Low Carb Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole + Giveaway!

Low Carb Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole Is tuna casserole totally 1987?

Umm….oh well.

I guess I was born in the 80’s, so it’s sort of part of my generation? Or not?

I don’t know what I’m talking about. It’s all just gibberish.

Actually, this whole blog is sort of a mish-mash of gibberish. Albeit yummy gibberish.

That was a fun tangent.

Anyways, this tuna casserole is the freakin’ bomb. {I’m so modest.} I’ve made it twice in the last week, that’s how good it is! All 3 of us in my family CANNOT get enough of it which is weird because typically when we crave something, it’s usually like this or this. Who craves tuna casserole?

I’ll tell you who: This Girl. Right here.

Well, this here is a version of Tuna Casserole that will make your family FLIP out. This is seriously one of my new favorite casseroles and will probably stay at the top FOREVER.

Ok. Not really. That statement is true until I make some other casserole that becomes a new obsession.

Have I mentioned I’m addicted to food? Crullers and tuna casseroles. That’s how I roll, baby.

Wow. Yet another fun tangent for you people. {See? GIBBERISH, I tell you!}

So, yes. Back to my lover, Mr. Tuna. So tasty, so creamy, so cheesy, no one will not like this. Like that double negative? Oh yeah. The best part about this recipe? Only 1 pot needed and it’s ready in under 30 minutes. How’s that for a weeknight meal? Totally awesome. AND, the leftovers are totally rad too. My 3 year old requested this as her lunch the next day. Unheard of at my house.

Ready to make this? Get ready to be amazed…..not really. And scroll down for a Giveaway from Barilla!

First thing you want to do bring a large pot of water to boil and steal this pasta back from a certain thief.
Barilla Pasta I’m using Barilla Plus Farfalle. Cute little bowties that are perfect for casseroles.
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You’ll also want to chop up a whole head of cauliflower into small florets.
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One that water comes to a boil, throw in some salt and the pasta. Then after a few minutes toss in the cauliflower too. Once everything is good and soft, drain it all and set aside.
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Place that same pot back on the heat and saute those diced onions in some olive oil. Once they are nice and soft, we can add in some salt, pepper and
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a jar of alfredo sauce. Once you pour this whole thing in, measure out your milk and pour it into the dirty jar. Shake it up and add that milk in too. Cleaning out the jar, baby! Just another lazy step brought to you by Lauren’s Latest.
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So, we’re also going to throw in a bunch of cheese to the sauce too. Cheesy goodness. OH YEAH. After a minute, all the cheese should have melted and the sauce should be good and creamy.
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Now we can add in the drained tuna, the cooked cauliflower and pasta and the peas.
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Stir this up to coat everything in that sauce and rejoice.
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Flatten out the top and sprinkle with more cheese.
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Throw this under a hot broiler for a few minutes to get the top brown and bubbly and that’s it! DINNER TIME!
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Outrageous pasta that happens to have a whole lot of cheese, a whole lots of veggies and even a little fish. Good eats, right here peeps.
Low Carb Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole 1 My kind of dinner. Here’s the printable:

Enjoy your long weekend!

Low Carb Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole

Yield: 4 large, 6 small portions

Ingredients:

1/2 pound short cut pasta, such as Barilla Plus Farfalle
1 head cauliflower
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup diced onion
1 jar prepared alfredo sauce
2/3 cup milk
2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
2 cans water packed tuna
salt & pepper, to taste
1 cup frozen peas

Directions:

Bring large pot of water to boil. Cut cauliflower into small bite sized florets. Once water comes to rolling boil, salt water and stir in pasta. Cook 3 minutes and then pour in cauliflower pieces. Cook until pasta is al dente and cauliflower is soft. Drain and set aside. In same pot over medium heat, saute onion in olive oil until soft, 5 minutes. Sprinkle in salt and pepper. Pour in alfredo sauce. Pour milk into jar of alfredo sauce, replace lid and shake to remove any excess. Uncap and pour into pot. Sprinkle 2 cups of cheese into sauce and stir until cheese has melted and sauce is smooth. Pour in cooked pasta, cauliflower and frozen peas. Stir until everything is well mixed and coated in sauce. Splash in a little milk if sauce seems to thick. Smooth the top and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Remove from heat and cover to melt cheese OR stick pot under hot broiler for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbly. Serve hot.

