I have a confession to make, tuna casserole is really the only dish I enjoy tuna in. This is a great casserole, easy to make and healthy. Plus, one serving only has around 350 calories!
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl bowl filled with salted water, cook pasta for two minutes less than package instructions.
In a small bowl, toss together panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese and two tablespoons of oil.
In a large pot, heat two tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, around eight minutes. Add flour and whisk to coat the onion.
Slowly whisk in the broth.
Then whisk in the milk. Cook, stirring constantly until sauce comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens.
Stir in the tuna and peas. Then add the pasta and season with salt and pepper.
Transfer the mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Top with the panko mixture. Bake until sauce is bubbling and crust is golden, around 18 minutes. Let cool for around 10 minutes before serving.
C and I made this meal together, which was a nice treat. Usually I'm cooking by myself, but it was a nice change of pace to hang out with someone else in the kitchen. It turned out really good, the sauce is pretty light but it was still delicious. The panko crust top is the best part, adds some crunch and a lot of flavor.
Adapted from Everyday Food
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 pound of pasta
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, diced small
3 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 6oz ans solid light tuna
1 cup frozen peas , thawed
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a large pot with salted water, cook pasta for around 2 minutes under package instructions.
Drain and set aside.
In a small bowl, toss together panko, Parmesan cheese and two teaspoons oil.
In a pot heat two tablespoons of oil over medium heat.
Add onion, season with salt and pepper and cook until soft.
Add flour and whisk to coat the onion.
Slowly whisk in the broth, then the milk.
Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce comes to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer until sauce is thickened.
Stir in tuna, peas and pasta.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish and top with panko mixture.
Bake until sauce is bubbling and panko crust is browned, around 18 minutes.
Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.