Tuna Helper Recipe

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Easy to make Cheesy Tuna Helper Recipe with a gluten free option is a family favorite. It's homemade from scratch with pantry staples.

Homemade Cheese Tuna Helper Recipe with a gluten free option is easy to make.

I love how easy Tuna Noodle Helper is with a Gluten Free Option. It is another one of my favorite easy skillet dinners, and almost as easy as Tuna Helper.

We almost always have the ingredients for this skillet in the cupboard saving a trip to the grocery store and it's a super affordable dinner when your on a budget.

This works great with gluten free brown rice noodles or regular pasta like rotini.  I've made it both ways. 

Tunas so inexpensive and we like to do anything we can to slash our grocery budget is a good thing. I know so many of you are in the same boat.

Even though this is a budget friendly dinner it's full of flavor, and something I would make regardless of if we were on a budget or not because it's just that good.

Here's how to make Cheesy Tuna Helper with or without the gluten free option:

Melted butter and diced onion in a large sauté pan.

In a large skillet with a lid melt 1 tablespoon butter and add 1/2 an onion diced. Sauté until onion starts to turn brown and caramelize.

This incorporates a lot of flavor into the pasta.

Garlic, Carrots, Celery, Garlic Powder, Tuna in a pan.

Add to pan:
  • 1 clove Minced Garlic
  • 4 Diced Carrots
  • 3 Diced Stalks Celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 7 ounces Canned Tuna in water drained.


Mix until well combined.


Add:
  • 16 ounce of your favorite Pasta like Rotini or Macaroni for Gluten Free use Brown Rice Macaroni Noodles 
  • 4 cups good quality Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Milk or Half and Half

Mix until well combined. Bring to a simmer and cover.  Cook for about 12 minutes or until pasta is almost tender.

Peas added to tuna pasta mixture in pan.

Add 2 cups Fresh or Frozen Peas and stir until peas are warm.

Cheese added to Homemade Tuna Helper Pasta.


Add 3 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese and stir until the cheese is melted.

Have a taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

Homemade Tuna Helper Recipe in a cheesy sauce with a gluten free option made with pantry staples in one pot for a delicious dinner on a budget from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

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Tuna Helper Recipe

Tuna Helper Recipe

Easy to make Homemade Tuna Helper Recipe with a Gluten Free Option made with pantry staples from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
5 out of 5 based on 3 user ratings
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 14 Mtotal time: 24 M

ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 whole Onion, Diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 4 whole Carrots, Diced
  • 3 ribs Celery, Diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 7 ounces Canned Tuna In Water
  • 16 ounces Pasta or Gluten Free Brown Rice Macaroni Noodles
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock (Gluten Free)
  • 1 cup Milk or Half and Half
  • 2 cups Frozen Or Fresh Peas
  • 3 cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste

instructions:

How to cook Tuna Helper Recipe

  1. In a large deep skillet heat butter until melted over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook until starting to caramelize.
  2. Add garlic, carrots, celery, granulated garlic, and tuna. Mix until well combined, and break tuna into chunks.
  3. Add pasta, chicken stock, and milk.
  4. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 12 minutes or until pasta is almost tender.
  5. Stir in peas and stir until peas are warm, and pasta is tender.
  6. Taste pasta. Add salt, and pepper to taste.
  7. If runny remove lid, and cook, until thickened.
Calories
496.83
Fat (grams)
22.04
Sat. Fat (grams)
11.45
Carbs (grams)
45.06
Fiber (grams)
5.18
Net carbs
39.89
Sugar (grams)
7.09
Protein (grams)
29.81
Sodium (milligrams)
725.67
Cholesterol (grams)
71.12
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Easy to make Homemade Cheesy Tuna Helper Recipe with a gluten free option from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch is a family favorite budget dinner.

1 comment

  1. I just made this with gluten free homemade egg noodles but had to increase the cooking time by 5 minutes.

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