Tuna with spaghetti in the oven

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 1:10 h
  • Ready In : 1:20 h
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If you have few ideas for dinner, we suggest this simple and tasty recipe of spaghetti with tuna in the oven! With a little imagination you can turn a recipe like this in a delicious dinner.

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  • 350 grams (12 1/3 ounces) canned tuna
  • 250 grams (8 3/4 ounces) spaghetti
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 125 grams (4 1/2 ounces) grated cheese
  • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 small onion to cook the pasta
  • Coriander (to taste)
  • 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)


    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 spaghetti in a saucepan with water seasoned with a little salt and a small onion. Turn off the heat, drain the spaghetti and set aside.

    Step 4

    1. Meanwhile, shred the tuna with a fork and set aside.

    Step 5

    1. Place the olive oil, chopped onion and the peeled tomatoes cut into small pieces in a saucepan and cook over low heat until the tomato start to break down, stirring occasionally. Add the tuna, season with a little pepper and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, combine together the chopped coriander, the spaghetti, the béchamel sauce and the grated cheese. Turn off the heat, pour the mixture onto a baking dish and brush with beaten egg yolk.Tuna with spaghetti in the oven | Food From Portugal

    Step 6

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

    Step 7

    1. Bake until golden, about 30 to 35 minutes.

    Step 8

    1. Turn off the oven and serve.

Tuna with spaghetti in the oven | Food From Portugal

Tuna with spaghetti in the oven

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories: 673

Total Fat: 34.5 g(44%)

Saturated Fat: 12 g(60%)

Cholesterol: 166 mg(55%)

Sodium: 295 mg(13%)

Total Carbohydrate: 49.5 g(18%)

Protein: 41.5 g

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