De Ma Cuisine



March 2013



Not Your Average Tuna Casserole

Written by , Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Fish, Gluten Free, Inspired By, Main Dishes, Meat, Pasta, Vegetables


Not Your Average Tuna Casserole
Recipe Type: Main, Dinner, Casserole, Pasta, Tuna, Fish
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
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Serves: 3
There’s no canned cream of mushroom soup allowed in this Tuna Casserole!
  • 2 C cooked rotini rice pasta
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 watermelon radish, grated
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 C mushrooms, chopped
  • 2/3 C peas (frozen)
  • 1 t dijon mustard
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 1/2 C water, divided
  • 1 C pasta water
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1/2 t dried basil
  • 1/2 t dried parsley
  • 1 t garlic sea salt (or regular sea salt)
  • pepper
  • 1 can tuna
  • 1/3 C parmesan cheese, grated (plus a little more for topping)
  1. Cook pasta. While it cooks, heat pan, add shallot, carrots, radish, and mushrooms, and 1/4 C water. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, peas, tuna, and seasonings; cook 1 minute.
  2. Whisk cornstarch with 1/4 C water, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and dijon. Pour over veggies, bring to a boil and cook for a minute or two.
  3. Stir in cheese.
  4. Add pasta water and stir.
  5. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  6. Let sit for a few minutes before serving so pasta can soak up the sauce.
  7. Serve topped with a little bit of parmesan cheese.
Serving size: 1/3 of the recipe Calories: 386
Calories are an estimate.


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