Tuna and Potato Pie
Looking for a family comfort food which goes the distance? The combination of protein, vegetables, carbohydrates and fats helps this meal to cover all bases. The filling is mornay-like and could easily be paired with rice or pasta. This dish may not be pretty when served up but certainly is delicious (especially mopped up with fresh crusty bread!) This pie will firm up upon cooling. If you want a firmer filling make this recipe in advance, cool in the fridge and simply reheat before serving. Consider using the pastry from the Egg and Bacon Pie to create individual pies with a pastry base. If you'd prefer a lower carbohydrate option top the pie with the Cauliflower Mash from the Healthy New Year Issue. Scroll down beneath the recipe for the breakdown of costs.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "This is a cheap tasty meal to make on the weekend and reheat for a quick dinner after work during the week (when you don't feel like cooking!) It's also a great way to use up aging potatoes, and a good alternative to one of our staples - tuna patties!" - Nadia
No: Egg / Nuts
Contains: Gluten / Dairy
*Variations: Can be made without Gluten
Preparation Time 40 minutes
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Can be frozen
- onion - 1, peeled and quartered
- garlic clove - 1, peeled
- butter - 25g, or oil
- carrot - 1, small, diced
- celery - 2, sticks, diced
- peas - 100g
- corn - 100g, kernels
- plain flour - 40g, (*can use GF)
- milk - 200g
- cream - 200g, thickened
- tuna - 425g, tin, drained
- cheese - 100g, grated
- salt - to season
- pepper - to season
- potatoes - 600g, peeled and small cubes
- water - 800g, hot
- butter - 20g, optional
- salt - pinch, optional
- To save time, you may wish to cook your mashed potato on the stove whilst preparing your tuna in your thermo mixer. If you wish to use your thermo mixer, see Step 9.
- Add onion (1) and garlic (1) to bowl. Speed 7 / 5 seconds.
- Add butter (25g), carrot (1) and celery (2). Program 5 minutes / 110C* / Speed 2.
- Add flour (40g), milk (200g) and cream (200g). Program 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 2.
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Add drained tuna (425g) and cheese (100g) and season well with salt and pepper. Speed 3 / 5 seconds.
- Add peas (100g) and corn kernels (100g) to sauce and combine with a spatula.
- Pour into casserole dish. At this point you may wish to allow the sauce to sit and thicken whilst you prepare your mash potato.
- Clean bowl out and add water (800g) to bowl. Insert the internal steaming basket and place diced potatoes (600g) in there. Program 25 minutes / 100C / Speed 2.
- Once your potatoes are cooked, remove them from the bowl and place into a large bowl. Add butter (20g) and a pinch of salt (optional). Mash until smooth.
- Top pie with mashed potato and bake for 30 minutes until piping hot and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly before serving.