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Healthified Tuna-Pasta Casserole

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75% less sat fat • 67% less fat • 45% fewer calories than the original recipe. An all-time classic gets slimmed down, and besides great taste, the bonus is less fat and fewer calories per serving!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups uncooked multigrain or whole-grain rotini or penne pasta (8 oz)
2
teaspoons olive or canola oil
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
package (8 oz) fresh mushrooms, chopped
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1
can (10 3/4 oz) condensed 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup with 45% less sodium
1
container (8 oz) reduced-fat sour cream
2
oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1/2
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
cans (5 oz each) solid white albacore tuna in water, drained
1/2
cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
12
stone-ground wheat crackers, coarsely crushed (about 1/2 cup)

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish or 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt; drain.
  • 2 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, onion, mushrooms and garlic; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender.
  • 3 Stir in soup, sour cream, cream cheese, milk and pepper until well blended. Stir in tuna, pasta and Cheddar cheese. Spoon into baking dish; spread evenly. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and crushed crackers.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or top is golden brown and mixture is bubbly.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 250
  • Fat Reduced By 24g
  • Omega-3 Reduced By 1/2g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

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Before After
2 1/2 cups uncooked rotini or penne pasta 2 1/2 cups uncooked multigrain or whole-grain rotini or penne pasta (8 oz)
2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons olive or canola oil
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup with 45% less sodium
1 container (8 oz) sour cream 1 container (8 oz) reduced-fat sour cream
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 2 oz 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk
12 round buttery crackers, coarsely crushed 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
12 stone-ground wheat crackers, coarsely crushed (about 1/2 cup)
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
590 (before)
340 (after)
Omega-3
 
 
1/2 g (before)
0 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
34 g (before)
10 g (after)

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We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/17/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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