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Mrs. Leeper’s Creamy Tuna Pasta & Sauce Mix- Made with corn lasagne- gluten free/ wheat free

Posted on | September 20, 2007 | 3 Comments

Mrs. Leepers Creamy Tuna Pasta & Sauce Mix

This mix reminded me of a hot dish my mom used to make my family when I was growing up. I think it was called tuna noodle casserole. Now, I don’t believe it was a favorite of mine, but it was a good meal after homework and playing soccer during the school year. I saw this Mrs. Leepers Creamy Tuna Pasta & Sauce Mix discounted at my local grocery store for a mere $1.39 ( usually $2.79) and thought it would make for a quick meal on a busy day. I also knew I would be eating it on my own, since my husband and kids can’t stand tuna fish in any form. I hoped it was at least edible. You don’t know until you try, right?

This mix is super easy to prepare, and resembles the traditional “Tuna Helper” boxed meals. Just add 6 ounces of tuna ( I used the tuna in the foil pouch), water, milk, and butter. From start to finish it takes about 15 minutes, just as the packaging proclaims on the front. Perfect. I like it already!

I found this mix to have a simple, uncomplicated flavor. The sauce is a thin cream sauce that tastes fairly bland, and allows for the tuna flavor to really shine through. I did not notice a processed aftertaste or excessive saltiness, as the case may be with some dinner mixes. The noodles are a mini lasagna shape made of corn. I was actually surprised at how decent these noodles were! They hold their shape well with no mushiness and grip the sauce in the rippled nooks and crannies.

I would suggest purchasing this mix only if you really like tuna, since the sauce and pasta tastes so mild , the tuna flavor really shows through strong.

Overall, the mix was just “OK.” Definitely edible and might be a good last minute alternative for a hot meal. I would strongly suggest adding extra seasoning and maybe some celery, green beans, peas, mushrooms, or topped with fresh tomato to complete the meal.

PROS: decent noodles, quick prep time, great base for a good meal

CONS: the mix itself is quite mild and bland, add veggies or extra seasoning to complete

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

Where Can I Buy This Mix?

Mrs. Leeper's Gluten-Free Creamy Tuna

Mrs. Leeper’s Gluten-Free Creamy Tuna- Gluten Free Mall.com

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Ingredients:Corn Pasta (Organic Corn Flour), Creamy Tuna Seasoning: Cream, Corn Starch, Salt, Onion Powder, Nonfat Milk, Sugar, Vitamin A Palmitate, Soybean Oil, Sodium Phosphate, Dried Parsley, Soy Lecithin, Guar Gum, Spice, Turmeric Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate

Also check out my reviews for the following Mrs. Leeper’s gluten free meal mixes:

Mrs. Leeper’s Beef Stroganoff- gluten free/wheat free/ egg free/soy free

Mrs. Leeper’s Cheeseburger Mac-gluten free/wheat free

Comments

3 Responses to “Mrs. Leeper’s Creamy Tuna Pasta & Sauce Mix- Made with corn lasagne- gluten free/ wheat free”

  1. childlife
    September 20th, 2007 @ 5:52 am

    Thanks for reviewing this! I had always wondered about these mixes and I am impressed at how the noodles appear to have held together through cooking. I think if I saw it on sale now, I would be tempted to pick it up for a meal base. Thanks again!

  2. Karen
    September 21st, 2007 @ 12:53 am

    No problem! If you do try it, I’d love to hear what you think.

  3. Krista Foster
    October 9th, 2007 @ 11:41 pm

    HI! I just had the Mrs. Leepers Beef Stroganoff the other night.

    I LOVED IT! Reminded me of a Hamburger Helper totally! It was yummy.

    I’ll have to try this one.

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