This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta and gluten-free garbanzo flour in this dish.
"Tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock." -Barbara Harrison
This is another recipe that came from the Christmas gift basket that my brother gave me.
The one real challenge was the canned tuna. Not that I don't like canned tuna: I love it. The can was from Spain and the quality of their canned tuna is excellent. The Great Christmas Basket Challenge, Part 4: Canned Tuna »
Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 2 cups
Cooking Time: 60 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.
This recipe can be divisible by 2.
This recipe makes great leftovers. Multiplying this dish should be done in multiple pans.
|1/4 tsp||saffron threads|
|8 ounces||whole wheat or gluten-free fusilli pasta|
|2 tsp||olive oil|
|1 large||onion (diced)|
|2 Tbsp||all-purpose flour or gluten-free garbanzo flour|
|1 cup||2% milk|
|2||5 1/2 ounce cans no salt added tuna packed in water (drained)|
|1 1/2 cups||frozen peas|
|2 ounces||Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)|
|1 cup||panko crumbs or gluten-free panko crumbs|
Preheat the oven to 325°F.
Place the water in a medium saucepan over high heat.
When it boils, place the saffron threads in small bowl and top with 1 cup of the boiling water. Set the saffron aside to steep.
Add the pasta to the rest of the boiling water.
While the pasta is cooking, place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
Add the flour and stir until well blended. Cook for about 1 minute.
Add the saffron and its steeping water. Stir well.
Add the milk and cook over medium high heat until the sauce begins to thicken.
Add the tuna and peas and toss well. Reduce the heat to low.
When the pasta is slightly underdone, drain it and add it to the skillet. Add the parmesan and toss well.
Place the mixture in a 9 inch oblong Pyrex dish.
Top with the panko crumbs and bake for 20 minutes.
Set the oven to broil and cook for about 3 minutes until the breadcrumbs are toasted.
Serving size: about 2 cups
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 476||Calories from Fat 100|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 10g||17%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 57g||20%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||25%|
|Vitamin A 9%||Vitamin C 46%|
|Calcium 36%||Iron 25%|
|Vitamin K 15 mcg||Potassium 660 mg|
|Magnesium 118 mg|