Modern Tuna Casserole

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

35 min

Serves

4

Modern Tuna Casserole

(Photo: Carmen Cheung)

Harissa spice adds a modern flavour to a crowd-favourite tuna casserole.


Ingredients

  • 4 cups mafalda Pasta
  • 2 170 g cans chunk light tuna , packed in oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 anchovy fillets , chopped
  • 3 tbsp capers , drained and chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp harissa spice blend
  • 1 cup finely grated parmesan , divided
  • 2/3 cup chopped parsley , divided

Instructions

1. Position rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 400F. Spray an 8 × 8-in. baking dish with oil.

2. Cook noodles according to package directions, then drain.

3. Drain tuna, reserving 3 tbsp oil. Heat a large frying pan over medium. Add reserved oil, then flour. Stir and cook until flour bubbles and forms a paste, 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk and stir until thickened, 3 to 5 min. Stir in anchovies, capers, lemon juice and harissa, then noodles. Stir in tuna, 1/2 cup parmesan and half of parsley. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan.

4. Bake until top is golden, 12 to 15 min. Sprinkle with remaining parsley just before serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 506,
  • Protein
  • 36 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58 g,
  • Fat
  • 13 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 745 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • B12, thiamin, riboflavin and folate

Kitchen Tips
If you prefer individual servings, divide noodle mixture among 4 ramekins before sprinkling with remaining parmesan.

Mafalda pasta is also known as “mini lasagna” because of its resemblance. Substitute with farfalle or fusilli if you can’t find it.

If you don’t have harissa paste, 1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes makes a good substitution.