Dirigo Dish: One-Pot Tuna Casserole with Green Beans and Almonds

The American Heart Association offers hundreds of great heart healthy recipes on their website at heart.org. Try this is simple one-pot dish that’s easy to make and easy on your wallet.

Tuna Casserole

    • non-stick cooking spray1 medium onion, yellow or white, chopped

    • 1 bell pepper, any color, chopped

    • 2 stalk chopped celery

    • 15 oz. canned, low-sodium albacore tuna in water, drained, lowest sodium available OR

    • 13 oz. low-sodium albacore tuna in water pouches, drained, lowest sodium available

    • 2 Tbsp. light mayonnaise

    • 3 Tbsp. fat-free, plain yogurt

    • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

    • 1/2 tsp. hot red pepper flakes, (optional)

  • 1/2 cup multigrain cereal flakes, crushed, unsweetened

Green Beans and Almonds

    • nonstick cooking spray
    • 16 oz. frozen, no-salt-added green beans without sauces or seasonings, thawed OR

    • 15.5 oz. canned, no-salt-added or low-sodium green beans, drained, rinsed

    • 2 clove fresh garlic, minced OR

    • 1 1/2 tsp. jarred, minced garlic

  • 2 Tbsp. unoiled, unsalted almonds (or whatever nuts you have or are on sale)


184 Calories Per Serving

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Spray a medium oven-safe pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery and cook until vegetables are soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Turn off heat. Into the pan, add tuna, mayo, yogurt, pepper, and pepper flakes. Stir. Spread cereal on top of casserole and serve with green beans. Cook in oven until warm, about 20 minutes.
  4. Take out of oven.

Green Beans and Almonds

  1. Spray a pan with cooking spray. Add green beans, garlic, and almonds.
  2. Stir and cook green beans over medium-high heat until warm, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve with tuna casserole.

The American Heart Association’s website is a great place for seniors and people of all ages to find delicious heart healthy recipes. Click here for more AHA recipes!

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