Tuna Macaroni Bake

Tuna macaroni bake. This is a simple, tasty and low cost family dish for four, and one that definitely fits into my favourite category of low cost, quick healthy meals!

Tuna macaroni bake. This is a simple, tasty, low cost, relatively healthy family dish for four, and one that definitely fits into my favourite category of low cost, quick healthy meals!

I put this tuna macaroni bake together, as I was asked to talk to a group of people at my work, see home-made granola, about healthy eating, and to demonstrate that healthy food does not have to be expensive!

Indeed, in many cases a cheaper diet is a healthier diet, because spending less on food is really about returning to the basics.

Those basics being fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy produce, lentils, beans, starchy foods like wholemeal pasta, wholegrain rice, home baked wholemeal breads, and a small amount of red meat and lean meats such as turkey, chicken and fish too.

And that’s exactly what I’m doing here with this tuna macaroni bake. 🙂

Returning to the basics means wholesome home cooking from scratch avoiding those packaged highly processed and refined foods that are termed as “convenience foods” shoved in our faces by the large supermarkets and advertisers.

I bought all of the ingredients for this tuna macaroni bake from my local Asda, and in many cases their own brands.

The total cost (at the date and time I am writing this) was £6.73. This tuna macaroni bake recipe makes 4 portions.

So even if you had none of these ingredients in your kitchen cupboards, having to buy everything, each portion would cost £1.68. Plus, as you are not using up all of the ingredients you’ve purchased, they can be used to make this again, or for some of my other recipes too!

Tuna macaroni bake. This is a simple, tasty, low cost, relatively healthy family dish for four, and one that definitely fits into my favourite category of low cost, quick healthy meals!

Cut the tuna macaroni bake into 4 portions once it has cooled and freeze any portions not required.

It’s perfect for re-heating in the microwave once defrosted next time it’s required.

Tuna macaroni bake. This is a simple, tasty, low cost, relatively healthy family dish for four, and one that definitely fits into my favourite category of low cost, quick healthy meals!

I recommend serving this with a healthy low cost salad.

A simple one we love is of  lettuce, cucumber, spring onions and tomato.

Tuna macaroni bake. This is a simple, tasty, low cost, relatively healthy family dish for four, and one that definitely fits into my favourite category of low cost, quick healthy meals!
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Tuna Macaroni Bake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Tuna macaroni bake. This is a simple, tasty and low cost family dish for four.

Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 361 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 175 g macaroni
  • 300 ml skimmed milk
  • 15 g corn flour mixed with 2 tbsp. cold water
  • 185 g can of tuna in spring water drained
  • 120 g frozen peas
  • 75 g low fat grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180Fan.
  2. Cook the macaroni in boiling, salter water for about 8 minutes until slightly tender and then drain.
  3. Whilst the macaroni is cooking add the milk and corn flour mixture into a medium sized saucepan. Bring the mixture to the boil, then turn it down to simmer whilst you stir it constantly with a wooden spoon to make a white sauce.
  4. Once the sauce has thickened add the drained macaroni, tuna and peas and combine well together.
  5. Pour the contents of the saucepan into an oven proof dish, sprinkle with the cheese and place onto the middle shelf of your oven.
  6. Bake for approximately 15 – 20 minutes until the cheese has browned slightly and is bubbling.

Nutrition Facts
Tuna Macaroni Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.1g 16%
Saturated Fat 5.3g 27%
Cholesterol 43.3mg 14%
Sodium 302.5mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 43.5g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 23.4g 47%
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 24%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tuna macaroni bake. This is a simple, tasty, low cost, relatively healthy family dish for four, and one that definitely fits into the favourite category of low cost, quick healthy meals!

Well I really hope you enjoy this tuna macaroni bake recipe as much as Lady Lynne and I do!

My Commonwealth Games volunteering has now come to an end.

If you’ve been following me and my updates about that in the previous 2 recipe postings, the Indian scrambled eggs one and the cherry bakewell muffins then I’ll have a final update in the new halloumi and beetroot salad recipe next week!

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  1. I grew up eating this. My mother liked making this.

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