Tuna Cheese Casserole Recipe: Comfort Food Can Be Low Carb

Tuna noodle casserole is one of the most popular casseroles around, it is one of those old comfort foods I used to crave all the time. There's just something homey about the creamy, cheesy noodles and tuna that always made me feel better. In this low carb version, I use broccoli and mushrooms instead of noodles. It is full of flavor with fewer calories and as easy to make as the classic.

You can bring this dish to a summer potluck (bake it in cute little pots) or make it for a family dinner. Either way, this dish is sure to fill you up without filling you out!  Add this recipe to your list of things to make for dinner, you can't go wrong.


  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup green peas (frozen
  • 16 ozs broccoli (frozen / fresh )
  • 1 can (12 ozs) of tuna 
  • 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup potato chips (crushed

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook Broccoli until tender-crisp; drain very well.
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix cooked broccoli, onion, 1 cup of cheese, peas, tuna, soup and mushrooms. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish, and top with potato chip crumbs and remaining 1 cup cheese.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is slightly brown and bubbly.
Husband Says: "Low carbs, or as Carmen says 'low cahrbs.' She's forever selling me on the value of low carbs, and for the better really. I have to even things out after eating burritos and burgers for lunch. Naughty. And even it out she does. With these things I can eat like a maniac and not feel bad about it. Good stuff this one." 
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October 11, 2013 at 2:23 PM delete

A super comforting and delicious meal. The weather these days is perfect for the casserole treat.

Anne Regalado
October 12, 2013 at 12:21 AM delete

Carmen , I love this kind of pasta ! Tuna and cheese combo is always a winner :D I've made just like this last week but I used evaporated milk instead of mushroom soup . The crushed potato chip topping is a thing of beauty lol