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Tuna and Green Bean Bake

Tuna and Green Bean Bake

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 35 mins
  • Bake 25 mins

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This updated tuna noodle casserole, with lower-fat and lower-sodium ingredients, comes with a fun cracker topper.


  • 4 ounces dried medium noodles
  • 3 tablespoons panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) or fine dry bread crumbs (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted (optional)
  • 10 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces, or one 10-ounce package frozen cut green beans
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup chopped red or green sweet pepper (1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery (1 stalk)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 10 3/4 - ounce can reduced-fat and reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup cubed or shredded reduced-fat American or process Swiss cheese (2 ounces)
  • 2 4 1/2 - ounce can very low sodium chunk white tuna in spring water, drained and flaked
  • Fish-shape crackers (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, if desired, in a small bowl toss panko with butter; set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan combine green beans, mushrooms, sweet pepper, onion, celery, the water, and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir cream of mushroom soup and milk into vegetable mixture. Cook and stir until heated through. Remove from heat. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in cooked noodles and tuna.
  5. Spoon mixture into an ungreased 2-quart casserole. If desired, sprinkle panko mixture around outside edge of casserole. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until tuna mixture is bubbly and panko mixture is golden brown. If desired, top with fish-shape crackers.

Nutrition Facts

(Tuna and Green Bean Bake)

Servings Per Recipe 6, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 1166, vit. C (mg) 31, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 4, Lean Meat () 2, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Fat () 1, Carb Choice () 2, Starch () 2, sat. fat (g) 2, Fat, total (g) 6, Vegetables () 1, chol. (mg) 49, pro. (g) 18, iron (mg) 2, carb. (g) 27, Potassium (mg) 564, cal. (kcal) 228, calcium (mg) 162, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, sodium (mg) 403, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 65, Niacin (mg) 8

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