You miss those Campbell's Soup casseroles you used to enjoy before you went Paleo? I know sometimes I do. They are just so homey and comforting...
Well, this recipe is a great substitute for those casseroles you might have enjoyed back in the day without any of the garbage. But this recipe is tuna noodle casserole with a little twist. And that twist is curry. Yum. And crispy shallots. Double yum.
If you want it a little creamier, you can add one less egg and a little more mayo. Oh, and don't eat all the crispy shallots before the casserole is done cooking, like me!
Hope you all enjoy! --J
Paleo Curried Tuna Zoodle Casserole
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 to 35 minutes
Keywords: bake roast saute entree ancestral gluten-free paleo primal soy-free curry tuna zucchini zoodles comfort food American fall spring summer winter
Ingredients (serves 4 to 6)
- 3 medium zucchini
- 1/2 onion, chopped finely
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil (or other paleo friendly fat), plus extra for greasing pan
- 2 pastured eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup Paleo Mayo
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 2 cans of tuna, drained
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 cup Paleo-friendly oil for frying (I used a light olive oil)
- 1 shallot, sliced
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease an 8" by 8" pan.
Chop off the ends of the zucchini and spiralize it.
Put the spiralized zucchini in a strainer and add salt. Allow it to sit for 20 minutes to allow excess water drain.
While you are waiting on the zucchini, heat a saute pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the 1/2 tablespoon of fat. When the fat is heated, add the onion and cook for a minute or two. Then add the curry powder. All the curry to bloom for a minute. Then add the mushrooms and saute until the mushrooms and onions are soft. Set aside.
In a medium -sized bowl, add the eggs, mayo, almond milk, and salt, and whisk together.
Then add the peas, tuna and parsley, and mushroom/onion mixture, and mix together. Set aside.
When the zucchini is done draining, rinse with water to remove the excess salt. Then pat dry with a towel.
Put the zucchini in the 8X8 baking dish and then add the pea/tuna/egg/onion mixture into the pan and mix together. Then bake for 30 to 35 minutes until cooked through.
While the casserole is baking, in a medium saucepan, heat 1 cup of Paleo-friendly oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the sliced shallots, and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the shallots are browned. Once browned, transfer to a paper towel covered plate and let the excess oil drain.
When the casserole is done cooking, remove from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes.
When ready to serve, top with the crispy shallots and enjoy.
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