"Healthified" Tuna-Pasta Casserole
Recipe from Betty Crocker

An all-time classic gets slimmed down. It has 75% less sat fat, 67% less fat, and 45% fewer calories than the original recipe.



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Servings: 8
Serving size: 1  cup
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
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Ingredients
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    2 1/2  cups 
    uncooked multigrain or whole-grain rotini or penne pasta (8 oz)
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    2   teaspoons 
    olive or canola oil
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    medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
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    medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
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    medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
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    1  8  ounce package 
    fresh mushrooms, chopped
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    2   teaspoons 
    finely chopped garlic
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    1  10 3/4 ounce can 
    condensed 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup with 45% less sodium
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    1  8  ounce container 
    reduced-fat sour cream
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    2   ounces 
    1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
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    1/2  cup 
    fat-free (skim) milk
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    pepper
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    2  5  ounce cans 
    solid white albacore tuna in water, drained
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    1/2  cup 
    shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
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    2   tablespoons 
    grated Parmesan cheese
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    stone-ground wheat crackers, coarsely crushed (about 1/2 cup)

Directions
1.
Heat oven to 350 degrees 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.
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High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Increase fat-free (skim) milk to 1 cup.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 340, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 30, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 41, fiber (g) 4, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 21, vit. A (IU) 729, vit. C (mg) 18, sodium (mg) 330, calcium (mg) 151, iron (mg) 3, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 2, Lean Meat () 2, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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