Tuna in the oven

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 60m
  • Ready In : 1:15 h

Do you like tuna and want to prepare a quick, different and very tasty meal for the friends who came for dinner? Try this tuna recipe in the oven, your friends will love it…

Units: Metric (Units: US)


  • 350 grams (12 1/3 ounces) canned tuna
  • 800 grams (1 3/4 pounds) potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium onion
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • 100 ml (1/4 pint (118 ml)) whipping cream
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • For the béchamel sauce:
  • 200 ml (about 1 cup) milk
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. For the béchamel sauce:
    2. Place the butter in a saucepan and heat over low heat. When the butter start to melt, add the flour with a little milk and whisk until the flour is dissolved. Gradually add the rest of the milk, increase to medium heat and stir until a homogeneous and creamy mixture, about 10 minutes.

    Step 2

    1. Turn off the heat and season with a little salt, pepper and nutmeg. Mix the seasonings in the sauce and let cool. Béchamel sauce recipe.

    Step 3

    1. Cook the eggs in a saucepan with water. When the eggs are cooked, peel them and set aside.

    Step 4

    1. Peel and wash the potatoes. Cut them into fine sticks and fry in hot oil. When they are fried, place the potatoes in a dish with absorbent paper.

    Step 5

    1. Meanwhile, shred the tuna with a fork; set aside. Place the olive oil and the chopped onion in a saucepan and saute over low heat until the onion start to turn slightly golden. Add the tuna and season with pepper and nutmeg. Stir and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the potatoes, mix gently and cook more 2 to 3 minutes.

    Step 6

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).

    Step 7

    1. In a bowl, mix with a fork the béchamel, the cream and the chopped parsley.

    Step 8

    1. Place the tuna mixture on a baking dish and garnish with the eggs cut into round slices.Tuna in the oven | Food From Portugal Drizzle with the béchamel mixtureTuna in the oven | Food From Portugal and bake until golden, about 25 to 30 minutes.

    Step 9

    1. Turn off the oven and serve with salad.

Tuna in the oven | Food From Portugal

Tuna in the oven

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories: 596

Total Fat: 35 g(45%)

Saturated Fat: 10.5 g(51%)

Cholesterol: 141 mg(51%)

Sodium: 322 mg(14%)

Total Carbohydrate: 40 g(13%)

Protein: 32 g

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