Creamy Tuna Broccoli Mornay

Creamy Tuna Broccoli Mornay

Whenever Mum said we were having this for dinner, I was stoked πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. One of my childhood favourites. I was one of five children, so always a great dinner recipe to feed a crowd πŸ€ͺ
Freezes well too!!!

Serves 6

Ingredients:
400g dried pasta, I used elbow pasta
4 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
5 tablespoons plain flour
4 cups full cream milk
1 teaspoon powdered vegetable stock
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
400g canned corn, drained
425g tinned tuna in oil, drained
2 cups broccoli florets & stems, roughly chopped
1 cup tasty cheese, grated

Breadcrumb topping (optional)
30g butter, melted
2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. For the breadcrumb topping, mix all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

3. Place a large pot of water onto boil. Once boiling, add the dried pasta and cook for approximately 8 minutes, it can be a little underdone (as it will cook in the oven). Drain, run through some cold water and set aside.

4. Using the same empty pot from the pasta, place it onto medium heat. Add the butter and let it melt. Add the minced garlic and whisk into the butter. Then add the flour and continually whisk for approx. 2-3 minutes to cook off the flour. Add about one cup of milk to the pot and whisk continually for 1 minute, until it really thickens up. Then gradually add the rest of the milk over 5-8 minutes, whisking in between additions (you don’t want the bottom of the pot to burn, so the whisking is important). Then add the vegetable stock, onion powder, Dijon mustard and grated parmesan. Whisk until all incorporated. Turn off the heat.

5. To the creamy white sauce, add the tuna, corn, broccoli and cooked pasta. Combine well. Pour the tuna/pasta mix into a large rectangular baking dish. Top with the tasty cheese and then finish off br sprinkli

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