Tuna Pasta Bake

If you do not know what to eat for dinner. Here is a simple recipe which I bake for dinner last nite. Quick and easy to prepare.

300g dried macaroni pasta
40g butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
2 cups reduced-fat milk
3/4 cup grated pizza cheese/ Coby Cheddar Cheese *
425g can tuna in springwater, drained, flaked

Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Lightly grease an 8 cup-capacity ovenproof dish. Cook pasta in a medium saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet directions, until tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Return pasta to pan.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until bubbling. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in milk until combined. Return to heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until sauce boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese. Season with pepper.

Add to pasta with tuna and reserved cooking liquid. Toss to combine. Spoon mixture into prepared dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Serve.

Note- 1.  Coby Cheddar Cheese or pizza  is a kind  of cheese that will melt in the oven and when cooked like a pizza.
2. Tuna may be substitute with chicken if so desired.

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