Casserole, Dinner

Easy Low Fat Tuna Noodle Casserole (whole food plant based)

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This low fat creamy pasta bake is perfect for a high carb low fat plant based diet. It’s super easy to put together.

Kids loves this meal. (You can add shredded nut cheese to melt on top if they prefer).

The sauce is made from beans, artichoke, and coconut milk. This combination makes for the perfect creamy mock tuna casserole! My husband grew up eating this Midwestern classic and he gives this Vegan version two thumbs up!

Easy Low-Fat Creamy Pasta Bake (whole food plant based)

Serving: 13×9 casserole

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

Low Fat Creamy Sauce: 36 ounces

  • 14oz can Artichoke Hearts (drained)
  • 15.5oz can White Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 13.5oz can Light Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • Kelp Powder (to taste for that sea taste)

Pasta Bake:

  • 16oz Whole Grain Pasta (we use corn/quinoa blend shells)
  • 15oz can Sweet Green Peas (drained)
  • Salt and Pepper on top

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Boil noodles aldente according to package, drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking.
  2. Preheat oven 375°F
  3. In the blender, add all the sauce ingredients and blend until smooth.
  4. In a 13×9 deep casserole dish, add the drained cooked pasta and the drained peas.
  5. Pour the sauce evenly covering all the noodles.
  6. Top the dish with Salt and pepper. (Top with vegan cheese if desired)
  7. Cover the casserole dish tightly with foil or a glass lid.
  8. Bake covered 20 minutes until bubbly, uncover and broil to brown the top 2 minutes or so.
  9. Serve with more sea salt to taste or vegan parmesean. Enjoy!

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