Tuna Garden Casserole

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This easy to prepare version of the classic tuna casserole contains leafy greens, bell pepper, and penne noodles. You can easily substitute the vegetables with what you have in the refrigerator.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 large casserole

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces penne pasta

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • salt, to taste

  • ground black pepper, to taste

  • ¼ cup sherry

  • ½ pound kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped

  • 1 (14.1 ounce) can potato leek soup

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • 1 (5 ounce) can tuna packed in water, drained

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • cup herb seasoned bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 2 quart casserole dish.

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add penne pasta, and cook 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  3. Heat the oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Mix in onion and cook 5 minutes. Stir in the celery and bell pepper and continue cooking for another five minutes. Mix in the garlic, salt and pepper and continue cooking 3 minutes. Pour in sherry; stir in the kale and cover. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the kale has wilted.

  4. Transfer wok mixture to a large bowl. Mix in the cooked pasta, soup, vegetable broth, and tuna. Pour mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Top with a layer of mozzarella followed by a layer of bread crumbs. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
8g Fat
39g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 472mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 55mg 276%
Calcium 179mg 14%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 312mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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