Easy Tuna Noodle Un-Casserole

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Dairy-Free Tuna Noodle UnCasserole
 
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This quick and easy recipe goes nicely with steamed carrot slices.
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Serves: 5 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated dairy-free margarine (such as Earth Balance or select varieties of Smart Balance)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (plain or gluten-free)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (170g) can tuna (flaked is easiest)
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen green peas
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 cups cooked pasta (regular, whole wheat, or gluten-free), drained but not rinsed
Instructions
  1. Melt the dairy-free margarine in a skillet or pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the flour, whisking until no lumps remain.
  3. Add ¼ to ½ cup of the chicken broth and whisk until smooth.
  4. Slowly whisk in the remaining chicken broth.
  5. Add the flaked tuna, and bring to a boil while continuing to whisk.
  6. Once boiling, add the frozen peas, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the sauce reaches your desired thickness (just takes a few minutes).
  7. Whisk in the black pepper and stir in the cooked noodles until they are well-coated in the sauce.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

23 Comments

  1. Tuna casserole has always been one of my favorite dishes I have a husband and now a daughter who are both allergic to milk. I can’t wait to make this! Thank you for sharing! I’m going to cut up some bread cubes, place on top, and pop it in the oven for a bit. Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Mary Ramirez on

    I sautéed some sliced onions in Earth Balance then added more melted Earth Balance and covered the onions with Panko and sea salt. Cooked until toasty brown then covered the casserole with it and baked at 350F until bubbly. My husband liked it and he doesn’t like anything!

  3. Hi! I don’t have any margarine at home. Would it be possible to substitute coconut oil for the margarine? Or would it be too strong of a flavor. I’m new to the dairy free. And new to using coconut oil, but I’ve been substituting here and there.

  4. Debra’s take on this fabulous recipe – Adjustments were based entirely on availability of ingredients: a bag of mixed corn, carrots, and asparagus (rather than a bag of frozen peas.) I also added a box of frozen pearl onions that had been in the freezer for some time. Instead of chicken broth, I used unsalted vegetable broth. Since the broth was unsalted I added a heavy amount of ground sea salt and ground black pepper.
    End result was FABULOUS!
    It would never have come to be, or had been so healthy and delicious, without the fabulous original recipe.
    Thank you, Alisa Fleming!

  5. It is forbidden, by Jewish law, to eat any meat and fish together. I am sure that you are not aware of this. However, you can substitute using a parve imitation chicken broth flavored liquid. Please, adjust the recipe for those who are not aware that they are doing something not right. Thank You. Mrs. Siegel

  6. Is the canned tuna drained? Have you – or other readers – added the canned tuna water, and if so, does the chicken broth get reduced for a total of 2 cups liquid/broth?

    • Hi Lisa, sorry for the delay, yes, the tuna is drained. You could certainly try using the tuna juice – I would just pour it out into a measuring cup first, so you know how much to reduce the broth by.

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  8. Tuna casserole was my favorite comfort food as a child that my wonderful Grandma always made for me! Sadly I developed a milk allergy as an adult and thought I had to put it in my past. When I found your recipe, I immediately got together the ingredients and gave it a go, only adding some saute’d diced celery to it, since Grandma always used Cream of Celery soup in her version. WOW does this bring back memories!! It was fabulous!! Thank you so much for re-inventing my old favorite!!

  9. I found this in a search for a chicken and noodle casserole for my allergy kid. With some easy tweaks, it worked! I used a rotisserie chicken from the grocery (instead of tuna) and added some carrots because the picture had them, but they weren’t called for in the recipe. Also, my son is allergic to peas, so I put it some frozen asparagus cuts instead. I did find that it needed some salt, so I added it to suit my taste. It was a hit!

  10. For food allergy purposes, Smart Balance is NOT dairy free, it still contains up to 2% dairy product and would cause anaphylaxis in some. Earth Balance is vegan.

    • Good news Erica! Several versions of Smart Balance are dairy-free, including: Light Original, Organic Whipped, Omega-3 Light, Light w/ EVOO, Light w/ Flax Oil, Heart Right Light. Smart Balance & Earth Balance are actually owned by the same company, as is Best Life (another new dairy-free margarine. You are correct though in that not all varieties of Smart Balance are dairy-free. I’ll modify the recipe to clarify.

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