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Stovetop Tuna Casserole

Stovetop Tuna Casserole Recipe

We're in Arizona and most of the year we don't turn on our stove. Therefore, we've adapted pretty much all meals to either cooking on the stove top or grilling. 

If you're looking for cheesy, oooey-gooey goodness, look no further! You don't need to heat up the oven and cook this tuna casserole in the stove since it's done mostly in one pan. If you really want to make this a complete one pan meal, you could boil your noodles in the pan and then transfer them back into this pan when ready. 

Oooey gooey tuna casserole

This recipe serves 2 but I always like to point out that if you want larger helpings or to stretch this meal further, just add more noodles or another can of tuna. We used a 5 ounce can of Wild Planet Albacore no salt added tuna and that was fine but if you want a heartier meal, toss  in another can.

We're using Thrive foods for all of this recipe except the tuna and farfalle pasta. If you're using Thrive shredded cheddar cheese and Thrive shredded mozzarella cheese and want this meal to cook quicker, be sure to refresh them first. I partially refreshed these while in the pan using 4 tablespoons water to a 1/2 cup of each cheese. This took about 15 minutes to melt doing it this way. 

Thrive Life freeze dried cheese

Refreshing Thrive's freeze dried foods means to add water. You can choose to refresh many foods by tossing them into whatever you're cooking too. When you're refreshing cheese, more water is not the key. It doesn't take a lot of water. I like to refresh my cheese overnight but when I'm in a hurry, it's ready in approximately 30 minutes. If I'm mixing it into a meal, I'm not as concerned since it will melt pretty quick. I have a video on refreshing Thrive cheese here.

Melting Thrive Cheese

We made this again last night because you can't beat cheesy yummy food. This time I did refresh my cheese prior and only took 5 minutes to melt. Before it was completely melted, I started tossing in the rest of the ingredients (except the noodles).

Stovetop Tuna Casserole

Thrive bechamel sauce is a powder that makes perfect creamy white sauces.  Use this creamy white sauce to make delicious fettuccine Alfredo, cheese sauce, or potato soup. It's a staple you want to keep in your pantry!

Ingredients for Stovetop Tuna Casserole

Stovetop Tuna Casserole


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  1. Boil farfalle pasta according to directions on package.
  2. While pasta is boiling, in a separate pan, start melting cheese. Stir while melting with a whisk.
  3. When cheese is at least 1/2 way melted, add in the bechamel sauce that you already combined with 1/2 c. water and add to cheese mixture.
  4. Add 1 c. additional water and remaining ingredients except for the pasta.
  5. Cover pan and cook on low-medium heat for about 12 minutes. Stir occasionally and watch the amount of water. If it looks like you need a little more, add it.
  6. Add in pasta, stir, cover and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  7. Top with chives and parsley.

Cheesy tuna casserole


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