Creamy tuna pasta

Creamy tuna pasta: A rich and easy to prepare family dinner. Photo by Engin Akyurt: https://www.pexels.com/photo/food-photography-of-pasta-1438672/

Creamy tuna pasta: A rich and easy to prepare family dinner

After a long day, you don’t want to spend all night cooking dinner. Our creamy tuna pasta casserole is easy family cooking greatness.

Creamy tuna pasta

Creamy tuna pasta: A rich and easy to prepare family dinner. Photo by Engin Akyurt: https://www.pexels.com/photo/food-photography-of-pasta-1438672/

During the week, you don’t always have energy to cook for a long time and sometimes you need something quick and simple. Pasta is a great way to go as it often just includes ingredients you already have at hand and that includes some canned tuna. Our creamy tuna pasta casserole takes less than 20 minutes to put together before popping it into the oven. It’s a rich and heartwarming meal that the whole family can enjoy.

Creamy tuna pasta suggestions

You’ll be making your own quick cheese sauce with a bechamel base which adds the creamy element to the pasta. This recipe includes peas which are rich in vitamins K, C and folate. They are also a great source of manganese and fibre and don’t forget all the antioxidants! The tuna adds to making this a meal packed with nutrients. Tuna is high in omega-3 fatty acids, high quality protein, selenium and Vitamin D. All of this adds those important ingredients you want to keep your family healthy too.

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After a long day, you don’t want to spend all night cooking dinner. Our creamy tuna pasta casserole is easy family cooking greatness.

Creamy Tuna Pasta

3 from 3 votes
Recipe by Jessica Alberts Course: DinnerCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Ingredients

  • 400 g pasta of your choice

  • 3 tbsp butter

  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped

  • cup flour

  • cups milk

  • cups cheddar cheese, grated

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp pepper

  • 2 cans tuna, drained

  • 1 cup frozen pea

  • 1 tin sweet corn drained (optional)

  • 1 large handful chopped parsley

Method

  • Heat the oven to 180˚C.
  • Boil a large pot of water, add the pasta and cook until done (about 10 minutes).
  • While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a saucepan, add the onion and cook on low heat until the onions are soft.
  • Add the flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Slowly add the milk, using a whisk to gently stir. Once all the milk is added, continue to stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Add half the cheese and stir until the cheese has melted. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the cooked pasta to a baking dish. Pour the cheese sauce over the pasta, then add the tuna, sweet corn, peas and parsley. Mix together.
  • Add the remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown.

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