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Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Comfort food made better-for-you! This tuna noodle casserole is so creamy and tasty, you’ll definitely want to add it to your meal plan. Double the recipe and freeze the other half for a quick meal solution on those extra busy days.

(Recipe adapted from:

Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole
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  • 1¼ Cup Heinen’s canned coconut milk
  • 2¼ Cup Heinen’s chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp. arrowroot starch
  • 2 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1/2 of small white onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Cup broccoli florets
  • 1 Cup carrots, diced
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2- 5oz cans of Wild Planet Tuna (could also use Wild Planet Salmon)
  • 2 Cups Banza Pasta Shells
  • 1–2 Tbsp. Bragg nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped


  1. Using a large bowl, stir the coconut milk, stock, and arrowroot. Set aside.
  2. Use a large, deep pot to heat the avocado oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until lightly translucent.
  4. Add the broccoli and carrots and sauté for another 3-4 minutes or until they are lightly soft. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Drain the canned tuna or salmon and add to the pot. Using a wooden spoon to crumble into small chunks.
  6. Pour in the broth mixture and pasta. Stir well to combine. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce the heat, bringing the pot to a simmer. Allow to simmer for about 10-12 minutes, stirring often, until the pasta is cooked.
  8. When the pasta is just about done, stir the pot continuously for 1 minute to allow the sauce to reduce.
  9. Stir in nutritional yeast to taste and serve topped with parsley.
Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD
By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD
Heinen's Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD believes that the answer to a strong, healthy and vibrant body lies within. She graduated cum laude from the University of Akron, earning a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and has over 20 years of experience in wellness program development, health coaching and professional speaking. As a published author of three books and registered dietitian for Heinen’s, Melanie offers programs, services and tools to help Heinen’s customers take inspired action to build the healthy body they were meant to live in without giving up their favorite foods.

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