Tuna Sweetcorn Lasagne

Tuna sweetcorn lasagne is perfect for a delicious and comforting midweek family meal. This healthy red meat free alternative is a quick and easy way to satisfy the whole family with minimum cost and mostly store-cupboard ingredients.

Tuna sweetcorn lasagne is perfect for a delicious and comforting midweek family meal. This healthy red meat free alternative is a quick and easy way to satisfy the whole family with minimum cost and mostly store-cupboard ingredients.

Folks, I think you’ll agree with me that there’s just something about a pasta bake that makes everyone happy isn’t there?

I don’t know anyone in the pasta bake scheme of things who also doesn’t love a good lasagne either. Do you?

There’s so many meat based lasagnes to choose from or veggie one’s if you’re vegetarian.

So how about we swap the mince and the veggies for a fish based lasagne today, in the form of this tasty tuna sweetcorn lasagne?

Tuna sweetcorn lasagne is perfect for a delicious and comforting midweek family meal. This healthy red meat free alternative is a quick and easy way to satisfy the whole family with minimum cost and mostly store-cupboard ingredients.

Now, stay with me here folks. because this really is a fantastic recipe.

Yes, I was skeptical to begin with too. I though fish in a lasagne? Nah I’m not really sure about that but seriously. It works. It works really well!

This tuna sweetcorn lasagne has such a delicious rich tomato flavour, not to mention it’s topped with a tasty cheese sauce too and then finished with a cheese crust. What’s not to love about that?

Tuna sweetcorn lasagne is perfect for a delicious and comforting midweek family meal. This healthy red meat free alternative is a quick and easy way to satisfy the whole family with minimum cost and mostly store-cupboard ingredients.

Using canned tuna and other basic budget ingredients this tuna sweetcorn lasagne is so easy to make.

Plus yes, you can freeze this tuna lasagne too. That is if you have any leftover!

And you can be sure that you and your family are getting at least one of your recommended two fish portions per week.

Try this recipe as I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!

Tuna sweetcorn lasagne is perfect for a delicious and comforting midweek family meal. This healthy red meat free alternative is a quick and easy way to satisfy the whole family with minimum cost and mostly store-cupboard ingredients.

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This is the basic pasta dish I use. As you can see it’s relatively inexpensive and its perfect for pasta bake recipes.

For making the cheese sauce you’ll need a good hard wearing balloon whisk too. This is the one that I use which definitely won’t break the bank either!

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Tuna Sweetcorn Lasagne Recipe

I’ve made this recipe cater for 4 people and recommened either serving it with a green salad or some crusty bread. You could get 6 portions out of this recipe though, if perhaps you’re serving it as a light lunch rather than a dinner option.

I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂

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Tuna sweetcorn lasagne is perfect for a delicious and comforting midweek family meal. This healthy red meat free alternative is a quick and easy way to satisfy the whole family with minimum cost and mostly store-cupboard ingredients.
Tuna Sweetcorn Lasagne
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Tuna sweetcorn lasagne is perfect for a delicious and comforting midweek family meal. This healthy red meat free alternative is a quick and easy way to satisfy the whole family with minimum cost and mostly store-cupboard ingredients.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 470 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
For the cheese sauce:-
  • 300 ml skimmed milk
  • 20 g corn flour mixed with 2 tbsp. cold water
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 40 g low fat grated cheddar cheese
For the tuna sweetcorn filling: -
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 150 ml water
  • 160 g x 2 cans tuna in spring water drained
  • 80 g sweetcorn frozen
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil
  • 7 dried sheets of whole wheat lasagne
  • 80 g low fat grated cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C Fan
First make the cheese sauce:-
  1. Put the skimmed milk in a saucepan and add the corn flour paste mixture.

