Barilla® Gluten Free Tuna Casserole

A classic tuna casserole, now gluten free! This comforting dish combines gluten free rotini with onion, peas, cream, spinach and tuna, then is topped with gluten free bread crumbs and baked to a crispy, golden perfection.

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Ingredients for 6 people

  • 1 box Barilla® Gluten Free Rotini
  • 4 tablespoon (60mL) olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup (340 g) yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup (340 g) peas, thawed
  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • 2 cans tuna in oil, drained
  • 2 cups (500mL) heavy cream
  • 3 cup (1 kg) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup (170 mL) Italian-style gluten free bread crumbs
  • Salt and black pepper

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  • Bring a large pot of water to boil and pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Meanwhile, add half of the olive oil to a pan & sauté onions over high heat until slightly translucent (about 4 minutes)
  • Adjust the heat to medium & add peas and spinach until the spinach is wilted, then add the cream
  • Season with salt and pepper and bring to simmer
  • Gently fold in 2 cups of cheese
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions
  • Drain pasta and toss with sauce and tuna
  • Place pasta in a 13 x 9 baking dish & top with gluten free bread crumbs, remaining oil oil, salt and pepper
  • Bake at 400°F until bread crumbs turn crispy and golden, about 10 minutes
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