This veggie Tuna Bake is a regular on the menu in our house, it is a dish that I know even the fussiest of eaters will consume.
I love that I can use whatever veggies I have in the house, I have made this with peas and spinach, pumpkin and sweet potato you name it I have used it. the trick is to make sure the veggies are blended or diced very finely so they are well hidden from little ones eyes haha.
1 Pack cooked as per instructions Spiral or Penne Pasta
1 grated zucchini
1 cup mashed cooked pumpkin or sweet potato
1 grated carrot
1 Large Tin Tuna
300g grated Cheese
2 Tablespoons White Flour
1 Tablespoon Butter
In a saucepan stir butter and flour together to make a paste. Add milk quickly and keep stirring until sauce thickens up, similar to a white sauce.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Once thickened, add 200 grams of grated cheese, setting aside the other 100grams for the topping.
Add the tuna, zucchini, pumpkin and carrot
Add the cooked pasta and stir though well
Add mixture to a greased baking dish
Defrost the spinach in the microwave and pop on the top of the pasta.
Add left over grated cheese across the top
Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes mins until the top is golden and crispy
Serve and enjoy!
Tip: Substitute the tuna for chicken if you are not a fan of tuna.