Skinny Alfredo, Tuna Noodle Casserole

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 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 5 Green.

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 Tips

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.


WW FreeStyle SmartPoints
5-Blue
WW SmartPoints
5-Green
WW 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
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
134 calories, 3g sat. fat, 5g protein, 2g sugar

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Comments

  1. Another winner to add to my collection
    I usually add peas but decided to serve the peas on the side. It was great as is. My first time using Alfredo sauce, where have i been? Used Classico 4 cheese, 45. Calories in 1/4 cup. It didn’t say light on the label, but I assumed it was the lowest calorie they make. Thanks for the delicious recipe

  2. Fantastic feedback, Jackie. Thanks so much. Yes jarred Alfredo sauce is a wonderful find. That’s why I’ve shared so many recipes using it. And you’re right, most of the brands of jarred Alfredo sauce are Light even when the jat doesn’t say it.
    My very best,
    Nancy

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