Tuna casserole is a tremendously frugal meal — you can feed up to four people for less than $10! But frugal doesn’t have to mean boring and bland, and this recipe has great flavour.
You can substitute the tuna for another fish, if you prefer. I like bulking this up with cooked pasta (and occasionally use brown rice) and then serving it with a salad. It makes for a cheap and healthy family meal.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 brown onion, diced finely
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1/3 cup cheese, grated, plus extra for topping
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 425g tuna in springwater, drained and flaked
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Melt butter in frying pan, add onion and fry for approximately 3 minutes until soft. Add flour and constantly stir until mixed in.
- Slowly add milk and cream, stirring until mixture thickens. Stir in cheese, broccoli florets, tuna, Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix well until heated through, then top with grated cheese before serving.
- Serve with a salad and pasta or rice.