My healthy tuna casserole recipe is made with homemade cream of mushroom soup and whole grain noodles. A healthy comfort food for busy weeknights. This is a family friendly tuna noodle casserole recipe. You can make this as an Instant Pot tuna casserole or a Crockpot tuna casserole as well!
Healthy Tuna Casserole
My family doesn’t know it’s healthy, but they eat (and request!) this 21 Day Fix Tuna Casserole every week! It’s healthy and works for my 21 Day Fix goals and I get to rest easy knowing we’re all eating something that is easy and good for us! This healthy tuna casserole is also a great lunch recipe for 2B Mindset. The kids eat this up, it’s a family favorite for leftovers!
Can you freeze tuna noodle casserole?
Yes! I often make this healthy tuna noodle casserole recipe and then freeze individual servings for my son to eat before work. I reheat the frozen tuna casserole by sticking it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Stir, then put it in again for 30 seconds at a time.
Can I make this healthy tuna casserole on the stove?
Absolutely you can! Boil the noodles and saute the veggies for 5 minutes or so in a different pot/pan. Add all of the ingredients together after the noodles are cooked and drained. I often make this tuna noodle casserole on the stove if we are running short on time!
Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole from scratch| 21 Day Fix Tuna Casserole Recipe
I like having options like this easy and healthy tuna casserole on hand for busy nights. We can all eat this 21 Day Fix tuna casserole that’s healthy and quick. No complaints from the family, my 21 Day Fix plan stays on track, it’s a win win!
- noodles (you can use whole wheat egg noodles if you like that texture best)
- cream of mushroom soup
- mixed vegetables
- tuna in water
How to Make Healthy Tuna Casserole:
1. Cook noodles (about 3C dry, maybe a little over) until tender, strain. Sometimes I’ll leave them a little al dente to make sure they don’t overcook.
2. Stir in vegetables, homemade soup, and tuna.
3. Combine all ingredients in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Once it’s all done you can serve it right from the casserole dish!
The great thing about this super easy and healthy tuna casserole is that it is made with some great ingredients that are easy to pull together. My homemade cream of mushroom soup is so much better for us and I like that it’s cooked right here in my kitchen where I can see everything that goes into it.
It doesn’t hurt that all of these ingredients are 21 Day Fix friendly. Making a 21 Day Fix tuna casserole doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice that rich and hearty texture!
If you are not on Weight Watchers or the fix you can add a bread crumbs or parmesan cheese topping to add a little crunch if you like!
Weight Watchers Tuna Casserole Counts:
1 1/2 cups of my homemade cream of mushroom soup is 3 Freestyle Smart Points.
The only other thing in this recipe that you need to count under the new program guidelines is the pasta!
The veggies, and the tuna are zero points foods.
16 oz of whole grain pasta is about 18 Freestyle Smart Points so you can adjust accordingly so it comes out to the number of points and servings you are comfortable with!
Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points per serving as is: 7.5
Healthy Tuna Casserole 21 Day Fix Container Counts:
On the Fix, this is a side dish–this recipe makes 8 servings, about 1/2 cup each.
For the entire recipe, the count is:
Soup: 1.5 tsp and 1/3G
For one serving: 1Y, negligible teaspoon, just over 1/8 G, and 1/4R. You could definitely bump up the red and greens by adding more veggies and tuna if you’d like.
Healthy Tuna Casserole for 2B Mindset:
Double the veggies and you’ve got a great 2B Mindset lunch! I’d personally double the tuna as well to get some more protein into my day. You could add onion if you like them and are looking for an easy way to bulk up the vegetables!
This is an easy recipe to meal prep. If you are on 2B Mindset and need lunch recipes, definitely make a batch of this for the week. You’ll be impressed by how well it holds up in the refrigerator throughout the week, having something healthy on hand will make meal times a breeze too!
Other delicious recipes with tuna:
Sometimes I find it difficult to work tuna into my diet. It’s just not one of those foods that I typically reach for and just know what to do with. I fall into a tuna on a salad or tuna casserole slump way too often. Check out these other great tuna recipes so you can more easily add this healthy fish option into your meal plans!
Printable Healthy Tuna Casserole Recipe:
Here’s the printable version of this great tuna casserole recipe. It’s very easy, once you make it a time or two it’ll be a fast family favorite and you’ll be whipping it up like a pro. Tuna casserole has become a staple in our meal plan not just because it is tasty, but because it is quick and easy to make. You can’t be smiles around the dinner table and efficiency combined!
Healthy Tuna Casserole Recipe | Tuna Noodle Casserole
- 4 cups noodles cooked, whole grain
- 1 1/2 C cream of mushroom soup low sodium
- 1 C mixed vegetables diced: carrots and zucchini,
- 2 can tuna with no salt added, broken up with a fork (I like Wild Planet brand)
- 5 mushrooms sliced
- Boil noodles (about 3C dry, maybe a little over) until tender, strain.
- Stir in vegetables, homemade soup, and tuna.
- Combine all ingredients in a casserole dish and cover with foil. Bake for 25 minutes minutes at 350 degrees.