Skinny Alfredo, Tuna Noodle Casserole

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tuna-noodle-casserole-alfredo-photoI’m bringing back an oldie but goodie. It’s a comfort food classic with a twist, super skinny with an Italian flair! And it comes together very simply since using a jared light Alfredo sauce and whole grain noodles. So delicious and very satisfying. Each serving has 184 calories, 5 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 30 minutes


Instructions

¾ cup onions, diced

¾ cup celery, diced

4 ounces (1⅓ cup) dry whole grain or whole wheat macaroni pasta or any pasta you like

2 (5 oz) cans white solid tuna (packed in water), drained well

1 (15 oz) jar Classico or Bertolli reduced-fat Alfredo Sauce, see shopping tip

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 inch square pan with cooking spray.

2.  Cook pasta, al dente (not overcooked). In the meantime, place onions and celery on a microwave safe plate or bowl. Cook in microwave for 2-3 minutes, to soften.

3. In a medium bowl, add drained tuna, Alfredo sauce, softened onions/celery and mix well. Stir in cooked and drained pasta. Mix in 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Blend well.

4. Pour mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons of cheese evenly over the top. Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered, until golden brown.

5. Let cool for at least 10 minutes, to set. Cut into 6 servings.

Makes 6 servings. Each slice (~1 cup)


Shopping Tip

You can find reduced-fat Alfredo sauce in most supermarkets in the pasta sauce aisle. Classico and Bertolli both make one. I used Classico to calculate the skinny facts.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (~1 cup)
184 calories, 5g fat, 3g sat. fat, 43mg chol, 14g prot, 21g carbs, 3g fiber, 522mg sod, 2g sugar