Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Tuna Casserole

 Hi everyone! Today I'm bringing you another Pasta Dish!
I love pasta! I know it has lots of carbs, but hey, if you work out, and if you have a balance diet, you don't really have to worry about eating pasta once or twice a week, right? The key is BALANCE! Eat what you want with moderation!  And besides, now you can have Whole Wheat pasta instead of White pasta, right? The flavor will be the same! And this dish is super delicious and very easy to make, perfect for a late brunch or dinner!

Ingredients:

1/2 pack  fettuccine (whole pack if you really LOVE pasta)(white or whole wheat)
2 cans of Tuna in water
1 1/2 cups white mushrooms
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
salt and ground black pepper to taste
dash of Tabasco sauce
pinch of nutmeg
2 slices of fresh bread (to make fresh bread crumbs) or 1 cup of dry breadcrumbs

Cook the pasta as you would normally do. UNDER-COOK it for about 3 minutes. (if the package says cook it for 10 minutes, we will cook it for 7 minutes instead.) Drain and set aside.

In a blender, blend the bread to make fresh bread crumbs. Set aside.

In a large skillet heat up 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook the mushrooms for 3 minutes, or until brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Add more oil to the skillet (if needed) and cook the green onions for 1 minute. Stir in the flour and cook for one more minute, stir constantly until the flour gets the texture of crumbs, add the milk and stir until the flour crumbs disappear. Add the cream,  and season with a pinch of nutmeg, a dash of Tabasco sauce, and salt and black pepper to taste.

Remove for the heat and add the mushrooms back into the creamy sauce.
Drain the tuna and also add it to the sauce, stir well and taste for flavor, add more nutmeg, Tabasco, salt an pepper if needed.

Bring in the pasta and combine with the creamy sauce.
Transfer to a baking pan (spray the pan with cooking spray) and sprinkle the bread crumbs  all over the pasta. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes, or until the bread crumbs are brown.



Garnish with green onions and serve.

Enjoy!

To watch this video recipe please click HERE

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