Curried Tuna Noodle Casserole

  • PetiteGourmet Posted: 09/07/11
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    This is one of my favorite pasta dishes to make! I'm from India, so I love the touch of curry - I usually use a homemade garam masala rather than the store-bought stuff. I personally hate mushrooms, so I just increase the amount of peas, green onions, and peppers. I love throwing in some yellow bell pepper as well, it makes the dish that much more colorful. I only use nonfat milk, and you don't notice the difference at all while having the added benefit of cutting back on fat and calories. The catch to this dish is that the noodles can get overcooked VERY quickly and turn mushy - an easy solution is to parboil them (for about 3 minutes), then they'll hold their shape and texture in the oven.

  • TRogers Posted: 02/21/13
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    This recipe is a nice take on a classic. It is easily adaptable to suit your needs and is a lighter alternative to even some of the other "light" versions on this site. The curry adds a nice flavor, but I felt that a bit of heat improved the dish significantly. We made the following modifications to suit our taste: -added 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes - added 64g low fat feta - used very low sodium tuna - left out the crackers - 1 large yellow onion instead of green - cooked noodles 1 minute less than suggested on packaging to avoid overcooking. They turned out perfectly. I will make this again.

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