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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday: Lower calorie tuna pasta bake

I haven't done a TMTT post before but now were doing more cooking these days, I have more food to photograph so that I can actually make a post. So without further ado, here is my first ever TMTT post....a lower calorie tuna pasta bake....which is really yummy.

  • 200g can of tuna
  • 200g uncooked pasta
  • 1/4tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 100g very low fat garlic and herb Philadelphia soft cheese
  • 1pink skimmed milk
  • 2tbs light margerine
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • 1tsp French mustard
  • 60g reduced fat Cheddar cheese, or similar (grated)

  • Add 200g pasta to boiling water and cook for 10 minutes
  • In a separate pan, add the butter and melt over a low heat
  • Slowly add the rest of the milk
  • Add the flour to the butter along with a drop of the milk and stir until smooth
  • Add the parsley, pepper and mustard and cook until thickened
  • Add the soft cheese to the milk sauce
  • When the pasta is cooked, drain it and our it into an oven dish
  • Sprinkle the drained tuna over the pasta and pour the cheesy sauce over the pasta
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top
  • Cook in a pre-heated fan oven at 160C for 20 minutes or a standard oven at 180C for 20 minutes
  • Enjoy!


Michelle said...

Looks good, but I don't know how I can get past the Tuna Casserole part. LOL

Brenda said...

That looks really yummy. I don't make a lot of tuna casserole, but I think we would like this one.

Shana said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks so much!

jsprik said...

hhmmm... i just made tuna casserole the other day, this is nothing like mine...i think i'm going to have to try this!! i don't do grams and such so well, is this one bag of pasta and one can of tuna??? and one regular "block" (8 ounces) of cream cheese??? thnx!!!

The Blog Makeover Girl said... you guys call a casserole something different LOL. This is a pasta bake...which is not a casserole. I wonder :) Anyway onto the measures, I never thought to include the imperial measurements as well but I will next time. jsprik as a rough guide 1 ounce is about 25g, so 100g is approx 4 you need half that block of cream cheese and one 7-8 ounce can of tuna. I'll try and remember to add this next time!

shopannies said...

one of our favorite dishes is pasta and tuna

Lisa said...

Hi Louise. So glad you joined us for TMTT, today. I am a fan of Tuna Casseroles and this one looks great.

darnold23 said...

I would love for you to link up to Crock Pot Wednesday at Mister Linky is ready for your favorite slow cooker recipe. Come check it out. Thanks. Debbie

Ave said...

I have something for you on my blog ;)

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