Dory's No-Fish "Tuna" Casserole
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free (optional), Dairy-Free (optional), Vegan (optional)
Serves: 4
  • For the casserole:
  • 1 (14 ounce) package of extra firm tofu, drained and cut in small cubes
  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can of cream style corn
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • ⅓ cup instant rice
  • ¼ cup soy milk
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the octopus:
  • 32 braided pretzel sticks
  • 8 sliced black olives
  • A few handfuls of goldfish
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add the tofu, cream style corn, carrots, rice, and soy milk to a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish. Stir well, but gently, so the tofu doesn’t break apart.
  3. Add salt and pepper. Stir again.
  4. Place casserole dish in the pre-heated oven. Bake for 35-45 minutes until bubbly.
  5. Allow casserole to cool for 5-10 minutes. Put equal amounts of casserole in the center of 4 large plates.
  6. Use the back of a spoon to push casserole into an octopus shape (an oval with a flat bottom).
  7. Put two slices of black olive on top of each shape for the eyes.
  8. Arrange 7 or 8 pretzels underneath for the legs.
  9. Arrange goldfish around the octopus. Enjoy!
This casserole is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, if you omit the pretzels and goldfish used to make the octopus. You can also use gluten-free pretzels and gluten-free/vegan fish crackers, if you can find them!
Recipe by A Bite of Inspiration at