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Perfect Tuna Mornay

This is a dish we had a lot growing up. Mum would use potato chips for a crunchy topping, but I hardly ever have those in the house. It is relatively quick, and inexpensive and can be stretched even further with a green salad.

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35mins
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directions

  • Boil water and cook pasta according to packet instructions.
  • Add chopped onion to pasta water while pasta cooks.
  • Drain well.
  • Melt butter over a low heat.
  • Add flour and whisk to form a roux off the heat.
  • Season well with salt, pepper and cayenne.
  • Return to heat and add milk gradually, stirring all the time until white sauce thickens.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add cheese cubes and stir till they melt.
  • Add tuna, peas, corn and lemon juice and combine.
  • Set aside.
  • In a casserole dish place pasta and white sauce mixture.
  • Stir to mix gently, making sure the pasta is well coated.
  • Top the casserole with most of the grated cheese, then add the breadcrumbs, cover breadcrumbs with remaining cheese.
  • Season well once again.
  • Bake casserole at 200 C for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden.
  • Voila.
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"This is a dish we had a lot growing up. Mum would use potato chips for a crunchy topping, but I hardly ever have those in the house. It is relatively quick, and inexpensive and can be stretched even further with a green salad."
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  1. cookingpompom
    A great recipe, easy, tasty and fast! We loved the crushed chips on the top (a good way to use the small chips no-one wants to eat). We are a family of 6 and it made 8 generous serves. I served it with steamed broccoli and garlic bread - go the carbs!!!! Thanks for posting Sassy Syrah.
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  2. Jamie Oliver wannabe
    This was really tasty! That little sprinkle of cayenne pepper made this meal. I didn't change a bit of this, it was cooked to perfection and loved by the whole family (kids aged 7 &5). Thanks, will definitely make again.
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  3. kyreen
    my favourite chips for my tuna mornay are cheese twisties taste's extra good. give it a try sometime.
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  4. RubberDucky AU
    Yum. I did something a bit different. Made it up minus pasta and the extra grated cheese. But put them into breadcases...easy to make, just a de-crusted loaf of sliced bread buttered lightly both sides, pushed gently into patty tins and baked til crispy. Cool them and store in an airtight container for recipes such as this. Spoon mixture into crisped breadcases, heat in oven. Simple and delish.
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  5. foodlover1
    Just finished eating this, and it's beautiful, a hit with everyone. It was quite spicy as i forgot it was a packet cayenne and it didn't sprinkle therefore it just poured out!! lol, but it was actually really nice with a bit of bite to it. this is definately a keeper, thanks for submitting. Foodlover1
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