My husband has lost over 55 pounds following a low carb diet. I am SO proud of him and I am supporting him by making low carb meals every night for dinner. One thing I really miss is a good casserole. My husband stumbled upon a website that takes your old favorites and makes them into low carb masterpieces! Her blog is awesome and it makes me excited to make dinner again. You can find her blog at http://peaceloveandlowcarb.blogspot.com/. I decided to post this recipe because after a low carb facebook status, I found out that a lot of my friends wanted the recipe. We had company last night too and she also enjoyed this! It’s a delightful combination of green bean casserole and tuna casserole. Delicious!
Tuna Green Bean Casserole
1 large head of Cauliflower (I used a bag of frozen)
1/2 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1/2 can Cream of Chicken soup
1 cup Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 ribs of celery, chopped (I omitted this)
2 cans tuna
3/4 can green beans (I used the whole can since I omitted celery)
4 Tbs. French Fried Onions
1 Tbs. minced garlic (I used one clove)
Salt and Pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Steam the cauliflower in one inch of water in a covered pot. Steam until fork tender or about 15 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the soups, garlic, salt and pepper. Fold in the celery, green beans and tuna.
Drain your cauliflower when it’s done and return it to the hot pot. This removes excess water and will ensure that you don’t end up with cauliflower soup! (Great tip!)
Mash the cauliflower in the bottom of a glass baking dish. I used a 9”x 9” size. Spread your soup mixture evenly over the top. Jab the cauliflower in a couple places so that you get everything tasting good and blended.
Bake this for 20 minutes.
Add the cheese on top and bake for another 10 minutes.
Add the French Fried Onions and bake for another 10 minutes.
It only has 8.5 net carbs if you make it into 6 servings. We estimated it at 10.5 net carbs if made into 4 servings.
If you want to see her post and go by her recipe, here’s a link! http://peaceloveandlowcarb.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuna-green-bean-casserole.html#.UHbJl5W9GUk. (You’ll have to copy and paste because Tumblr isn’t letting me link it up today. Sorry). I hope you try this and enjoy it! I know we did!