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 a crispy, golden perfection.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

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  • Meanwhile, add half of the olive oil to a pan and saute onions over high heat until slightly translucent (about 4 minutes). Adjust the head to medium and add peas and spinach until the spinach is wilted, then add the cream.

  • Season with salt and pepper and bring to simmer. Gently fold in 2 cups of cheese.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and toss with sauce and tuna.

  • Place pasta in a 13 x 9 baking dish and top with gluten free bread crumbs, remaining olive oil, salt and pepper.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F until bread crumbs turn crispy and golden, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1128 calories; protein 42g 84% DV; carbohydrates 95.1g 31% DV; fat 64.9g 100% DV; cholesterol 178.4mg 60% DV; sodium 680.5mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2018
This turned out amazing! My enhancements were as follows: added 1 cup of diced baby bella mushrooms and swapped out the cream with cashew milk. Because I didn t have gluten-free bread crumbs I grated some herbed Parmesan cheese on top and let it bubble and lightly brown. There was no time for picture-taking-we dug right in! This recipe will go on our rotation for sure. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2018
This turned out amazing! My enhancements were as follows: added 1 cup of diced baby bella mushrooms and swapped out the cream with cashew milk. Because I didn t have gluten-free bread crumbs I grated some herbed Parmesan cheese on top and let it bubble and lightly brown. There was no time for picture-taking-we dug right in! This recipe will go on our rotation for sure. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2016
My husband and I both really liked this one. It did lack a little something. I think when I make it again I will add a little garlic to it and maybe a cheese blend instead of just the plain cheddar. We took leftovers to work and everyone wanted to know what we were eating that smelled so good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2016
I really enjoyed this recipe as did my son 10 months old. Very cheesy. I did add garlic to the sautéed onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2019
Loved this! I have SIBO so I have to make adjustments since onion is difficult as well as peas for me to eat. We used green onions at the beginning and added green beans instead of peas. I also added the tuna to the pot as I was adding the cream and other ingredients so that it would absorb more flavor. We also love herbs so we added cilantro oregano and a lemon and Himalayan salt blend from Trader Joe s to the original mixture ( Has a small amount of onion and garlic when ground). We also added more diced green onion to the top of the casserole as well as toasted gluten-free diced bread before cooking. We sprayed this lightly with avocado oil spray. We cooked with aluminum foil for 15 minutes and then for 5 minutes without to brown the top. LOVED IT! Tasted just like my mom used to make. May try it with a dairy-free milk next time like one user suggested. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2018
Following other reviewers advice I added garlic but omitted the spinach because I didn t know I had any until it was too late! I added fresh mushrooms because they re on the verge of going bad. Very yummy and a definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2017
Such a delicious dish! This would be great to bring to a potluck or for a family night in. I sautéed onion first in ghee added two heaps of minced garlic and then added defrosted peas in same pan along with red pepper flakes (3 pinches). S&P followed then added 3/4 cup spinach. If you like spinach be sure to add the whole cup and maybe just a tad more on top of that. I ran out of cream so I added half and half to the sauce however be sure to add the full 2 cups if not more. After the sauce reduces you'll miss the extra bit of liquid as the noodles absorb the sauce very quickly. I love the cheesiness of this sauce by the way-such a great flavor with the few revisions. I covered the casserole with a thick layer of panko crumbs because we like the extra crunch. A real easy dish and a clear winner in our home. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2019
Loved this recipe. I knew I wanted to try this recipe until my husband told me he did NOT like tuna casserole. I decided to make it anyway and he LOVED IT!!! He went back for seconds. I altered the recipe by using fresh spinach and 2 cloves of garlic. Topped it with crushed red pepper and it was superb!! Definitely will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/05/2016
It was missing a little something...I should have read the review first and added garlic also but all in all this is pretty good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2018
My family loved this twist on the traditional tuna casserole. I doubled the spinach because it shrinks so much and to pack nutrients. I also used the best tuna-skipjack- from our local Co op. I think that quality brought the flavor up. Read More
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