One of our favorite ways to eat tuna fish is in this yummy ONE POT Tuna Helper Recipe made with spaghetti, creamy
sauce and cheese. This is a homemade tuna helper that is made with fresh ingredients. Easy to get on the table and super-delicious.
Easy Tuna Helper Recipe – One Pot Tuna Noodle Skillet Dinner
Super-Delicious Tuna Helper!
We love this easy one pot tuna skillet recipe because it’s simple to prepare and doesn’t use a lot of ingredients. Most of the ingredients you probably have on hand in your pantry and refrigerator.
This recipe is similar to the popular Tuna Helper Recipe – all creamy and tuna delicious!
If you want a healthier version of the tuna noodle casserole without the canned soup, then this recipe is for you. It gets on the table quickly and is great for a weeknight meal.
Tuna Helper Ingredients – One Pot Meal
There are just a few simple ingredients that make up this tasty meal.
- Milk – use whole milk
- Chicken broth
- Thin spaghetti
- Tuna fish
- Green Peas
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
Here at DinnerPlanner.com we LOVE tuna noodle casseroles!
Tuna noodle casseroles were the famous “comfort food” back in the 60’s and 70’s and beyond. Who didn’t love the warm cheesy noodles that were slathered in delicious cream of mushroom soup!
If you were super-lucky, Mom would toss on handfuls of crushed potato chips and bake the casserole until it was bubbly, hot and crispy.
Here is an easy skillet tuna noodle recipe that will get you through even the most hectic days! Enjoy!
How to Make Tuna Helper
This Tuna Noodle Like Casserole dish is made with just a few ingredients and in only one pot - but it's a dish that the whole family will love.
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 lb. box thin spaghetti, broken in half (We Love Barrilla Pasta)
- 1 7 oz. can tuna fish, drained
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese Plus More For Serving
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
Using a deep skillet or pot, bring milk, chicken broth, butter and salt to a light simmer.
Add noodles to the skillet and stir until all noodles are separated.
Simmer on medium heat for 6 minutes, stirring often.
Once noodles are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, stir in tuna fish, cheese and peas.
Serve with additional Parmesan cheese.
What to Sere with this Tuna Helper Recipe
We love to serve this tuna noodle pasta dish with either fresh tomato slices or a healthy basic tossed salad. Simply slice a couple fresh tomatoes and drizzle with Italian dressing.
Hot rolls with butter are perfect for this recipe.
Is Tuna Helper Healthy?
Yes, tuna helper that you make at home in just one pot is much healthier because you control the ingredients and the amount of salt that goes into your dish. Tuna fish is always considered a healthy addition to your diet.
What We Love about This Tuna Recipe
Dinner is quick with this recipe and on the table in about 20 minutes!
Tuna fish is a healthy addition to your family’s diet.
Tuna fish is heart healthy and low in fat and carbs.
How to Store Leftovers
Leftovers keep nicely. Leftovers will keep in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days.
To reheat: Reheat in the microwave over low heat until warmed through.