Diabetic-Friendly Tuna Casserole Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Modified: June 6, 2022

You don’t have to limit yourself too much in your dietary intake when you’re looking out for your health. You only have to look out and filter foods that are nutritious and those that will cause harm. For instance, if you are diabetic, you might want to avoid foods that are high in sugar. You’re in luck because we are going to make a tuna casserole recipe for diabetics.

Maybe it can feel like a death sentence, with all these filterings of delicious food. But, you don’t have to worry. We’ll teach you how to create healthy dishes like this diabetic-friendly tuna casserole recipe.

In this recipe, we are going to guide you through the process of making this healthy and absolutely delicious dish. All you have to do is follow these simple instructions and you’re good to go! If you want other diabetic-friendly dishes, our grilled salmon is a must-try.


Diabetic-Friendly Tuna Casserole Recipe

How To Make Diabetic-Friendly Tuna Casserole

The Omega-3 from the tuna provides healthy dish for diabetics.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • ½ lb whole wheat pasta, of your choice, cooked
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup non-fat milk
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • 2 oz parmesan cheese
  • 6 oz canned tuna, drained, broken in chunks
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine butter and flour in a saucepan to make a roux. Cook mixture in a saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the milk, salt, pepper and cheese to the mixture in the saucepan.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes, until the sauce is smooth.
  5. Combine pasta, tuna, paprika, and sauce.
  6. Transfer to a casserole and cover with foil.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Garnish and serve. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 3g
  • :
  • Calcium: 281mg
  • Calories: 345kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 318mg
  • Protein: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 386IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a diabetic, What kinds of food can I eat?

Diabetics should be eating fruits more. Fruits like banana, apples, and avocados are good for health. It is also okay for diabetics to eat berries and instead of drinking milk, diabetics should opt for some yogurt instead. However, we have to emphasize, to consult a nutritionist and your doctor first for the right type of foods to be ingested. 

How long can I store tuna casserole?

If placed in an airtight container, tuna casseroles can last up to 2 days inside the refrigerator. Just heat it up in the microwave if it’s time for eating once again. However, you must make sure that you will not leave your tuna casserole at room temperature. This will enable the bacteria to multiply and cause spoilage. 



Now you can have a delicious dish without thinking if this is going to affect your health. This diabetic-friendly tuna casserole is cheesy and scrumptious, you'll want it at every dinner party and special occasion.
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