Monday, February 8, 2016

(Mostly) Lactose Free Tuna Casserole: A Comfort Food

(Mostly) Lactose Free Tuna Casserole: A Comfort Food //

Everybody has that one food that reminds them of when things were easy or that was a favorite growing up. For me, my mom's tuna casserole comes to mind, and can be made virtually lactose free. I say virtually because there is still a tiny bit of lactose in one of the ingredients in the recipe.

I was always the last at the table when my mom made this. I always dug through the fridge searching for the leftovers the next day after she made it. For whatever reason, this food always reminds me of home, and always tastes delicious. Her recipe isn't the same as the ones you find online. I know people think tuna casserole and get squeamish, but I promise, this is much better than those casseroles you've had before. It's creamy, and cheesy, and doesn't have peas or celery in it. A few bites of this, and you feel as comforted as you would with a big bowl of mac & cheese in front of you.

(Mostly) Lactose Free Tuna Casserole: A Comfort Food //

This ain't your mama's tuna casserole, this is MY mama's tuna casserole. It's simple, easy, and costs very little to make. Which is THE BEST.

My husband has always hated tuna casserole, but loves this recipe. We devoured the entire casserole dish full in two sittings. There are no pictures of it plated because we can't wait to eat it, and photographing it on a plate just takes WAY too long.

(Mostly) Lactose Free Tuna Casserole: A Comfort Food //

If you can eat a tiny bit of lactose without a problem, this recipe is for you. For me, I avoid cheeses, yogurt, milk, and creams (unless they're lactose free) and only can handle food with traces of regular dairy. So, the fact that this wasn't an issue for me was exciting. We put cheese on one half for my husband, and leave it off the other half for me.

Let me know what you think if you make it. My mom would be happy to know I'm spreading joy out into the world with food she made us as kids. 

+++What's your favorite comfort food?

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  1. Thanks! I think I'm going to try this for lunch, only using chicken instead of tuna. I'm new to being lactose-free and am having a crazy difficult time finding just a mac and cheese recipe to use!

    1. There's a trace amount of dairy in the soup, and definitely if you add cheese. Did you ever try it?


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