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Healthy Tuna Bake Recipe for the Family

healthy tuna bake recipe

Love a good tuna bake? You’ll definitely love this tuna bake recipe that’s a modern take on a true classic.

This a much healthier version of your old favourite. It’s much lighter and doesn’t sit in your belly all night long. If you are gluten intolerant or on a gluten free diet change the pasta to a gluten free one – easy!

The kids will love this healthy tune bake recipe and they will have no idea that its good for them and full of vegetables!

Healthy Tuna Bake Recipe for the Family

Ingredients for healthy tuna bake

  • 1 1/2 cup whole meal pasta elbows
  • One whole cauliflower boiled (medium sized)
  • 1 cup of chopped gherkins
  • 200g tin corn kernel
  • 1/2 grated cheese
  • Splash of milk
  • Heaped table spoon of Dijon mustard
  • 250g light ricotta
  • 2 Teaspoon of crushed garlic
  • Some fresh thyme off the stalk (tablespoon)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tablespoon of parmesan
  • 450g tinned tuna
  • Cup of chopped baby spinach

Method for health tuna bake

Step 1. Blend the cooked cauliflower until smooth add milk, 1/4 grated cheese, mustard, salt and pepper and one teaspoon of garlic.

Step 2. Mix through until cheese is melted.

Step 3. Add the gherkin, corn,tuna to the cauliflower mixture.

Step 4. Time to add the cooked pasta to the mixture. Mix through. With the chopped spinach.

Step 5. Put the mixture into a baking tray and spread out.

Step 6. In a separate bowl add the rest of the garlic & thyme to the ricotta and give a mix. Spread out on top of the tuna mixture. Sprinkle the Parmesan and rest of grated cheese.

Step 7. Put in the oven on 180C for 20 minutes.

More main meal recipe ideas

This recipe by Kate (Little People, Big Tummies) “I try to do new and interesting things for the kid’s school lunches as I was sick of them coming home with their lunch boxes untouched. I know by talking to other parents I am not alone, which is why I started Little People, Big Tummies . My girls and I often cook together as I think it’s a great way to get them interested in healthy eating and trying new things. Not to mention teaching them how to cook which is a great skill to have!” To see all of Kate’s recipes, click here.


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