high protein, macro friendly tuna casserole the whole family will love!
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Tuna Casserole

A few weeks ago we were driving home from church when the thought occurred to me that I would REALLY love some tuna casserole.  One of our favorite after church meals growing up in my home was tuna casserole.  Ironically, I remember whining about it (just like my kids did a few weeks ago when I told them what I was making) but then devouring it in about 2.5 seconds (just like my kids did!!). It’s so easy to make and believe it or not, super macro friendly!! Why haven’t I been making this the last few years!?  high protein, macro friendly tuna casserole the whole family will love!
So guess what I’ve been eating 1-2 meals per day for the last few weeks…yup! Tuna casserole.  I tweaked the original recipe I remember my mom and us kids making just a little bit and had to make sure it’s still delicious.  No, I didn’t add the crumbled Ritz crackers or corn flakes to the top, that just was something that had to be sacrificed to make this healthier.  But believe me, it’s still delicious! Sneak peak in the pictures below!
high protein, macro friendly tuna casserole the whole family will love!I try to always cook with a high fiber pasta, like whole wheat or whole grain.  I’ve always been a fan of whole wheat or whole grain pasta so it doesn’t bother me to cook with it.  I honestly love the nuttier flavor of whole wheat pasta. FYI-this recipe has 4.8 grams of fiber per cup, which I think is amazing! 
high protein, macro friendly tuna casserole the whole family will love!

I’ll also quickly add that I typically have about 350 grams of this for lunch or dinner.  To adjust the grams based on your needs, search for this recipe in MFP! (Stay Fit Mom Tuna Casserole) I hope you enjoy this healthier tuna casserole!

Cheesy Tuna Casserole

Servings: 14

high protein, macro friendly tuna casserole the whole family will love!


  • 1 16oz. box Barilla Whole Grain Pasta
  • 24oz. canned Tuna in water (I used 4-6oz. cans from Costco)
  • 1 10.5oz. can Cream of Mushroom (98% Fat Free)
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas and Carrots Mix
  • 1/2 cup Frozen Whole Kernel Corn
  • 1/2 cup cup Frozen Sweet Peas
  • 2 cups Fat Free Milk
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 3 cups (12oz.) 2% Reduced Fat Cheese (I used Kroger Reduced Fat Mexican Style Blend)


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions in lightly salted water.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix cooked noodles, tuna, cream of mushroom, all frozen vegetables, milk, Greek yogurt, and 2 cups of the cheese.
  4. Pour mixture into lightly greased casserole dish and bake for about 30 minutes or until its bubbly.
  5. Remove from oven, top with remaining cheese and cook another 3-5 minutes until the cheese melts.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Cheesy Tuna Casserole

Serves 1 cup (220 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 232
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.8 5.8%
Saturated Fat 0
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 0
Total Carbohydrate 30 10%
Dietary Fiber 4.8 19.2%
Protein 22.7
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  • Reply chris chambers December 28, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    what size pan is used?

    • Reply Krista December 28, 2018 at 3:55 pm

      This was a 9X13 pan.

    • Reply Krista January 29, 2019 at 12:18 pm

      I’m sorry I missed this comment from December! I used a 9X13 I believe.

  • Reply Ilsa May 26, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Can this dish be frozen ahead of time? If so, how do you think it affects the cook time?

    • Reply Krista May 26, 2019 at 1:22 pm

      I would just suggest letting it defrost in the fridge before cooking it. If you don’t I would just bake until the center is cooked. It would probably take an additional 30 minutes is my guess.

  • Reply Ashley August 27, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    what is the sodium intake on this?

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