Tuna potato bake


Amid the vibrant world of health-centric foods, there’s a particular joy in discovering dishes that are as nourishing as they are delectable. Our Tuna potato bake is a shining testament to that sentiment. This dish offers a robust symphony of flavors that will have your taste buds dancing and your body thanking you. Here’s how you can whip up this delightful meal.

Essential Components (For 4 servings)

  • Potatoes: 4 large ones (approximately 1.8kg)
  • Tuna in brine: 2 cans (450g)
  • Onions: 2 (450g)
  • Garlic: 1 clove (3g)
  • Low-fat cheddar cheese: 2 cups (200g)
  • Skimmed milk: 2 cups (500ml)
  • Olive oil: 3 tablespoons (45ml)
  • Salt and pepper: As per your taste preference

Time Commitment
You’ll need about 1 hour and 15 minutes from start to finish.

Nutrition Scoop (Per Serving) for Tuna potato bake

  • Calories: 550 kcal
  • Protein: 42g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Sodium: 700mg
  • Fiber: 7g

Step-by-step Guide for making Tuna potato bake

  1. Warm up your oven, setting it to 200C (or 180C if it’s fan-forced).
  2. Delicately peel the potatoes and slice them into thin discs.
  3. Take out the liquid from the tuna cans and keep the tuna handy.
  4. Give the onions and garlic a fine chop.
  5. Using a pan, warm the olive oil and sauté the onions and garlic until they achieve a tender consistency.
  6. Introduce the tuna to this pan, giving it a thorough mix.
  7. Take a separate vessel, and combine the skimmed milk and half of the cheddar cheese.
  8. Initiate the assembly by layering the potato slices and the tuna-onion medley in a baking dish. Ensure you start and conclude with the potato layers.
  9. Drizzle the milk-cheese blend over this assembly, ensuring every layer gets its share.
  10. Crown it with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  11. Commit it to the oven for 45 minutes. The goal is soft potatoes with a beautifully golden-browned top.

Chef’s Notes

  • To achieve an extra touch of crunch on the top, consider broiling the bake for another 2-3 minutes post the baking time.
  • Introduce peas or carrot bits for an added nutrition punch and color.

Plating the Masterpiece

Lay the Tuna potato bake on your plate while it’s still warm, straight out of the oven. A fresh salad or some steamed veggies on the side will elevate the dish to a full meal. Every bite is not just an indulgence in taste but also a nod to a healthy lifestyle.

In the realm of mindful eating, it’s gems like the Tuna potato bake that bridge the gap between flavor and nutrition. Relish in its taste and let it inspire you on your journey to health and well-being.

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