whole-wheat pasta

  • Modern Tuna-Pasta Casserole

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    Servings: 4 (1/2 cup per serving)

    Baking Time: 25-30 minutes

    Ingredients:

    4 ounces dried whole-wheat pasta (about 1 ½ cups)

    Cooking spray

    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)

    ½ cup low fat milk

    1 teaspoon all purpose seasoning blend

    ¾ cup lightly crushed (about ¼-inch pieces) low-sodium whole-grain crackers (about 34 squares)

    ¼ cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese

    Prepare pasta using package directions. Drain well in colander. Transfer to a large bowl. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 2-quart glass casserole dish with cooking oil. Stir mixed vegetables, tuna, soup, half-and-half, and seasoning blend into pasta until combined. Transfer to casserole dish. Sprinkle with crackers and Parmesan. Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.