Southwest Style Tuna Casserole

Southwest Style Tuna Casserole Charlie Approved
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  • Recipe Yield: 8

Give your classic tuna casserole a spicy makeover with our Southwest Style Tuna Casserole. Use Low Sodium Chunk Light Tuna along with corn, black beans, spices, enchilada sauce and cheese. Baked until the cheese is brown and bubbly.


  • 4 (2.6 oz.) Pouches - 25% Less Sodium Chunk Light Tuna in Water
  • 6 whole wheat fajita style tortillas
  • 1 can (15.25 oz.) Whole Kernel Corn, Low Sodium, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Black Beans, Low Sodium, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 oz.) Enchilada Sauce
  • 12 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 112 tsp. cumin
  • 8 oz. finely shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, divided
  • Sour Cream, Salsa, Avocado (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Line pan with 4 flour tortillas so bottom is covered and tortillas run up the sides of the pan.
  • Mix together the tuna, corn, beans, onion, chili powder and cumin. Add the enchilada sauce and mix well.
  • Spread 12 of the tuna, corn and bean mixture over the tortillas. Sprinkle 12 of the cheese over the tuna mixture.
  • Lay two additional tortillas over the cheese. Spread the remaining tuna mixture over the top. Add 12 of the remaining cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes, until hot throughout. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and place under the broiler for 1 – 2 minutes, until cheese is just browned.
  • Serve with salsa, sour cream and avocado as desired.
Servings Per Container: 8 Serving Size: 214g
Amount Per Serving DV%*
Calories 300
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 840mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Includes Added Sugars 0g 0%
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 2%
Vitamin D 1mcg 6%
Calcium 220mg 15%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 370mg 8%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.