  2. Turn on the heat low and whisk, using a balloon whisk to create a white sauce. Season to taste.
  3. Then gradually add the grated cheese continually whisking it to make it into a creamy cheese sauce.
  4. Place to the side.
Second make the tuna sweetcorn filling: -
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan then add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft, about 4 to 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in the can of tomatoes, tomato puree, corn flour and water. Allow to simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and gently stir in the tuna, sweetcorn, pepper and basil.
  4. Pour half of the tuna tomato mixture into a shallow ovenproof dish and then top with half of the lasagne sheets. Repeat this process with the other half of sauce and lasagne sheets.
  5. Re-heat and whisk the cheese sauce just so it has a pouring consistency if it has been allowed to cool, then pour it over the top of the lasagne layers and sprinkle it with the grated cheese.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes until the cheese is brown and bubbly.

  7. Allow to cool before serving and then serve with a green salad or crusty bread.

Nutrition Facts
Tuna Sweetcorn Lasagne
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 139
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.4g 24%
Saturated Fat 6.6g 33%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.8g
Cholesterol 48.1mg 16%
Sodium 305.4mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 54.9g 18%
Dietary Fiber 6.4g 26%
Sugars 9.1g
Protein 26.1g 52%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 37%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tuna sweetcorn lasagne is perfect for a delicious and comforting midweek family meal. This healthy red meat free alternative is a quick and easy way to satisfy the whole family with minimum cost and mostly store-cupboard ingredients.

If you’re looking for other delicious and easy budget family pasta bakes to try then I’m sure you’ll love my Green Lentil Lasagne or my equally popular Tuna Macaroni Bake recipe.

Back to this week though, on Thursday that new Zingy Lemon Smoothie recipe I promised you in last Thursday’s No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake recipe.

Catch you Thursday! 🙂

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Comments

  1. I completely agree with you about pasta bakes, Neil! They’re such a classic comfort food, and they’re quite versatile, too, when it comes to add-ins. Plus, I know I always get excited when we make a pasta bake for dinner! I must admit that I’ve never used tuna in a pasta bake, though…but I bet it would be delicious. This would make for an easy and tasty weeknight meal!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      We always get excited when I’ve a pasta bake on the go here too for our dinner David. In fact you can tell when one is on the go as Lynne is all about deciding if it’s crusty bread that’s going with it, or a green salad. I leave that bit to her! 😉

  2. I’d go for it! What a fun idea to include tuna in lasagna!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Yay! Glad you like it Rebecca. It’s a bit of a change from your normal red meat lasagne but I think you would love it! 😀

  3. I am so inspired by your healthy shares Neil. I love tuna and what an amazing idea to add it in lasagna! Wonderful recipe once again!

  4. Neil, THIS is pretty darn genius! I don’t think I’ve ever had or thought of a Tuna sweetcorn lasagne! When we were younger, my mom would give us a tuna and pasta bake but it didn’t involve cheese nor did it involve any sort of layers! This would be delicious and comforting to dig into!
    I was on vacay last week and saw that blueberry cheesecake on INSTA but didn’t get a chance to check out your post so that’s where I’m heading now! Thanks so much for this recipe – it’s fantastic!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks for those amazing comments Shashi! 🙂

      When I thought up this dish I really didn’t know if it would work out, I had an inkling it would, but I wasn’t sure. I’m so pleased with the outcome of the actual bake and also so pleased with how people are reacting to it! 😀

  5. Real talk – Neil, you just blew my mind. I’ve never heard of tuna sweetcorn lasagne before and it looks incredible! I’m skipping carbs at the moment but allowing myself a cheat day approx every 2 weeks. You better believe THIS recipe is on the docket for the next cheat day!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Christina! If you’re skipping the carbs and still wanted to try this recipe, it’s possible to substitute the lasagne layers for layers of rolled out leeks instead!

      I know if sounds crazy, but it actually does work! 😀

  6. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    I’m not sure why you were sceptical about adding fish in pasta. I’ve paired it many times (most often, with salmon but with tuna too), and it’s always delicious. Well they say the combo of pasta with both cheese and fish isn’t the perfect match, but I don’t care as my taste buds like it!:) Very well done, Neil!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I think it was just the fact the a lasagne is traditionally a red meat dish Ben, or made with a veggie filling if vegetarian. But you’re right. My taste buds absolutely love this too. And want more Thanks for you comment and rating! 🙂

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