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

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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!

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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?

  • Reply Denise December 12, 2019 at 7:27 am

    How long can this be stored in the fridge for leftovers?

    • Reply Tals January 26, 2022 at 10:45 am

      I’m hoping to make this… wondering the same and reheating options 👀

      • Reply Krista Pool January 29, 2022 at 9:09 am

        I always recommend using leftovers within 5 days.

  • Reply Cari Gesiakowski October 6, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Thank you for your healthy version of this classic. I have mine in the oven as I type this and it was extremely easy to put together. Cannot wait! Hubby and daughter are skeptical without the crunchy topping, but I remain hopeful. The added bonus is finding it on MFP. So sweet! Thanks again!!

    • Reply Krista Pool October 12, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      Oh yay! I hope you love the healthier version. Enjoy and thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Linda September 7, 2022 at 6:36 am

    yum! this is what i will be making tonight! quick question though — when you say plain greek yogurt, is that full fat plain greek yogurt or fat free plain greek yogurt?

    • Reply Krista Pool September 8, 2022 at 7:45 am

      Hi Linda, sorry I need to update that! I use the non fat Greek yogurt for this one.

  • Reply Melanie January 23, 2023 at 6:27 am

    What would you recommend to put on top for a crunch?

    • Reply Krista Pool January 25, 2023 at 7:31 am

      You could add corn flakes, ritz crackers, panko crumbs, bread crumbs, so many things.

      • Reply Brooke January 30, 2023 at 12:44 pm

        This looks delicious! If you picked any one of the toppings which one would you pick and how much?

        • Reply Krista Pool January 30, 2023 at 5:08 pm

          Hi Brooke! I think the Ritz crackers would be delicious. However, to keep it a little more macro friendly I would choose the Panko bread crumbs. I think you could get away with using 1/4 – 1/2 cup total.

  • Reply Susan March 22, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    The serving size says 1 cup- do you just use a 1 cup measuring cup and scoop it out or do you weigh it to the 220g? Tracking macros and it seems like a measuring cup vs weight is a huge variation!! Ps my family LOVED this dish!! I think you have a new groupie 🙂

    • Reply Krista Pool March 23, 2023 at 8:29 am

      Hi Susan,

      We recommend using your food scale and measuring out the 220g. Almost all our recipes include the weight for your cooked serving to make this easy. Enjoy!

  • Reply Susan March 23, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Thank you! That’s what I did but couldn’t believe I was able to eat that much food that was actually good for me 😀

  • Reply Jme September 3, 2023 at 4:30 pm



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