I think I am one of a handful of people that enjoy tuna casserole so when I bought vegan tuna (yes it really is a thing) I knew what I would be having. I couldn’t wait to make this dish and looked forward to having what I consider a comfort food, some would disagree perhaps and think this dish more on the lines of torture food. Regardless of how you feel about this recipe I hope you try it even by the looks of it from this picture it is a pass. Just remember looks can be deceiving.
You will want to buy either this brand or a vegan tuna of your choice for this recipe. I enjoy this brand for grilled tuna and cheese sandwiches, and it defiantly works well for this casserole because I went for more of the classic basic recipe, so the nutritional value is not very high, but it was tasty.
Vegetarian Tuna Casserole:
1 3.3 ounce package of vegan tuna
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
Plant based milk (the amount of a can of mushroom soup)
1-2 cups of shredded white and orange cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
2 1/2 cups of cooked penne pasta noodles or egg noodles
1 cup of frozen peas or even corn like I used works
1 tablespoon of butter
Salt and pepper per taste
In a large saucepan over medium high heat melt the butter then add the cream of mushroom soup. with the empty cream of mushroom soup fill it all the way with the plant-based milk then pour that into the pan add salt and pepper blending it together. This can be done while the noodles are cooking per the package instructions. When the noodles are done drain and rinse them then and add to the milk mixture. Pour mixture into a 11×9 casserole dish top with shredded cheese and breadcrumbs. Cook uncovered at 375 for about 30-40 minutes or until cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbly. (I cover mine for half the time then remove lid for the last 15 minutes.)
Cook at 375 for about 30-40 minutes or until cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbly. (I cover mine for half the time then remove lid for the last 15 minutes.)
Remove casserole from oven, serve and enjoy even if it does not look Pinterest worthy.