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Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna casserole, the quintessential American dish. Perfect for potlucks and under $10 to make. Made with canned tuna, mushrooms, peas and noodles in a creamy sauce (and no canned soup) finished with toasted breadcrumbs – so good!

The first time I tried tuna casserole was back in 2011. Yes, you heard me right! In fact, when I told my daughter what we were having, she warned me she may be eating something else tonight. The good news is we all LOVED it, and I’ve made it for my family many times since then. Today I decided to give my photos a facelift since this was on the menu.

For those of you who haven’t tried this yet, I originally posted this back in 2011 after getting many requests for a lighter version. Now it’s become quite popular on my site. You can easily adapt this with different vegetables, swap the tuna for chicken, use whole wheat noodles – no rules to cooking, just have fun with it.

Can’t wait to hear what you all think!

Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 • Size: 1/6th • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 318 • Fat: 7 g • Protein: 27.3 g • Carb: 34.3 g • Fiber: 3.6 g   



Ingredients:

  • 6 oz no-yolk noodles (Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, or brown rice pasta for gluten free)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, minced fine
  • 3 tbsp flour (gluten free use rice flour)
  • 1 3/4 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 1 oz sherry (optional)
  • 10 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup frozen petite peas (thawed)
  • 2 (5 oz) cans tuna in water, drained (I used albacore)
  • 4 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar (I used Cabot[1])
  • butter flavored cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs

Directions:

Cook noodles in salted water until al dente, or slightly undercooked by 2 minutes. Set aside.

Melt the butter in a large deep skillet. Add onions and cook on medium heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and a pinch of salt and stir well, cooking an additional 2-3 minutes on medium-low heat

Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly spray 9 x 12 casserole with butter flavored cooking spray.

Slowly whisk in the chicken broth until well combined, increasing heat to medium and whisking well for 30 seconds, then add the milk and bring to a boil. When boiling, add sherry, mushrooms and petite peas, adjust salt and pepper to taste and simmer on medium, mixing occasionally until it thickens (about 7 to 9 minutes). Add drained tuna, stirring another minute.

Remove from heat and add 1 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar and mix well until it melts. Add the noodles to the sauce and mix well until evenly coated. Pour into casserole and top with parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray a little more cooking spray and top and bake for about 25 minutes. Place under the broiler a few minutes to get the crumbs crisp (careful not to burn).

References

  1. ^ Cabot (www.cabotcheese.coop)

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Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

by Pam on December 19, 2012

My friend was recently telling me that she has been making a lot of egg drop soup lately and I got a sudden craving for it. I found a Tyler Florence[1] recipe that I adapted a little bit to work with what I had on hand and to suit our tastes. It was very quick and easy to make and we all LOVED it! Especially my daughter, who doesn’t like eggs. When she was finished with her bowl of soup she asked me what was floating in the soup and I told her the soup is called egg drop soup and it is egg floating in the soup. Her eyes got big and she said, I don’t like the word egg in the title, can we call it something else? We finally decided that Chinese Ribbon Soup would be a great name for this delicious soup in our house. My daughter asked for the leftovers  in her thermos for lunch the next day. I LOVE THAT – she knowingly ate eggs!!

Bring the chicken broth, grated ginger and soy sauce to a boil. Taste, and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. In a small cup, make a slurry by combining the cornstarch and a little bit of chicken broth. Stir until dissolved. Slowly pour in the cornstarch mixture while stirring the broth, until thickened. Reduce heat to a simmer. Pour in the eggs slowly while stirring the soup in the same direction. The egg will spread and feather. Turn off the heat and add the green onion. Taste the soup and re-season with sea salt and white pepper, if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Side Note: I think using homemade chicken broth[2] really made this soup extra special. Click the link for the recipe.



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Egg Drop Soup




Yield: 6

Cook Time: 10 -15 min.



Ingredients:

5 cups homemade chicken broth, (plus more for a slurry)
1/4 tsp fresh ginger, grated
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
2 green onions, chopped, including ends
Sea salt and white pepper, to taste

Directions:

Bring the chicken broth, grated ginger and soy sauce to a boil. Taste, and season with sea salt and white pepper, to taste. In a small cup, make a slurry by combining the cornstarch and a little bit of chicken stock. Stir until dissolved. Slowly pour in the cornstarch mixture while stirring the broth, until thickened. Reduce heat to a simmer. Pour in the eggs slowly while stirring the soup in the same direction. The egg will spread and feather. Turn off the heat and add the green onion. Taste the soup and re-season with sea salt and white pepper, if needed. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Side Note: I think using homemade chicken broth really made this soup extra special. Click the link up above for the recipe.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Tyler Florence

References

  1. ^ Tyler Florence (www.foodnetwork.com)
  2. ^ homemade chicken broth (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

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