****GIVEAWAY****

My friends at Barilla want you to try out this recipe with their latest and greatest pasta Barilla Plus just like we did and then create your own delicious recipes! Barilla Plus pastas are premium, multi-grain pasta rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber with the same great taste you expect from traditional pasta. We loved the farfalle in this casserole.

Here’s what is up for grabs:

-2 boxes Barilla Plus Pasta
-$25 VISA Giftcard

That would make a tasty dinner party right there!

Here’s how to enter:
1. Answer the following question in the comments below: If you win, what is the first recipe you’re going to make with Barilla Plus?
2. Follow Barilla and/or Lauren’s Latest on Facebook. Leave a separate comment telling me you did so.
3. Follow Barilla and/or Lauren’s Latest on Twitter. Leave a separate comment telling me you did so.
4. Subscribe to Lauren’s Latest channel on Youtube. Leave a separate comment telling me you did so. {I just added a new video! You can watch it here.}

That’s it! Giveaway will start Friday, August 31st at 12:00 am PST and will end Thursday September 6th at 11:59 pm PST. Winner will be drawn via random number generator and contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Giveaway only open to US residents.

Good Luck! :)

*Disclaimer–I received the same products the winner will be receiving. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed on my blog are always my own. 

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339 Responses to “Low Carb Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole + Giveaway!”

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    Chanel B. — August 31, 2012 at 1:31 am

    The first recipe I would make is the tuna casserole from this article it sounds DELICIOUS!

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    Chanel B. — August 31, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Followed Barilla on Facebook (Chanel Claire)

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    Chanel B. — August 31, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Followed Lauren on Twitter (@laviajeramorena)

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    Chanel B. — August 31, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Subscribed to Lauren on YouTube (chanelcbrown at gmail dot com)

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    Maggie — August 31, 2012 at 3:20 am

    I’d make a pasta primavera with this week’s CSA haul, and douse it all in a white wine cream sauce.

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    Maggie — August 31, 2012 at 3:20 am

    I already follow Lauren’s Latest on Facebook.

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    DessertForTwo — August 31, 2012 at 4:05 am

    I would make pasta with artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, olive & breadcrumbs. It’s one of my favorite meals!

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    DessertForTwo — August 31, 2012 at 4:06 am

    I follow ya on twitter :)

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — August 31, 2012 at 5:07 am

    If I won, I’d make a Mexican Baked Pasta Casserole with my Barilla pasta. :)

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — August 31, 2012 at 5:07 am

    I follow you on Twitter.

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    Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray — August 31, 2012 at 5:08 am

    And I like ya on Facebook.

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    Amy @ The Savvy Kitchen — August 31, 2012 at 5:13 am

    If I win I’m going to try this tuna casserole! Yum!

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    Ali @ Gimme Some Oven — August 31, 2012 at 5:13 am

    This sounds wonderful!!! I was just listening to a story yesterday on NPR about how Americans consume 1/3 of the world’s canned tuna. I’m all for that with recipes like these!! ;)

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    Amy @ The Savvy Kitchen — August 31, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I follow you on Twitter!

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    Amy @ The Savvy Kitchen — August 31, 2012 at 5:14 am

    I like you on Facebook!

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    Mami2jcn — August 31, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I would make spaghetti with turkey meat.

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    Mami2jcn — August 31, 2012 at 5:38 am

    I follow you both on Facebook as Mary Happymommy

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    Mami2jcn — August 31, 2012 at 5:38 am

    I follow you both on Twitter–mami2jcn

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    Mami2jcn — August 31, 2012 at 5:39 am

    I subscribe to your Youtube channel as Mary F.

