Ah, good old tuna bake.
I originally learned this in high school and have since tweaked it to make TWO cheap and filling family meals that (usually) leaves leftovers – for $12.50.
- 500g Smart Buy Large Pasta 65c
- Coles brand Tuna Bake sauce $2.50
- 1 x 185g tin Tuna in olive oil $1.50
- 500g Frozen Broccoli and Cauliflower $2.15
Total = $6.80
Optional (but worth it);
- 250g Coles Smart Buy tasty cheese $4.00
- Breadcrumbs $1.70
Sadly, my husband hates tuna but that’s ok – more for us!
Liz’s Cheap Tuna Bake
- 3c pasta
- 2c frozen broccoli & cauliflower
- 1/2 jar Coles Tuna Bake sauce
- 1/2 185g tin Tuna in olive oil
- Optional; cheese, breadcrumbs
Insanely Easy Method;
- Prepare pasta and broccoli/cauliflower in boiling water until cooked through and drain.
- Place pasta and veggies in oven proof dish. Mix in tuna and sauce. (Only use half the tuna and keep the rest in a sealed container to get 2 bakes out of this shopping list.)
- If using cheese and breadcrumbs, grate cheese over the mixture and sprinkle with breadcrumbs to give it that golden crunch.
- Place in an oven pre-heated to 180 degrees Celcius and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes.
- Serve immediately and refrigerate leftovers in a sealed leak proof container. Left overs best eaten the next day.
So that’s it! Two entire tuna bakes for $12.50 is not a bad deal when looking to save some pennies while putting a filling meal on the table.