Tuna and Cheese Casserole Recipe

Tuna and Cheese Casserole Recipes

Ingredients :

175 g green noodles

boiling salted water

50 g butter or margarine

50 g onion, peeled and chopped

25 g plain flour

275 ml warm milk

75 g sage Derby cheese, grated

200 g tuna, drained, flaked

1 rounded tsp finely grated lemon peel

1 tbsp lemon juice

seasoning to taste

25 g ground almonds

2 rounded tbsp lightly toasted breadcrumbs

Method :

Cook noodles in boiling salted water for about 10-12 minutes or until tender but still firm. Drain. Melt 25 g butter or margarine in a saucepan. Add onion and fry gently until soft but still pale in color. Stir in flour and cook a further 1/2 minute. Gradually blend in milk. Cook over a low heat, stirring, until sauce bubbles and thickens. Mix in cheese. Continue to stir until melted. Remove from heat. Add flaked tuna, lemon peel, lemon juice, drained noodles and seasoning to taste. Transfer smoothly to a 1 liter greased heatproof casserole dish. Sprinkle with almonds and breadcrumbs. Melt rest of butter or margarine and sprinkle over the top. Reheat and brown for 15 minutes in oven 425F, Gas 7. Serve straight away.

An easy winner of a casserole. Try it with a salad of tomatoes, red peppers and sliced radishes, tossed in French dressing.

Serves 4 - 6

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