Green Spicy Tuna Casserole

Green Spicy Tuna Casserole

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Writing this post last night was proof to myself that I can still cook. Last night’s dinner was a bit of a disaster… I’ll spare your appetite and not go into the details. Everyone has bad [cooking] days, right? 🙂 Alas, let’s move on.

I love making casseroles for dinner for two reasons. They are super easy. AND you get lots of leftovers! #lunchprepmadeeasy When you cook it for one or two, that is. This particular dish could feed a family of five or six.

Tuna casserole was pretty common when I was growing up, and I loved it. I guess we’ve already covered this. This is a different spin on a casserole I haven’t tried before. A spicy tuna casserole!

Spicy isn’t always my thing, but occasionally I crave it. Often in the form of pepper jack cheese! The boy loves his spicy foods, and this one was definitely approved!

Oh – I also made sure to add lots of green!

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Green Spicy Tuna Casserole

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peas (thaw if frozen)
  • 3 cups broccoli, chopped
  • 4 cups bow tie whole wheat pasta
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 4 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 5 oz cans tuna in water
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (try Chobani!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook about 8 minutes, until cooked al dente (almost completely done, but a little chewy).
  3. Drain noodles, and add back to the pot. Stir in the vegetables and tuna.
  4. Stir in Greek yogurt, cheese, and seasonings.
  5. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until you can pierce broccoli with a fork.

Notes

1 serving is 9 Weight Watchers points.

Courses Casserole

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/6 casserole

Amount Per Serving

Calories 392

% Daily Value

Total Fat 9.5 g

15%

Saturated Fat 5 g

25%

Cholesterol 45.8 mg

15%

Sodium 361.8 mg

15%

Total Carbohydrates 47.1 g

16%

Dietary Fiber 9.6 g

38%

Sugars 7.1 g

Protein 28.7 g

57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

You can also try making one of these other healthy casseroles for family dinner!

Casseroles…yay or nay?

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