Creamy Tuna-Noodle Toss


This stovetop version of tuna noodle casserole gets a lighter touch with a spritz of lemon and a generous addition peas.

Creamy Tuna-Noodle Toss
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 6 ounce wide egg noodles

  • 1 ½ cup frozen peas

  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 1 small red onion, quartered and sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cup milk

  • 1 5 ounce can solid white tuna, drained and broken in chunks

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Milk

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions, adding the peas the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and return to pan.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan melt butter. Add onion, garlic, and black pepper; cook and stir over medium heat about 3 minutes or until onion is just tender. Stir in flour until blended. Add 1 1/4 cups milk all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat; add tuna and 1/4 cup of the cheese.

  3. Pour tuna mixture over noodles and peas in pan. Toss gently to combine. If desired, stir in additional milk, 1 tablespoon at at time until it reached desired consistency. Season to taste with salt. Divide among four shallow bowls. Drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and additional pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

438 Calories
16g Fat
48g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 438
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 614mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 13.8mg 69%
Calcium 232mg 18%
Iron 3.3mg 18%
Potassium 453mg 10%
Folate, total 145.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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