Tuna Noodle Casserole has always been a staple meal in my life. When I am mindful of what I am eating, I feel healthier, have more energy, and it encourages me to continue eating healthy! This Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole only takes a few minutes to make, is healthier than the traditional recipe, and has the nostalgic comfort of the tuna noodle casserole you grew up with. Follow Domestic Superhero on:. This skinny tuna noodle casserole is a meal that your whole family will love. Using only one skillet, it's easy to make, healthier, and insanely delicious! Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add noodles and cook about 3 minutes, keeping them al dente.
Why this version is healthier than the traditional Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe:
The comforting flavors, affordability and convenience factors make for an all-too-perfect meal. Although this classic dish has evolved with time, our love for Tuna Noodle Casserole remain the same. With a deeper involvement in the process of cooking comes an increased interest in knowing more about the foods we consume each and every day.
The classic v. the modern (tuna casserole)
Say hello to delicious and healthy comfort food! When I was growing up, one of my family responsibilities was to cook dinner every Thursday night. Thursday nights were particularly difficult for my parents to make dinner, since they usually both came home well after 8pm.
In an attempt to introduce fresher ingredients while staying true to the classic, we start by bolstering the filling with meaty mushrooms, lots of aromatics, and herbs. Tomato paste adds a tangy counterpoint to the creamy, noodle-coating sauce, while Dijon mustard and lemon zest add zing. Canned tuna is a pantry staple that takes center stage in our remake with just as many beneficial omega-3s as fresh. In lieu of a breadcrumb or potato chip topper, we use fresh dill and sharp cheddar to round out this dinner with bright flavor and cheesy goodness for less sodium. Cook noodles according to package instructions until very al dente, omitting salt and fat. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over medium. Add mushrooms; cook until softened, about 4 minutes.