Tuna bake

This is so easy that you can get the kids to help.

Ready in

1 hour 15 mins

Serving size

Serves 4


  • 4 slices brown or wholewheat bread
  • 1 cup (250 ml) low-fat milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 x 170 g tins tuna in brine, drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeds removed and chopped
  • ½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped fresh parsley
  • lemon juice and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) paprika or to taste
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) grated cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  2. Soak bread in milk until soft and mash with a fork.
  3. Mix bread and milk with eggs, tuna, onion, green pepper and salt.
  4. Season with parsley, lemon juice, pepper and half the paprika.
  5. Spoon into an oven dish and sprinkle with cheese and remaining paprika.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and cooked.
  7. Serve immediately with a salad.


  1. Substitute the bread with 1-1 ½ cups of cooked brown rice and use as above. Leftover rice works well.

Tuna bake

This recipe is from Cooking from the heart, 1st edition

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