Tuna pie with potato topping

This delicious pie recipe uses just two tins of tuna and veggies to feed a family. The potato and tomato topping is a little different from the typical pie toppings and much healthier than pastry.

Ready in

1 hour 30 mins

Serving size

Serves 4 – 6


  • 5-6 medium potatoes in the skin
  • ½ tsp (2,5 ml) salt
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 4 baby marrows, chopped
  • 2 x 170 g tins tuna in brine, drained
  • 5 tbsp (75 ml) mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) low-fat milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) paprika or to taste
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • lemon juice and black pepper to taste
  • 4 spinach leaves, cut into thick strips
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) grated cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  2. Boil potatoes in water with the salt, until cooked.
  3. Peel and mash 2 of the potatoes. Chop 1 tomato and mix with the mashed potato. Add onion, garlic, celery, baby marrows, tuna, mayonnaise and milk.
  4. Season with parsley, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and pepper.
  5. Spoon into an oven dish and layer the spinach on top.
  6. Slice the rest of the potatoes and tomatoes in thin slices and pack on top.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 30 minutes or until the veggies are golden on top.
  8. Serve with a salad of your choice.


  1. Use 300 g leftover white fish or chicken instead of the tuna.

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

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