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15 Totally New Takes on Tuna Casserole

When you were a kid, tuna casserole was always on the menu…probably at your grandma’s house. Now that you’re a grown-up, it may not be the first dish that comes to mind for your weekly meal prep, but tuna casserole is about to have a major face-lift. From the addition of spiralized zucchini to a Paleo-friendly version, here are 15 tuna casserole recipes we’re sure you’ve never tried.

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Easy Tuna Casserole

Let’s start with the basics. Never made tuna casserole? Here’s a simple, foolproof recipe to get you started.

Healthy Tuna Casserole

It's all about the creamy, dairy-free cashew sauce. Brush the croutons with olive oil to get them extra crispy.

Tuna Pasta Bake

Whoever said tuna casserole had to be drenched in cream of mushroom soup was seriously mistaken. Case in point: this cheesy, tomato-based twist, with tons of fragrant herbs.

Cajun Tuna Casserole

This isn’t your grandma’s tuna casserole. But it does involve bacon and red peppers, so we’d call it a major upgrade.

Lighter Tuna Casserole

Let’s face it: Tuna casserole isn’t always the healthiest dish on the planet. But this version offers a few nutritious swaps, like olive oil for butter and almond milk for cream.

Tortellini Tuna Casserole

Kick the fanciness up a notch with white wine, garlic and cheese-food pillows of pasta. (And serve it with a glass of wine, of course.)


Spicy Tuna Rice Casserole

What happens when sushi and tuna casserole have a really delicious baby. This version includes a yogurt-based spicy “mayo” to top the tuna and rice mixture.

Low-carb Tuna Casserole With Cauliflower

Our favorite veggie strikes again. Cut the carbs in half by subbing in cauliflower for some of the pasta in this casserole.


Pressure Cooker Tuna Noodle Casserole

As if a tuna casserole in the oven weren’t simple enough, now you can use your Instant Pot. Dump it all in, push start and dinner is ready in 13 minutes.

Easy Tuna Bake With Butternut Squash, Spinach And Feta

Everything you think you know about tuna casserole is wrong. Don’t believe us? Take a bite of this butternut squash, spinach and feta version.

Tuna Green Chile Zucchini Casserole

A Paleo and Whole30 tuna casserole does exist. And it adds some spice, thanks to green chilies and chipotle mayo.

Keto Dairy-free Tuna Noodle Casserole

If there were ever to be a healthy tuna casserole—it is an oxymoron, after all—this would be it. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, keto, low-carb and Paleo.

Easy Cheesy Low Carb Tuna Casserole With Spinach

Sneak some greens in by adding a heap of spinach instead of peas into your tuna casserole.

The Best Tuna Casserole With Noodles

If you’re going to go all in on the classic comfort food, don’t forget to brown the top with panko bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.

Whole30 Tuna Zoodle Casserole

You had us at “cashew béchamel.” (Oh, and sautéed mushrooms make an appearance in this Whole30-friendly dish, too.)