I love making casseroles during the fall season. Casseroles are simply one of the quickest, yet heartiness meals to make. The fewer ingredients, the better. I have a wide variety of casseroles that I enjoy fixing, but my all-time favorite is a taco casserole. I’ve made several variations of taco casseroles over the years since I like experimenting with different ingredients. Each time I make a taco casserole dish, there are hardly any leftovers for the next day or two!
This Spicy Tuna Taco Casserole has a harmonious combination of bold flavors that will perk up your palate and mood. It is fulfilling, doesn’t take make more than 30 minutes to prepare and bake, and made with affordable and easy to find ingredients.
Spicy Tuna Taco Casserole
StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD Sriracha is the star ingredient in this protein-rich casserole recipe. This hot sauce flavor is made from red chili peppers, garlic, and vinegar. With a garlicky spicy kick, this tuna is not only the perfect addition to this dish, but it is also perfect for a ramen noodle salad or tuna burger. It can also be enjoyed on rice cakes, crackers or straight from the pouch!
4 Packages of StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD Sriracha
1 Package of Taco Seasoning
2 Cups of Shredded Cheese, Divided
1 Onion, Chopped (Optional)
1⁄4 Cup Diced Tomatoes (Optional)
2 Cups of Crushed Tortilla Chips
Preheat oven to 375°. Combine the StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD Sriracha, taco seasoning, and an adequate amount of water.
Place crushed tortilla chips in the bottom of a casserole dish.
Place 1 cup of shredded cheese on top of the tortilla chips.
Add the StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD Sriracha on top of the cheese.
Sprinkle the remainder of the shredded cheese on top.
Add the diced tomatoes and chopped onions over the shredded cheese.
Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is sufficiently melted.
Top with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole and garnish with basil if desired. While any of these ingredients are optional, they kick the flavor up a notch!
Live fully and eat boldly with StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD! StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD is available in six BOLD varieties, including:
■ StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD Thai Chili Style
■ Tuna Creations BOLD Jalapeño
■ Tuna Creations BOLD Hot Buffalo Style
■ Tuna Creations BOLD Tapatío
■ Tuna Creations BOLD Sriracha
■ Tuna Creations BOLD with Rice & Beans in Hot Sauce
StarKist Tuna Creations BOLD offers delicious and nutritious meal solutions to fit any busy lifestyle by adding an extra kick of flavor. Each is a good source of lean protein and 110 calories or less to keep you fueled.
Pouches are single-serve and require no can opener and no draining, making it easy to add a BOLD protein to your favorite salads, meals, and snacks, Or, you can simply just grab a fork and eat straight from the pouch wherever you are — just tear, eat, and go!