Tuna casserole

Aloitetaan viikko erittäin arkisella, mutta maukkaalla reseptillä. Tämä tonnikalapasta valmistuu uunivuoassa suhteellisen helposti. Jos sinulla olisi jakaa minulle oma suosikki tonnikalapasta-reseptisi niin arvostaisin sitä. Meillä nimittäin tytöt tykkäävät tonnikalasta, mutta itse en ole siitä aiemmin valmistanut pastaruokia.

I know it may sound a bit unsavoury ( and in all honesty does not picture that well either) but it´s really quite good. My husband has a very strong dislike of  canned tuna so we very rarely eat it. But my kids friend´s mom makes tuna pasta that they absolutely love. So I have decided to give it a go as even if 3 out of 4 eat the dinner I cooked I´m quite fine with that. I found a recipe on Martha Stewart that sounded easy enough and with only a few minor adjustments I think it is a recipe worth sharing. You can find the recipe here ( with a video). My little additions and changes were as follows…

I added 1 dl ( about 1/2 cup) of grated parmesan cheese and some chopped fresh dill in to the pasta & tuna mixture before crusting it and putting it in the oven. And I swopped the chicken stock for veg stock. I did not have panko on hand either so I just used regular bread crumbs ( korppujauho in Finnish). But those changes are completely up to ones taste. I sautéed the onion right in my Le Creuset pan and did the sauce in there so I skipped one more cleaning process along the way too ( yay for less dishes). And I used big whole wheat elbow macaronis ( I think these are called rigatoni) instead of those smaller ones.






If you are looking for a simple dish to add to your repertoire then try this once and let me know if you and your family liked it! And please feel free to share your best tuna pasta recipes as I aim to please those little girls palates.

Have a great Monday and a good week ahead!

Hyvää maanantaita ja erinomaista tulevaa viikkoa!


p.s. You can find canned tuna that has been pole or line caught and thus should not harm dolphins, sharks, turtles or other species and limits overfishing. Sustainable fishing is a key word you want to look for. The brand I use is called Pan do Mar.


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