KETO LOW-CARB TUNA-CHEDDAR PASTA CASSEROLE
I got the original recipe for my Keto Low-Carb Tuna-Cheddar Casserole from my mom. My mom’s recipe was the best. She made this casserole regularly because canned tuna and dried pasta were and still are inexpensive. She had to feed the family on a strict food budget. Tuna casserole is one of those comfort foods that we crave. When starting on my Keto journey, I stopped eating foods like tuna casserole due to the added ingredient of wheat-based pasta. Now it is part of our culinary repertoire!
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO LOW-CARB TUNA-CHEDDAR PASTA CASSEROLE?
For this Keto Low-Carb Tuna-Cheddar Casserole you’ll need canned tuna.
Canned tuna is a popular food item, especially for those who are looking for a quick and easy source of protein. In terms of nutritional value, canned tuna is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of canned tuna typically contains around 20 grams of protein and less than 100 calories. It is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for heart health. Additionally, canned tuna contains vitamins B12 and D, as well as minerals such as selenium, phosphorus, and potassium. However, it is important to note that canned tuna can also be high in sodium, so it is best to choose varieties that are labeled as low-sodium or to rinse the tuna before consuming it. I believe canned tuna is a nutritious and convenient food choice that can be enjoyed in a variety of dishes.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO LOW-CARB TUNA-CHEDDAR PASTA CASSEROLE?
The predominant taste sensation of Keto Low-Carb Tuna-Cheddar Casserole is fattiness due to the rich cream and cheese. The cheese is also a delicious source of umami. This casserole is dense and chewy and downright satisfying.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB TUNA CHEDDAR PASTA CASSEROLE?
With the predominant taste sensation of Keto Low-Carb Tuna-Cheddar Casserole being fattiness in this dish, choose a buttery white wine, such as Chardonnay or Viognier to match. You want a wine with enough viscosity (thickness) to stand up to the rich and fattiness of the casserole.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT KETO LOW-CARB RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
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WHAT CHEESE CAN WE USE IN KETO LOW-CARB TUNA-CHEDDAR PASTA CASSEROLE?
I prepare this Keto Low-Carb Tuna-Cheddar Casserole with aged Cheddar. But that may be too strong for you. Any cheese that is already shredded or easily shredded will work. Other delicious cheeses include Tex Mex, Mozzarella, Italian combo cheeses, and Gruyere.
I have included a recipe and instructional video below on how to make Keto Low-Carb grain and gluten-free fresh pasta. Remember, the noodles don’t have gluten elasticity! Don’t roll them too thin or narrow. They will break. But if they do, no worries. Broken noodles taste just as delicious. The noodles are thick and chewy and ideal for this casserole. The noodles have their very own taste profile and have that wonderful chewy density.
WHAT PASTA CAN I USE FOR KETO LOW-CARB TUNA-CHEDDAR PASTA CASSEROLE?
You can use a wide variety of pasta for your Keto Low-Carb Tuna-Cheddar Pasta Casserole. In my opinion Fiber Gourmet (fibergourmet.com) produces the best tasting low-carb pasta. However this pasta will not suffice if you’re striving for ketosis. In this case you can prepare your own pasta noodles from scratch. The noodle recipe is included below with a video for instructions.
Here is a video to show you how to make the pasta for this dish:
This casserole will stay in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. For freezing seal in an airtight containing and free for up to about 3 months. Gently reheat the casserole at 300F.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO LOW-CARB TUNA CHEDDAR PASTA CASSEROLE?
Making this casserole is super easy. The recipe is below. But here are the basic instructions. Make your pasta noodles and set them aside. Saute your vegetables. Pour your cooked vegetables in a bowl with cream, cheese, tuna, and pasta. Mix and season. Pour the mixture into a casserole dish. Top with cheese (optional) and sprinkle with your butter-parmesan topping. Bake for 20 minutes at 350F. Serve hot.Print