Tuna and Green Bean Bake


Something fishy is going on top of this tuna-noodle casserole that will lure all family members into gobbling it up.

Tuna Green Bean Bake
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 4 ounce dried medium noodles

  • 3 tablespoon panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) or fine dry bread crumbs (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted (optional)

  • 10 ounce fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces, or one 10-ounce package frozen cut green beans

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ¾ cup chopped red or green sweet pepper (1 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ½ cup sliced celery (1 stalk)

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 10.75 ounce can reduced-fat and reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • ½ cup fat-free milk

  • ½ cup cubed or shredded reduced-fat American or process Swiss cheese (2 ounces)

  • 2 4.5 ounce can very low sodium chunk white tuna in spring water, drained and flaked

  • Fish-shape crackers (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, if desired, in a small bowl toss panko with butter; set aside.

  3. In a large saucepan combine green beans, mushrooms, sweet pepper, onion, celery, the water, and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  4. Stir cream of mushroom soup and milk into vegetable mixture. Cook and stir until heated through. Remove from heat. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in cooked noodles and tuna.

  5. Spoon mixture into an ungreased 2-quart casserole. If desired, sprinkle panko mixture around outside edge of casserole. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until tuna mixture is bubbly and panko mixture is golden brown. If desired, top with fish-shape crackers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
6g Fat
27g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 403mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 31.3mg 157%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 564mg 12%
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
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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