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Creamy Tuna Noodles with Cheese Sauce - DF and GF

Super easy and super comforting creamy tuna noodles with cheese sauce.

Course Entree
Cuisine gluten free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 434 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 8 ounces gluten free pasta penne or macaroni would work
  • 3 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread
  • 2 Tablespoon gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup Daiya shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 ounces light tuna in water drained


  1. Cook gluten free noodles until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan melt the buttery spread, and saute the onion until soft, about five minutes. Stir in the flour and spices.
  3. Slowly add in the dairy free milk.

  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils; reduce heat to a simmer, but keep stirring constantly.
  5. Gradually stir in Daiya cheese.* You will have to really whisk the cheese in so it melts and incorporates into the sauce. Daiya cheese melts nicely, but for the sauce to be smooth, you have to use a little bit of muscle.
  6. Add the tuna and stir, then add the pasta and stir to combine. Serve hot, season with more salt and pepper if desired.
  7. We like to top ours with garlic bread crumbs, which are so simple to make. Just saute gluten free breadcrumbs in a skillet with olive oil or vegan buttery spread until crisp and golden. Season with garlic salt.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Tuna Noodles with Cheese Sauce - DF and GF
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 568mg25%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.