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Quick Tuna Casserole

Serves 4
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Served with cooked vegetables or a crisp green salad, this easy dish makes a hearty satisfying winter meal or a tasty summer tea. You can also add your own touches like sweetcorn, mushrooms or red pepper to suit your taste.

Ingredients

Method

  • 1-2 Cups dry pasta such as macaroni elbows
  • 1 Medium sized onion finely diced
  • 3 Tablespoon butter
  • 3 Tablespoon flour
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Cups milk
  • 1 Cup grated cheddar (loosely packed)
  • 185g Can Tuna – use flavoured if you wish
  • Breadcrumbs (optional)
View the method
  1. Put pasta on to cook until al-dente (approx 12 minutes).
  2. While pasta is cooking sauté onion in butter.
  3. Add flour and black pepper to onions then add milk and stir until a smooth sauce is obtained.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in grated cheese.
  6. Drain pasta and add cheese sauce to pasta.
  7. Break up tuna into chunky pieces and carefully fold into pasta & cheese sauce.
  8. Transfer into a baking dish with lid.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes at 180ºC. 
  10. Remove lid and if desired sprinkle top with more grated cheese & breadcrumbs, return to oven for 10 minutes until the topping is crisp.
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