Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tuna Macaroni Casserole

I posted this site the other day and decided to make this recipe from there. Its basically a jazzed up mac and cheese but we enjoyed it as it made a change.

Ingredients (serves 4)
145g (1 cup) macaroni pasta
1 tablespoon butter
1 brown onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons plain flour
2 cups skim milk
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
1/2 cup grated light tasty cheese
185g can tuna in spring water, drained
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
1/2 cup wholegrain breadcrumbs

Pop pasta into boiling water and cook until ready.

Put butter in a pan along with the chopped onion and cook until soft.

Add flour, and stir for a minute.

Gradually add milk, stirring all the time to make a white sauce.

Add mustard:

Add tuna:

Add Cheese:

Add parsley:

Add cooked and drained pasta:

I then had a brain wave, as I didn't have any old bread for breadcrumbs, but I did have some wholewheat Ritz chips. So I crushed some of those up and used them instead of the breadcrumbs.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a 180o C or 350 oF oven, until golden brown. Serve with garlic bread, steamed vegetables or a salad.


Hadriana's Treasures said...

I'll have a look at this again. My cooking skills are pretty basic. So these photos and step by step descriptions are a godsend to the likes of me!

swile67 said...

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Lib said...

Hi Gill,
Looks good I make this from time to time a little different recipe.
TOday I'm making mac&cheese with ham and green peas.
Hope you have a great day!

Gill - That British Woman said...

thanks to you all for your comments, I have left comments on all your blogs.