Give this meatless Monday dish a go. Imagine tuna and sweetcorn combined with pasta and cheese sauce then baked…mmm. Hub isn’t a huge fan of tuna, but I still made a whole dish and froze the rest! I love this bake because it’s a classic pantry dish(you’ll have all the ingredients at home!). Replace tuna with bits of smoked haddock and use the poaching milk to make the sauce, yum! If this is not quite what you are looking for, try cauliflower mac ‘n cheese or MOG mac ‘n cheese . Planned on photographing this dish earlier, but was so hungry I forgot! HA HA! So below this is my half eaten pasta bake…
You will need:
1 heaped cup macaroni, cooked in salted water until al dente
50 g butter
50 ml cake flour
500 ml milk
125 ml grated cheddar
handful of chopped parsely
salt and pepper
1 small onion, chopped
250 ml/ 1 cup sweetcorn
1 tin of tuna in brine, drained
125 ml grated cheese
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
To make the sauce, prepare a roux with the butter and flour, then add the milk and whisk continously over high heat until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese, seasoning and parsley.
Heat a small frying pan with a little oil, saute the onions until soft then stir in the sweetcorn and heat through. Remove from the heat and add the tuna.
Combine the cooked and rinsed pasta, cheese sauce and tuna mixture and spoon into a greased medium baking dish. Top with more grated cheese and bake for +- 20 minutes or until golden on the surface.
Serve with a simple green salad.
Here’s to a new week of eating healthy and trying to go to gym 3 times. It is much needed after taking my brother out for dinner for the first time after being in bed 5 months! He can finally walk with 1 crutch and has use of his right hand again, so he was in high spirits and the first meal he wanted was chilli poppers. First option was Panchos, but was fully booked(good on them), so we went to Fat cactus in Mowbray. Lets just say, we ate our selves into a stupor! Go Mr D, it’s great to have you back! I am so proud to have him as my big bro!
Time to make some java and watch what is left of the 8 ‘o clock movie!