try today – I promise you won’t regret it!

I was so excited to serve my family this delicious tuna noodle casserole. I knew they would love it! And they did – they all gobbled it up. In fact, they loved it so much that they asked for seconds. This dish is definitely a winner in my book – and I’m sure your family will love it too!

Why You’ll Love This Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole Casserole

  • It’s comfort food made healthy
  • It’s made with chickpea noodles, so you won’t feel hungry an hour after eating!
  • It’s quick and easy from start to finish
Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole Ingredients

Ingredients

Casserole:

  • 8 oz dry rotini pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (use gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 ¾ cup milk of choice
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 5 oz cans solid white albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Topping:

  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (use gluten free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter, melted

How to Make Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Step #1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Step #2: Boil the noodles until al dente according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Step #3: In a large pot, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat. Add sliced mushrooms and spices. Stir and allow the mushrooms to cook down for about 5 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to a plate.

Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole @ AHomeToMake.com

Step #4: Using the same large pot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.

Step #5: Whisk in flour. Slowly pour in milk, whisking again to remove any lumps. Sorry I don’t have photos of this step!

Step #6: Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Turn off the heat, stir in parmesan cheese. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if necessary.

Step #7: Add cooked noodles, mushrooms, drained tuna, and peas to the sauce. Stir to combine.

Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole @ AHomeToMake.com
Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole @ AHomeToMake.com

Step #8: Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Step #9: In a small bowl, stir together breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle mixture over the top of the casserole and bake for 25 minutes.

Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole @ AHomeToMake.com
Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole @ AHomeToMake.com
Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole @ AHomeToMake.com
Yield: 6 servings

Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole with Chickpea Noodles

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This easy tuna noodle casserole recipe is perfect for those busy nights! It's healthy, tasty, and best of all, it takes only about 35 minutes to make.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz dry rotini pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (use gluten free if necessary)
  • 1 ¾ cup milk of choice
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 5 oz cans solid white albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Topping

  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (use gluten free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with
    cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Boil the noodles until al dente according to package directions. Drain
    and set aside.
  3. In a large pot, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat. Add
    sliced mushrooms and spices. Stir and allow the mushrooms to cook down for
    about 5 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to a plate.
  4. Using the same large pot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat.
  5. Whisk in flour. Slowly pour in milk, whisking again to remove any
    lumps.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes or
    until sauce begins to thicken. Turn off the heat, stir in parmesan cheese. Taste
    and add additional salt and pepper if necessary.
  7. Add cooked noodles, mushrooms, drained tuna, and peas to the sauce.
    Stir to combine.
  8. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  9. In a small bowl, stir together breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle
    mixture over the top of the casserole and bake for 25 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 693mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 26g

What to Serve with Tuna Noodle Casserole

This dish pairs well with a simple green salad or steamed broccoli. You could also try serving it with garlic bread or rolls.

If you’re looking for something a little heartier, why not try a side of roasted potatoes?

No matter what you choose to serve alongside it, this tuna noodle casserole is sure to be a hit with your family!

For more simple side dish ideas check out this post.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

If you have leftovers, wrap your casserole dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil – or transfer them to an airtight container or plastic bag. This casserole will keep in the refrigerator for up to five days.

You could also wrap the leftovers well and freeze for up to 3 months.

To reheat your thawed tuna noodle casserole, simply place them back into a baking dish, wrap with aluminum foil, and bake until warmed through – about 20 minutes at 350 degrees.


Don’t forget to come back and let me know how your Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole turned out!

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