I love taking old comfort foods and tweaking them to be keto friendly. I can’t remember the last time I had tuna pasta casserole, but I’m pretty sure we’ll have to start making it more now. It might be a new favorite of ours! My keto friendly version was creamy, flavorful, and generally a great comfort food to have. Even better – this was just a ONE skillet meal. The whole skillet also only made 2 servings for us – and we were beyond stuffed. Each serving only included 777 calories and 6 total carbs, though!
Since pasta is of course nowhere near keto friendly, I used miracle noodles for this recipe. I personally really like miracle noodles. What are your opinions – do you love them or hate them? If you’ve never tried them then you can buy them here! *Also, note I am an Amazon associate, so I may earn slightly from any of your qualifying purchases.
In this recipe, I also used pork rinds for breading, rather than bread crumbs. Other than that, fortunately everything was fairly keto friendly to begin with. After just a couple of major tweaks, it ended up perfectly meeting all keto specifications!
I hope you try this recipe soon and love it as much as us!
Note that below you’ll be able to:
- adjust your serving sizes
- review the nutrition label
- review the health benefits of this recipe’s star ingredient
Keto Creamy Tuna Pasta Casserole
- 3 packs Miracle Angel Hair Noodles
- 2 cans Tuna
- 5.5 oz Spreadable Goat Cheese *I use La Bonne Vie
- 4 oz Original Cream Cheese
- 1/2 cup Red Onion Diced
- 6 slices bacon
- 2 oz Pork Rinds
Spices & Seasonings:
- 3/4 tsp Pink Salt
- 3/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 3/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
- 1/4 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Parsley
- Fresh Parsley - Topping
- Boil your water for your noodles in a nonstick (oven safe) 12-inch skillet. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, 177 degrees C.
- Rinse your miracle noodles in water. *I use shears to cut mine so they're smaller and easier to work with. Once rinsed for a few minutes, or according to the package's instruction, boil the noodles for 5-10 minutes.
- After you've boiled the noodles for several minutes, drain them, and set them aside. Using the same skillet, reduce your heat to medium-low. Fry your bacon until it reaches your preference of crispiness.
- Once your bacon is cooked, set aside as well - on a cutting board. Place your diced onion into the bacon grease and cook until translucent.
- Once onion is cooked, add your main ingredients: noodles, tuna, and all cream cheese and spreadable goat cheese. Continue to stir while cheese melts to ensure all ingredients are completely incorporated.
- Once everything is mixed, add your spices/seasonings: salt, black pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, paprika, and parsley. Mix together.
- Cut your bacon into bite sized pieces. Next, add your bacon pieces on top of your pasta.
- Bake your pasta for 3 minutes at 350 degrees F, 177 degrees C.
- In a plastic bag, add all of your pork rinds. Beat with a meat tenderizer, spoon, rolling pin, etc. Remove pasta from oven; sprinkle your pork rinds over the top. Bake for another 8 minutes, or until pork rinds are golden.
- Serve and enjoy!!