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Tuna and spinach mac 'n' cheese

  • 0:15 Prep
  • 0:15 Cook
  • 4 Servings


  • 3 cups dried wagon wheel pasta
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 small bunch broccolini, cut into 2cm lengths
  • 25g butter, chopped
  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 cups milk, warmed
  • 425g can tuna in springwater, drained, flaked
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 60g baby spinach
  • 1 cup grated tasty cheese


  • 1
    Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet directions, adding peas and broccolini for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain. Return pasta, peas and broccolini to pan.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add our. Cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture bubbles. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  • 3
    Stir in tuna, lemon juice, spinach and 1/2 cup cheese. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until heated through. Add tuna mixture to pasta mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • 4
    Preheat grill on high. Grease four 1 1/2-cup-capacity ovenproof dishes. Place on a large baking tray. Spoon pasta mixture into prepared dishes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Serve.

Source: taste.com.au


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