Tuna Casserole Recipe

Is the human race doomed to perish or there’s still time to survive? Let’s make a quick Tuna casserole whilst there is still time!

American dishes were never about more than they needed to be. They didn’t have elaborate techniques that required a certain sequence of precise movements to be followed for perfection. We never had to stick to a strict regimen of temperature obsessed routine that constantly balanced between perfection and ruin on the edge of an 8000-grit stone sharpened Japanese blade.

We used cups, Fahrenheit and inches to get the jobs done and get it done quickly. Sure, we don’t have Black Forest, Dobos, Rigó Jancsi, Sacher or any other fancy cake running through our veins, but apple pies can satisfy cravings just as well without us spending an eternity next to the oven.

Is simplicity really a beauty?

Not like latticing the pie can’t be a menace or we couldn’t make it extremely painful by braiding the lattice first, but these are there as a pastime, like Sudoku or FaceBook from an era where social media or woman independence wasn’t invented or materialized.

Just try to skip a crucial step on a Dobos cake, cup measure a Sacher torte or wing a floating island and see what happens. Let’s just say it’s better to send our loved ones on a long shopping trip beforehand so they won’t get burned in the after wrath.

Are we lazy or just biased towards easiness?

It’s unclear that our love for comfort or our tendency to laziness is what drove the fast food and ready-made meal industry to flourish. It could also be that it was a natural evolutionary step and it has nothing to do with deep rooted behavioral complexes or the pure hatred for cleaning up our mess after our creations.

Humans have always sought the easiest way to get things done. Of course, if we want to take a position high above our carnal sins and desires, we could condemn such behavior but in reality, we would just deny what really is woven into our nature.

Is the easiest way the best way?

We survived and evolved to do the most possible with the least effort. Our resource hungry brain couldn’t evolve into a powerhouse what it is today if we hadn’t started cooking our food or couldn’t figure out how to do it repeatedly.

Luckily, habit forming is something we picked up long before our conscience started to wake, so once we realized that we are able to do things, learning it then doing it again wasn’t too difficult.

It’s the humor of the fate that the same habit forming is what helped us survive and raised us above all other beings, also makes us so dependable on many modern things from purely behavioral habits like gambling or social media to more addictive substances like smoking or consuming sugar.

Is there tuna left for the human race?

Luckily, we aren’t doomed just yet. Sure, there are some tough times ahead with climate change at the door and all sorts of viruses trotting right along. Not to mention social media companies playing with our senses, distorting reality for their own financial gains but as long as we are aware of the dangers lurking in the dark, we can prepare for it.

The hardest bit is that we are preparing to not just for the fight of our lives but the fight of human race as we are going to fight not only with an external enemy but with ourselves as well. The way we live, think and exist is brought us to the brink of extinction and it seems that we have to find a spark again that will not simply help us survive but provides the necessary momentum to leap through the crack of doom.

It sounds like a hell lot of work is in front of us and we shouldn’t waste time on chit-chats so let’s just simply pull something out of the pantry as old and get things going.Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Classic but healthy

  • 1 cup / 100g Pasta
  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil or butter
  • 2 Onions (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Salt
  • 1 stalk Celery (diced)
  • 1 Carrot (diced)
  • 10 oz /  300g Mushrooms
  • 3 oz / 80g Peas
  • 1 cup / 250ml Cream
  • 9 oz / 240g Tuna
  • 5 oz / 150g Cheddar
  • 2 oz / 60g Parmesan

Keto but tasty

  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil or butter
  • 2 Onions (diced)
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Salt
  • 1 stalk Celery (diced)
  • 10 oz /  300g Mushrooms
  • 1 lb / 500g Broccoli
  • 1 cup / 250ml Cream
  • 9 oz / 240g Tuna
  • 5 oz / 150g Cheddar
  • 2 oz / 60g Parmesan

How to make Tuna casserole

Classic but healthy

  1. Cook pasta by following instructions on packaging. Meanwhile the pasta is cooking carry on with the rest.
  2. Heat oil or butter in a pan and saute diced onion with salt on high heat until glassy / translucent look for about 5 minutesOnion-glassy-translucent-gp-SunCakeMom
  3. Add diced celery and carrots and saute them for 5 more minutes then turn the heat to medium and cook it for 5 more minutes.Glassy-onion-celery-carrot-bacon-gp-SunCakeMom
  4. Add sliced mushrooms and stir fry until the mushrooms collapse about half of their size for about 5 minutes. Add peas and stir fry it for 5 – 7 more minutes. Frozen peas needs a bit more time to get ready but about 10 minutes it should be ready to go.Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. Mix in cream, pasta tuna then pour everything into a casserole dish.Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Sprinkle grated cheddar and Parmesan on top. Some like to add breadcrumbs or panko on top as well but apart from added calories this step has neither nutritional value nor any other advantages of developing additional flavors or texture.Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  7. Put it under the broiler on maximum heat until the cheese gets a golden brown color for about 10 – 15 minutes.Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom

