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Cheesy Vegan Tuna Casserole

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Vegan

Description

This tasty creamy & cheesy vegan tuna casserole is one that the whole family will love! Made with vegan tuna that is loaded with protein!


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Ingredients

6 servings pasta or noodles of choice, we did Elbow Noodles

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. vegan butter

1 medium-sized white onion, finely chopped

3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 bunch of Asparagus, remove stems and cut into thirds, lengthwise

3 tbsp. nutritional yeast

1 tsp paprika powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

season to taste

2 1/2 cup soy, almond or oat milk

3 packets Good Catch Foods Naked in Water Tuna

2 cups vegan meltable cheese, shredded

3 tbsp. bread crumbs

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped


Instructions

Preheat your oven to 400F.

Cook pasta or noodles of choice as per package instructions.  Be sure to generously salt water before adding pasta to pot.  Just before it’s ready to strain add in your asparagus and cook till al dente.

Heat a large skillet on low-medium heat and add olive oil and butter.  Cook for 30 seconds or until melted and then add the onions to the skillet.  Cook for around 6-7 minutes or until golden.  Add your garlic and cook for 1 minute before adding your spices and seasoning. Stir everything till well combined and increase heat to high before adding your milk of choice.  Cook till boiling, add your tuna then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.  It is now time for the fun part.  Add the cheese to the mixture and stir till everything is well combined and stringy.  Once you reach your desired cheesy consistency remove from heat and set aside.

Strain your pasta and asparagus and transfer to a 13″L x 7.75″W x 2.25″H baking dish.  To the same dish, pour over your cheese sauce and stir till everything is well coated.  This will be a satisfying experience, enjoy it! Top the pasta with the bread crumbs and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. The cheese with start to bubble and that’s when you know it’s ready to dig in.

Top with more fresh parsley and enjoy with a nice fresh pasta and garlic bread.


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