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Tuna macaroni hotdish

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    Tuna macaroni hotdish Heart Smart Low Sodium

    This healthful hotdish uses herbs and spices instead of salt — full of flavor without being full of salt (sodium)! 


    1/4 cup buttermilk powder
    1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons corn starch
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/8 teaspoons dried ground thyme
    1/8 teaspoon dried ground basil
    1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    pinch of cayenne pepper
    2 cups water
    3 2.6-ounce pouches low-sodium tuna packed in water, drained
    3 cups cooked macaroni
    1 16-ounce bag frozen mixed vegetables
    1/2 cup shredded low-sodium mozzarella cheese


    1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
    2. In a medium saucepan, combine first 9 ingredients. Add water and whisk. Heat on the stovetop over high heat, while whisking, until mixture comes to a boil. Then turn the heat down to medium-high until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and mix in the tuna.
    3. In a large bowl, combine cooked macaroni, mixed vegetables and tuna mixture (made in step 2). Pour mixture into an oven-safe dish, then sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Bake for 25 minutes or until heated through.
    4. Serve warm. 

    Makes 4 servings

    Recipe contains: wheat, milk, fish

    Carb choices per serving: 3 1/2


    Make sure to buy tuna packed in water instead of oil for this recipe.

    Nutrition Facts