Tuna pasta gratin in the oven

2013-01-03
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 1:05 h
  • Ready In : 1:15 h

 
Want to prepare a quick and delicious dinner for your family? Nothing like cooking this tuna pasta gratin in the oven with béchamel sauce, cream and grated cheese. Bon appetit!!!

Units: Metric (Units: US)

Ingredients

  • 250 grams (8 3/4 ounces) elbow pasta
  • 350 grams (12 1/3 ounces) canned tuna
  • 200 ml (1/2 pint (236 ml)) whipping cream
  • 125 grams (4 1/2 ounces) grated cheese
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion to cook the pasta
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 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)

    Directions

    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 pasta in a saucepan with water seasoned with a little salt and a peeled onion. When the pasta is cooked, drain it and set aside.

    Step 4


    1. Meanwhile, place the olive oil, chopped onion and the chopped garlic in a saucepan and saute over low heat until the onion start to turn slightly golden, stirring occasionally. Add the tuna and season with a little pepper. Stir and cook over low heat about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the pasta to the pan and mix in the tuna.

    Step 5


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

    Step 6


    1. In a bowl, combine the cream, the béchamel and the nutmeg. Place the pasta and the tuna on a baking dishTuna pasta gratin in the oven | Food From Portugal and drizzle with the béchamel and cream mixture. Sprinkle with grated cheeseTuna pasta gratin in the oven | Food From Portugal and bake until golden brown, about 35 to 40 minutes.

    Step 7


    1. Turn off the oven and serve.

Tuna pasta gratin in the oven | Food From Portugal

Tuna pasta gratin in the oven

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories: 789


Total Fat: 49 g(63%)

Saturated Fat: 21.5 g(106%)

Cholesterol: 170 mg(57%)

Sodium: 346 mg(15%)

Total Carbohydrate: 46.5 g(17%)

Protein: 41.5 g

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