Gluten Free Tuna Casserole


A classic tuna casserole, now gluten free! This comforting dish combines gluten-free rotini with onion, peas, cream, spinach, and tuna, then is topped with gluten-free bread crumbs and baked to crispy, golden perfection.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
1 9x13-inch dish


  • 1 (12 ounce) box Barilla® Gluten Free Rotini

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 cup diced yellow onion

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • 1 (10 ounce) package baby spinach

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 2 (6 ounce) tuna packed in oil, drained

  • ½ cup Italian style gluten free bread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a pan and sauté onions over high heat until slightly translucent, about 4 minutes. Adjust heat to medium. Add peas and spinach and cook until spinach is wilted.

  3. Add cream to onion mixture. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Gently fold in 2/3 of the cheese. Remove from heat.

  4. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and toss with cream sauce and tuna.

  5. Place pasta mixture in a 9x13-inch baking dish and top with remaining cheese, gluten-free bread crumbs, remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bread crumbs turn crispy and golden, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1128 Calories
65g Fat
95g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 1128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 65g 83%
Saturated Fat 32g 162%
Cholesterol 178mg 59%
Sodium 681mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 95g 35%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 529mg 41%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 587mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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