Tuna and potato layer
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
With a few stock-cupboard ingredients, this cheap and simple tuna recipe makes a delicious warming supper which the whole family will love.
- 500g (1lb 2oz) new or salad potatoes, scrubbed and thinly sliced
- 1 packet savoury white sauce mix
- 300ml (10½ fl oz) milk
- 2 x 200g tins tuna in brine, drained
- 195g tin sweetcorn, drained and rinsed
- 1tbsp freshly chopped parsley
- 75g (3oz) Cheddar cheese, grated
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- Place the new potatoes in a pan of lightly salted boiling water. Cover and simmer for 10 mins or until tender. Drain and allow to cool slightly.
- Meanwhile, make the sauce with the milk according to pack instructions. Stir in the tuna, sweetcorn and parsley and cook over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until piping hot.
- Place half the potatoes on the base of a heatproof serving dish. Pour over the tuna mixture. Place the remaining potatoes on top.
- Sprinkle over the cheese and place under a preheated grill for 2-3 mins or until golden brown. Serve with a green salad.
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Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 365(kcal)
- Fat 9.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.