Quinoa Tuna Casserole

Quinoa Tuna Casserole

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mariehipple 3

"My father is on a low-carb diet, but I love tuna casserole so I decided to try to make it with quinoa. This is also kind of a recipe for quinoa risotto as that is how I cooked the quinoa."
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Ingredients

1 h 20 m servings 176 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 332 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir mushrooms and onion in hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a stockpot over medium heat. Cook quinoa in melted butter until lightly brown. Pour enough stock to just cover the quinoa. Allow the liquid to reduce to half. Continue this process until quinoa is soft and all stock is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Season with salt throughout process.
  4. Stir mushrooms, onion, and tuna through the quinoa; season with black pepper. Stir 1/4 cup butter, the egg, and flour into the quinoa mixture; transfer to a casserole dish and top with bread crumbs to cover.
  5. Bake until the top is golden brown and the center is hot, about 30 minutes.

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Pour enough stock to just cover the quinoa. Allow the liquid to reduce to half. Continue this process until quinoa is soft and all stock is absorbed, about 30 minutes Did you read this part kc...

Most helpful critical review

I thought the recipe was okay, just an average tuna casserole, but my significant other took one bite and wouldn't eat any more. I did make a few simple changes to the recipe, adding more tuna ...

Pour enough stock to just cover the quinoa. Allow the liquid to reduce to half. Continue this process until quinoa is soft and all stock is absorbed, about 30 minutes Did you read this part kc...

Solid, healthier alternative to egg noodles. I made these changes to speed things along. - cook 1 can chicken broth with 1/2 can quinoa 10 min in microwave, stir 2 x - add one can 98% fat free ...

I substituted olive oil for the butter, used 3 of the 2.3 oz tuna packets and only used 4 cups of stock. the quinoa was totally cooked by then and any more stock would probably have made it mus...

This was good for being a healthy version of tuna casserole. I added spinach and another can of tuna as I wanted it to be a stand alone meal. I think of tuna casserole as full of tuna and I fe...

I'm pretty particular about tuna noodle casserole, but this was good. I'm not sure what could up the flavor a little, but I might try to add something next time.

A very versatile casserole recipe. The quinoa can be cooked in the microwave with about 4 cups of vegetable/chicken stock. Based on what we had in the house, we added one can of condensed mushro...

Since I have very high cholesterol & can't have either noodles or white rice, this is a great alternative. Added a little chopped fresh basil at the end for some fresh herbage & was awesome. T...

I added peas & an extra can of tuna. Instead of bread crumbs, I sprinkled with Panko crumbs and unsalted roasted slivered almonds. It added a crunch to the dish.

I omitted mushrooms and added zucchini, red bell pepper and corn. I also added a little salsa to the mix. I would like to substitute the 1/4 cup butter but couldn't think of an alternative. ...