Tuna Pasta Casserole
Contributor: American Heart Association
Makes 4 serving(s)
4 ounces dried whole-wheat rotini (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 16-ounce bag frozen mixed vegetables, such as a carrot, broccoli, and cauliflower blend, thawed
2 5.5-ounce cans low-sodium chunk light tuna, packed in water, flaked
1 10.75-ounce can low-fat condensed cream of chicken soup (lowest sodium available)
1/2 cup chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers, rinsed before chopping
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half
1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning blend
3/4 cup lightly crushed (about 1/4-inch pieces) low-sodium whole-grain crackers (about 34 squares)
1/4 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
Prepare the pasta using the package directions, omitting the salt and oil. Drain well in a colander. Transfer to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 2-quart glass casserole dish with cooking spray.
Stir the mixed vegetables, tuna, soup, roasted peppers, half-and-half, and seasoning blend into the pasta until combined. Transfer to the casserole dish. Sprinkle with the crackers and Parmesan.
Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the casserole is warmed through and the topping is golden brown.