Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole

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  • This is a easy tuna noodle casserole that can be made during the week for your family! It’s a delicious twist on the classic tuna noodle casserole that you’re used to! A more sophisticated and classy dish!  

    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole comes packed with bow tie pasta, seasoned panko, fresh vegetables and sun dried tomatoes! #tunanoodlecasserolerecipe #easytunanoodlecasserole www.savoryexperiments.com

    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole comes packed with bow tie pasta, seasoned panko, fresh vegetables and sun dried tomatoes. This recipe will help you make a delicious tuna noodle casserole from scratch that is just to die for!

    This was a request from Ms. Terra. I had trouble with this one because I am not a big fan of casseroles in general and especially tuna noodle casserole.

    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole comes packed with bow tie pasta, seasoned panko, fresh vegetables and sun dried tomatoes! #tunanoodlecasserolerecipe #easytunanoodlecasserole www.savoryexperiments.com

    I have a serious fear of all condensed “cream of something” soups and any meat or seafood that can be canned, left on a shelf for months and not refrigerated. How can a dairy product not need refrigeration? It isn’t right. It isn’t natural.

    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole comes packed with bow tie pasta, seasoned panko, fresh vegetables and sun dried tomatoes! #tunanoodlecasserolerecipe #easytunanoodlecasserole www.savoryexperiments.com

    Leaving me to come up with creamy concoctions using the basics: cream, butter, milk and to overcome my phobia of canned meats and fishes. Easy to put together, so why in the world do people do the “cream of something” soup? I have no idea!

    This tuna noodle casserole recipe also adds peas for texture and tangy sun dried tomatoes. Seasoned bread crumbs give it the buttery crunch you love from your best tuna noodle casserole recipe.

    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole comes packed with bow tie pasta, seasoned panko, fresh vegetables and sun dried tomatoes! #tunanoodlecasserolerecipe #easytunanoodlecasserole www.savoryexperiments.com

    The end result was not your mother’s can of tuna + cream of mushroom soup + potato chips. Instead it was more of a baked Alfredo with sophisticated flavors and a variety of textures.

    Regular tuna can be substituted for tuna in oil with sun dried tomatoes if you choose. I also recommend pairing it with a simple side salad to balance out the heavy cream!

    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole comes packed with bow tie pasta, seasoned panko, fresh vegetables and sun dried tomatoes! #tunanoodlecasserolerecipe #easytunanoodlecasserole www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you enjoyed this no soup tuna noodle casserole, check out some of these other easy pasta recipes:

    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole comes packed with bow tie pasta, seasoned panko, fresh vegetables and sun dried tomatoes! #tunanoodlecasserolerecipe #easytunanoodlecasserole www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole comes packed with bow tie pasta, seasoned panko, fresh vegetables and sun dried tomatoes! #tunanoodlecasserolerecipe #easytunanoodlecasserole www.savoryexperiments.com
    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    35 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     

    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole comes packed with bow tie pasta, seasoned panko, fresh vegetables and sun dried tomatoes! 

    Course: Main Course, Main Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: tuna noodle casserole recipe
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 1351 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 12 ounces farfalle pasta
    • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves , pressed or finely minced
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1 medium onion . finely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons flour
    • 3 cups heavy cream
    • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
    • 3/4 cup roasted red peppers , thinly sliced
    • 3/4 cups parmigiano-reggiano cheese , finely grated
    • 12 ounces solid white tuna well drained and flaked
    • Cooking spray
    • Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes , minced
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cook farfalle pasta according to package directions for "al dente". Drain well and set aside.
    2. In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Add pressed garlic, cook 1 minute. Add panko bread crumbs. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes over medium heat while continuously stirring. When olive oil is absorbed and panko is lightly browned, remove from heat and set aside.
    3. In a medium saucepan, melt unsalted butter over high heat. Add onion and saute until it is soft and opaque. Add flour and continue stir until flour is light brown. Pour in cream, stir well and bring to a boil. Add frozen peas, sun dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers, continue to cook for 3 minutes.

    4. In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked al dente farfalle pasta, cream mixture, drained canned tuna, and parmigiano-reggiano cheese. Mix until all ingredients are fully combined.
    5. Lightly coat individual gratin dishes or a large casserole dish with cooking spray. Evenly distribute mixture into baking dish(es). Lightly season tops with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Finish with a thick coating of seasoned panko bread crumbs.
    6. For individual gratin dishes, bake at 450 degrees for 5 minutes, or until tops are browned. For large casserole dish, bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until top is brown.
    7. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 1351 Calories from Fat 810
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 90g 138%
    Saturated Fat 51g 255%
    Cholesterol 303mg 101%
    Sodium 702mg 29%
    Potassium 677mg 19%
    Total Carbohydrates 95g 32%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
    Sugars 7g
    Protein 40g 80%
    Vitamin A 69%
    Vitamin C 30.7%
    Calcium 41.6%
    Iron 20.6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Fancy Tuna Noodle Casserole comes packed with bow tie pasta, seasoned panko, fresh vegetables and sun dried tomatoes! #tunanoodlecasserolerecipe #easytunanoodlecasserole www.savoryexperiments.com

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