This No Noodle Tuna Casserole recipe is now, officially, my go-to tuna casserole!
I’m not sure why exactly, but it dawned on me that I haven’t had tuna casserole in years when I suddenly got this intense urge to make some. I used to make it with pasta and tons of cheese. But since I don’t really didn’t want to do the carb/fat combo, I thought I’d try a no-noodle version just to see how it would turn out.
Well, it did, and it was delicious. And now I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to make it!
TUNA CASSEROLE WITHOUT NOODLES
Tuna casserole doesn’t need noodles or rice or any other carby addition to be delicious. In fact, it’s quite good without, as you’ll see if you make this.
However, if you are a die-hard noodle fan, feel free to mix in about 2 cups of cooked pasta as it will work well either way. And I know that for some of you, this may be a tad on the dry side. I like it that way. But for those of you who don’t, mixing in a bit more mayo after baking does the trick nicely!
LOW CARB TUNA CASSEROLE
If you are watching your carbs, this dish might be a perfectly delicious fit for your eating plan. At only about 1 net carb per serving, it’s super easy to fill up on this dish without being worried about your carb intake. So enjoy!
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MORE HEALTHY TUNA RECIPES:
- Store Bough Clean Mayo (amazon affiliate link)
NO NOODLE TUNA CASSEROLE RECIPE:
Tuna casserole takes a twist with this no-noodle version. Low carb and great on flavor!
- 2 medium garlic cloves
- 1 large celery stalk chopped fine
- 1/2 large red bell pepper chopped fine
- 1/4 large red onion chopped fine
- 1 cup green beans cut into small pieces (I used frozen/thawed, but fresh works too)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 4 (5 oz.) can water packed tuna drained
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise (store bought or homemade - see links above)
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 2 tbsp. almond meal or flour
- salt and pepper to taste
Collect all your ingredients in one place.
In a medium skillet, sauté the garlic, celery, bell peppers and green beans in the olive oil over medium to low heat until the onions are translucent. Allow to cool.
In a medium to large mixing bowl, combine the veggie mix, tuna, mayo and cheese (and cooked noodles if you want to use them) in a medium casserole dish. Spread out evenly.
Sprinkle the almond meal over the top of the casserole and bake at 350 F. for approximately 20-25 minutes (just enough to get the cheese melted.)
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pairs well with a salad or other veggies.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.
Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted 5/20/15.