Keto but tasty

  1. Heat oil or butter in a pan and saute diced onion with salt on high heat until glassy / translucent look for about 5 minutesOnion-glassy-translucent-gp-SunCakeMom
  2. Add diced celery then saute it for 5 minutes then add sliced mushrooms. Stir fry until the mushrooms collapse about half of their size for about 5 minutes.Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  3. Lower the heat to medium then add broccoli and stir fry it for 5 – 10 more minutes. Frozen broccoli needs a bit more time to get ready but about 10 -15  minutes it should be ready to go.Onion-mushroom-broccoli-gp-SunCakeMom
  4. Mix in cream, tuna then pour everything into a casserole dish.Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  5. Sprinkle grated cheddar and Parmesan on top. Some like to add crushed pork rinds on top but this completely changes the dish’s flavor portfolio and it’s not really encouraged.Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  6. Put it under the broiler on maximum heat until the cheese gets a golden brown color for about 10 – 15 minutes.Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom

Enjoy!Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom

Tuna Casserole Recipe

Is the human race doomed to perish or there's still time to survive? Let's make a quick Tuna casserole whilst there is still time!
Course Low Carb Meal, Main Course
Cuisine Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author SunCakeMom

Ingredients

Classic but healthy
  • 1 cup / 100g Pasta
  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil or butter
  • 2 Onions diced
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Salt
  • 1 stalk Celery diced
  • 1 Carrot diced
  • 10 oz / 300g Mushrooms
  • 3 oz / 80g Peas
  • 1 cup / 250ml Cream
  • 9 oz / 240g Tuna
  • 5 oz / 150g Cheddar
  • 2 oz / 60g Parmesan
Keto but tasty
  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil or butter
  • 2 Onions diced
  • 1 teaspoon / 5g Salt
  • 1 stalk Celery diced
  • 10 oz / 300g Mushrooms
  • 1 lb / 500g Broccoli
  • 1 cup / 250ml Cream
  • 9 oz / 240g Tuna
  • 5 oz / 150g Cheddar
  • 2 oz / 60g Parmesan

Instructions

Classic but healthy

  • Cook pasta by following instructions on packaging. Meanwhile the pasta is cooking carry on with the rest.
    Cook pasta -gp- SunCakeMom
  • Heat oil or butter in a pan and saute diced onion with salt on high heat until glassy / translucent look for about 5 minutes
    Onion-glassy-translucent-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Add diced celery and carrots and saute them for 5 more minutes then turn the heat to medium and cook it for 5 more minutes.
    Glassy-onion-celery-carrot-bacon-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Add sliced mushrooms and stir fry until the mushrooms collapse about half of their size for about 5 minutes. Add peas and stir fry it for 5 - 7 more minutes. Frozen peas needs a bit more time to get ready but about 10 minutes it should be ready to go.
    Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Mix in cream, pasta tuna then pour everything into a casserole dish.
    Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Sprinkle grated cheddar and Parmesan on top. Some like to add breadcrumbs or panko on top as well but apart from added calories this step has neither nutritional value nor any other advantages of developing additional flavors or texture.
    Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put it under the broiler on maximum heat until the cheese gets a golden brown color for about 10 - 15 minutes.
    Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom

Keto but tasty

  • Heat oil or butter in a pan and saute diced onion with salt on high heat until glassy / translucent look for about 5 minutes
    Onion-glassy-translucent-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Add diced celery then saute it for 5 minutes then add sliced mushrooms. Stir fry until the mushrooms collapse about half of their size for about 5 minutes.
    Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Lower the heat to medium then add broccoli and stir fry it for 5 - 10 more minutes. Frozen broccoli needs a bit more time to get ready but about 10 -15 minutes it should be ready to go.
    Onion-mushroom-broccoli-gp-SunCakeMom
  • Mix in cream, tuna then pour everything into a casserole dish.
    Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Sprinkle grated cheddar and Parmesan on top. Some like to add crushed pork rinds on top but this completely changes the dish's flavor portfolio and it's not really encouraged.
    Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom
  • Put it under the broiler on maximum heat until the cheese gets a golden brown color for about 10 - 15 minutes.
    Tuna casserole recipe - SunCakeMom

Notes

Enjoy!

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