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Creamy and Healthy Salmon Noodle Casserole with Shiitake Mushrooms

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Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 385 per serving
Percent from Fat: 27%
Cusine: American
Course: Dinner
Food as MedicineSM Ingredient: Shiitake mushrooms

Food as MedicineSM Tip

Shiitake mushrooms contain a compound called lentinan, which has been shown to have anti-cancer activity and can even help protect from influenza and other viruses.

Culinary Taste Tip

Look for organic brown clamshell mushrooms, which have a mild seafood flavor that complements the wild salmon.

Culinary Technique Tip

It's not only easier to use in recipes, but since all canned salmon is wild salmon, you get more nutritional benefits than the farm-raised variety typically offered.

Ingredients

8 oz. whole wheat blend egg noodles
1 (4 oz.) pkg. sliced exotic mushrooms
1 cup fat free low salt chicken broth, organic preferred
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
2 oz. Neufchatel cream cheese, cubed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 teaspoon siracha pepper sauce
1 (7.5 oz.) can wild salmon, drained, skin discarded, broken into chunks
1/4 cup sliced unblanched almonds, toasted


Preparation

Cook noodles according to package directions. Heat oven to 375°F. Meanwhile, saute mushrooms in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until mushrooms are golden brown. Whisk together broth and flour; stir into mushrooms. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes. Add cream cheese and salt; cook, stirring constantly, until cream cheese is melted. Stir in peas and pepper sauce.

Drain noodles; return to same pot. Add mushroom mixture; toss well. Add salmon; toss lightly and transfer to a 2-quart round or square casserole or baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover dish with foil; bake 25 minutes or until heated through. Transfer to serving dishes; top with almonds.
Substitution

Sliced criminal or button mushrooms may replace the exotic mix. Any hot pepper sauce may replace the siracha.


Nutritional Analysis

Total fat (g): 12; Fat calories (kc): 111; Cholesterol (mg): 41; Trans fatty acids (g): 0; Saturated fat (g): 3.5; Polyunsaturated fat (g): 0.8; Monounsaturated fat (g): 1.9; Fiber (g): 9; Carbohydrates (g): 52; Sugar (g): 2.6; Protein (g): 23; Sodium (mg): 611; Calcium (mg) 141.

Comments on Creamy and Healthy Salmon Noodle Casserole with Shiitake Mushrooms

From: SherHealth

I just made this dish, and was quite satified with the results. I am a diabetic, and other associated health issues. This starts my journey to better health outcomes. It was very delisious.

From: CocoPaz

Looks great. Question: what is siracha pepper sauce, where can I buy it, and can anyone recommend a substitute if I can't find it?
Coco Paz
Santa Barbara

From: Leigh1962

Great recipe. I added more shiitake mushrooms because the packs of salmon you buy now are less ounces than what is in the recipe. I used tobasco sauce, wasn't able to find siracha pepper sauce.

From: marybridge

This was so delicious! I hardly remember what my old tuna casserole tasted like. This recipe was easy to put together and made such a wonderful main dish. The recipes on the site keep getting better and better!

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