Tuna Vegetable Casserole

03 Jan
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 oz. canned tuna in water, drained
  • 3 cups wide egg noddles, cooked (6 ounces uncooked)
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 2 TBS butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 375° F. Grease or spray a 2 quart shallow baking dish. Melt in a sauce pan the 1/4 cup butter. Add in the mushrooms, onions, and red bell pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft.

Stir in flour. Cook one minute.

gradually whisk in the milk. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Then turn the heat down and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove from the heat and whisk in cheese and tuna until melted.

Stir in noodles, parsley, salt and pepper.

Pour into prepared dish.

Mix together the bread crumbs and melted 2TBS butter and sprinkle over top of tuna..

Bake until top is brown about 25 to 35 minutes.

Serve with Garlic bread


Posted by on January 3, 2010 in Pasta, Recipes, Semi-Vegetarian


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4 responses to “Tuna Vegetable Casserole

  1. Karen

    January 3, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Hi, I couldn’t help noticing that you have this tagged as vegetarian.

    • Elizabeth

      January 3, 2010 at 9:59 am

      Hi, Yes the tuna dishes can be used as Semi-vegetarian meals.

      A vegetarian is someone living on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with or without the use of dairy products and eggs.

      A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or slaughter by-products.
      Types of Vegetarian

      Lacto-ovo-vegetarian. Eats both dairy products and eggs. This is the most common type of vegetarian diet.

      Lacto-vegetarian. Eats dairy products but not eggs.

      Vegan. Does not eat dairy products, eggs, or any other animal product.

      * Semi-vegetarianism: A diet that excludes certain meats, particularly red meat, but may include others.
      * Flexitarianism: A diet that consists primarily of vegetarian food, but includes occasional exceptions.
      * Pescetarianism: A diet that is mainly vegetarian but also includes fish.


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