Elements of Fitness – A Mother's Memoir

A High Protein Low Carb Casserole?

Well today’s the day!  A low carb recipe that you won’t believe is low carb.

One of my very favorite dinners my Mom used to make when I was growing up was tuna noodle casserole.    I loved it and she would either top the casserole with crumbled potato chips, breadcrumbs or cheddar cheese.  So here’s my low carb version and, might I add, just as delicious.

1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate
1 large can of your favorite tuna
1 small can cream of chicken soup                                       
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 TBL butter
splash of whole milk (if you have it) – if not, use water
salt to taste
small bag of shredded cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 375.  Prepare pasta as indicated on box.  In a med size pot, combine remaining ingredients and bring to a moderate boil.  Once pasta is done, pour into 13×9 glass baking dish.  Then pour remaining ingredients over pasta.  Bake 13 min.  Sprinkle cheese over casserole and put back in oven til cheese is melted.

It’s that easy.  And I promise you will love it and so will the kids!   Each serving yields about 10-15 carbs depending on how ‘big’ your serving spoon is.

The pasta is controlled carb pasta so while it is significantly lower in carbs than traditional pasta you should only eat 1-2 servings because too much will actually convert to sugar in your body thus, being totally counter-productive to a low carb diet.  But, if you don’t eat much that means leftovers! 

So enjoy it for dinner tonight and again for tomorrow’s lunch.

Happy Low Carbing…

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May 13, 2009 - Posted by | Diet and Exercise, Eating Low Carb, Nutrition | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. […] Delicious Low Carb Recipe I have gotten a lot of feedback from the post about my low carb casserole.  It is still delicious and a staple in the household.  I haven’t made it for a while […]

    Pingback by Another Delicious Low Carb Recipe « A Mother’s Memoir | June 8, 2009 | Reply

  2. Found it, thank you!

    Comment by Chrysanthemama | September 24, 2009 | Reply

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