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Pantry Tuna Dish
« on: January 29, 2012, 07:04:03 pm »
I have another quick recipe for tuna that my family call Pantry Tuna Dish. Sounds dreadful, but it's delicious!

1 x can tuna in spring water, drained, reserve juice
1 x  450g can corn
1 x 450g can spaghetti
500ml white sauce made in TMX, using reserved tuna liquid

Mix all together, top with cheese and breadcrumbs and bake for 20 minutes or so until bubbling. I also add lemon pepper and lemon juice for extra 'zing'.

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JD - I love this recipe.  I've served it over rice, made it as a pie with a potato topping or just eaten it as a tuna mornay. I've used canned spaghetti or this recipe if I have some in the freezer. I usually make it in individual ramekins and freeze them for a quick meal. 

Curly66 - I make a cheat of my mums best curried tuna and spaghetti that is my childhood favorite.. She's spends about 45 minutes making it with pots and pans.  I boil the kettle, put half a bag of macaroni into the thermo server and leave until done.  I make a cheesy, lots of curry powder and lemon juice white sauce in the thermie, after chopping onion and garlic first.  By the time that's done I chuck in the tuna including juice and just let it mix a bit and then bung all a casserole dish and mix, add cheese on top and put in pre heated oven until golden and bubbly..  Takes no time at all and no standing there stirring!
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Re: Pantry Tuna Dish
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 03:14:55 am »
I have just moved this recipe from a thread called Challenge #5 - 4 ingredients or less where MJ posted this recipe.  I was browsing for something last night and came across this recipe so though it deserved a place of it's own as I have just made it for lunch and a few more meals down the track  :-))  Mum can have the little ones.

It really is very tasty and the kids should love it, well not just the kids, I loved it too.  Served on rice.  Thanks MJ, you'll probably be surprised to see the recipe here  ;D
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Re: Pantry Tuna Dish
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 01:22:48 pm »
Yes, JD, I am! It's best served on it's own with lots of lemon juice and lemon pepper. I wouldn't serve it with rice as it already has the starch of the tinned spaghetti in it.
It's my FIL's favourite meal.
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Re: Pantry Tuna Dish
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 03:34:21 am »
sounds good MJ.  :)
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Re: Pantry Tuna Dish
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2014, 03:05:26 am »
Made this recipe into pot pies with a mashed potato topping today.

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Re: Pantry Tuna Dish
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2014, 07:37:11 am »
I make a cheat of my mums best curried tuna and spaghetti that is my childhood favorite.. She's spends about 45 minutes making it with pots and pans.  I boil the kettle, put half a bag of macaroni into the thermo server and leave until done.  I make a cheesy, lots of curry powder and lemon juice white sauce in the thermie, after chopping onion and garlic first.  By the time that's done I chuck in the tuna including juice and just let it mix a bit and then bung all a casserole dish and mix, add cheese on top and put in pre heated oven until golden and bubbly..  Takes no time at all and no standing there stirring!

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Re: Pantry Tuna Dish
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2014, 09:21:02 am »
Has Mum seen you make it curly?  It would be an eye opener for her for sure  ;D
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Re: Pantry Tuna Dish
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2014, 11:30:12 am »
Curly that sounds rather nice. I never cease to be amazed at how quickly the thermomix does things for us.
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Re: Pantry Tuna Dish
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2014, 01:52:28 pm »
No sadly..  I'm nursing her through terminal cancer which although she's a 26 year 2 time survivor, this 3rd time it's a matter of time..  I've taken a lot of my appliances down there to make it easier for me to cook, I just cannot deal with pots and pans anymore, can't believe I haven't lugged thermie down yet because when I have some home time I want it here too...LOL

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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2014, 02:09:01 pm »
Sorry to hear about Mum Curly but at the same time it's lovely to know that you're there for her when she needs you.  Sending kind thoughts to you both.
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Re: Pantry Tuna Dish
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2014, 03:25:37 pm »
I'm sorry too Curly to hear about your Mum.Sending best wishes and kind thoughts to you both.
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Re: Pantry Tuna Dish
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2014, 08:52:42 pm »
Thank you both..  I'm off this morning again.  Keen to take thermie now, she is fascinated by it..!!

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Re: Pantry Tuna Dish
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 02:13:38 pm »
Made this for the freezer again but this time I used a packet cheese sauce (it makes 250 mls) as I wanted to test it for a friend who wouldn't make her own sauce. I worked out that the calorie count using the packet sauce is just under 200 calories per serve so it's a good one for the 5:2 fast day.
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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2017, 07:16:35 am »
A good one Judy.
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