Tuna Mornay Pasta Bake

Oscar was feeling sick and wanted “pasta noodles” for dinner, but we had had pasta the night before, so to make it a bit different I decided to do a pasta bake with spaghetti and found a recipe on taste.com.au.  This recipe is really easy and very quick, and it was a big hit with the sick boy – except for the green bits!

Tuna Mornay Pasta Bake (Amines, Low Salicylates, Moderate Glutamates)

  • 300g dried pasta (any variety)
  • 2 thick slices of day-old bread, crusts removed, coarsely torn
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 2 tblspn plain flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated cheese
  • 425g can tuna in spring water, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Canola oil spray
Tuna Mornay Pasta Bake
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.  Lightly grease a 2 litre capacity oven proof dish.
  2. Cook the pasta as per the directions on the packet, drain and set aside in a large bowl.
  3. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add the flour and cook stirring for 1 minute or until foaming.  Remove from the heat and gradually add the milk.  Place over medium heat and stir continuously until the mixture thickens.  Reduce the heat to low and cook for 2 minutes.  Add 1 cup of the cheese and stir until melted.
  4. Add the cheese mixture, tuna and peas to the pasta and stir until well combined.  Spoon into the greased dish.
  5. Combine the bread and remaining cheese in a bowl.  Sprinkle over the pasta.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden.
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