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Best-Ever Oven-Baked Tuna Casserole

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make her Best-Ever Oven-Baked Tuna Casserole recipe. It is creamy and crusty and full of wonderful Parmesan cheese--the best tuna casserole around!
  Pasta 6 Ounce, uncooked (May Use Bow-Tie Pasta)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs), salted with 1 tablespoon salt (0.5 Medium To Large Pot)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (May Use Skim Milk For Cheese Sauce)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tuna chunk in water 12 Ounce, drained (Two 6 Ounce Cans, Light)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Additional While Blending Casserole Together)
  Frozen green peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooking spray 1

Fill a medium to large pot one-half full of water. Add 1 tablespoon salt, and bring the water to a full boil. Add the 12 oz. of pasta, and bring to a boil. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes, until al dente (chewy--not mushy). While the pasta is cooking, prepare your casserole cheese sauce. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan on the stove. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup flour an stir vigorously, until the two are blended into a roux. Add 12 oz. (1 1/2 cups) grated Parmesan cheese, 1 1/2 cups milk (I use skim milk), and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Now cook and stir continuously for a minute or two, and then occasionally. The sauce should be thick and smooth about the same time that the pasta is cooked. Drain the pasta in a colander in the sink and place the pasta back in the pot. Stir in 1 additional cup milk, (2) 6 oz. cans chunk light tuna, drained, and 1/2 cup frozen green peas. Mix thoroughly. transfer the mixture into an large oven-proof dish, which has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand about 5 minutes before serving. Serve to your grateful guests! This recipe makes a large casserole, so it is very economical; also, your kids will love it, because it is a variation on macaroni and cheese! If you don't have a large family, you may freeze the leftovers, and avoid cooking a meal later! A real winner in every way!!!

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
High Protein

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 413 Calories from Fat 155

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.8%

Saturated Fat 9.8 g48.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 72.6 mg24.2%

Sodium 1745.7 mg72.7%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g10.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7%

Sugars 6.9 g

Protein 31 g61.5%

Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 8.1%

Calcium 45.8% Iron 6.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Best-Ever Oven-Baked Tuna Casserole Recipe Video