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    Jenny — August 31, 2012 at 5:47 am

    The first dish I would try is my sweet corn macaroni and cheese

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    Jenny — August 31, 2012 at 5:47 am

    I like Barilla and Lauren’s Latest on Facebook.

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    Louanne — August 31, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Found you via Pinterest. Love tuna casserole but haven’t made it in years. Lost everything in my fridge and freezer due to Isaac, so stocking up later today. Plan to buy a box of Barilla and wll make your casserole. If I win, will make hubby’s favorite dish, pasta Alfredo.

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    Dena — August 31, 2012 at 6:04 am

    I would make what we call Chicken Noodle Corn Casserole……… or maybe I’d just do a Pasta bake :)

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    SandyN — August 31, 2012 at 6:09 am

    I’m going to make this Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole!

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    SandyN — August 31, 2012 at 6:10 am

    I follow Lauren’s Latest on facebook.

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    Lauren — August 31, 2012 at 6:20 am

    I would make chicken tetrazzini! Another delicious casserole :)

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    Juli — August 31, 2012 at 6:28 am

    If I win, the first recipe I’m going to make is this one! It’s looks delicious!!

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    Juli — August 31, 2012 at 6:30 am

    I already like both Barilla and Lauren’s Latest on Facebook.

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    Juli — August 31, 2012 at 6:32 am

    I followed Barilla and Lauren’s Latest on Twitter.

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    Athena — August 31, 2012 at 6:32 am

    I’d probably make a pasta bake.

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    Juli — August 31, 2012 at 6:33 am

    I subscribed to Lauren’s Latest YouTube channel.

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    Athena — August 31, 2012 at 6:34 am

    I follow both on FB.

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    Athena — August 31, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Follow both on Twitter.

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    Marjory — August 31, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I follow Barilla

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    Marjory — August 31, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I subscribe to the you tube blog of yours

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    Marjory — August 31, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I follow you on Laurneslatest

    I am going to give this a whirl. Never have tried tuna hot, this will be a first.

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    Lynn Kasserman — August 31, 2012 at 6:51 am

    The first recipe I would make is simply pasta with sauce. I have been craving it, but it’s been too hot – looking for cooler weather this week.

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    Lynn Kasserman — August 31, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I follow both Lauren’s Latest and Barilla on Facebook.

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    Lynn Kasserman — August 31, 2012 at 6:52 am

    I follow both Lauren’s Latest and Barilla on Twitter.

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    Lynn Kasserman — August 31, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I subscribe to your youtube channel. Can’t wait to add cauliflower to my tuna casserole recipe for school lunches next week!

    Thanks!

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    Betsy — August 31, 2012 at 7:04 am

    We alwasy make a harvest soup for fall with bow tie pasta.

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    Christine — August 31, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Tuna casserole is what I’d make!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — August 31, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Ookay, I never thought I’d say this buuuuut… I think I want some tuna casserole!

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    Lauren — August 31, 2012 at 7:33 am

    If I win, THIS is the first recipe I will make!!! :D

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    Megan — August 31, 2012 at 7:36 am

    The first recipe I would make is this one! I’m a child of the 80s too, and I remember eating lots of tuna casserole, but this looks way better than my mom’s!!

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    Megan — August 31, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I follow you on Facebook

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    Catherine — August 31, 2012 at 7:43 am

    I would make a delicious taco pasta with these Barilla Plus pasta noodles.

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    Julia — August 31, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Confession: I’ve never made tuna noodle casserole. My mom never did, so I never grew up with it and my husband hates tuna, so I just haven’t. BUT, you made it sound and look SO good that I would for sure make this if I won. And I’d eat it all by myself, poor husband, he’d be missing out.

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    Diana Anderson — August 31, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Tuna casserole was my FAVORITE childhood dish. I also like just plain old alfredo sauce and peas with my “butterflies” as we call them.

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    Aviva I — August 31, 2012 at 8:12 am

    This one!

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