How to make a tuna quick bake

This delicious dinner will be ready in no time and the recipe is easy to follow

Written by spunout


About this recipe

  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Utensils needed: Casserole dish


  • 2 cans of tuna in brine/ drained (198g)
  • 1 onion, chopped 
  • 1oz/25g margarine
  • 1oz/25g flour
  • 3/4 pt/425ml milk
  • pinch of salt if desired
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce 
  • 1oz margarine
  • 225g fresh brown breadcrumbs (6 slices)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4.
  2. First, make your parsley sauce by melting the margarine in a saucepan.
  3. Add the flour and cook over a low heat for one minute, stirring all the time.
  4. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  5. Add the milk, salt and pepper stirring all the time.
  6. Return to the heat and bring to the boil. Keep stirring.
  7. Reduce heat and cook slowly for five minutes, then add 1-2 teaspoons of finely chopped parsley two minutes before the end of the cooking time.
  8. Rinse the tuna under cold water to reduce salt. Flake the tuna and mix together with the onion, parsley sauce, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  9. Pour some of the fish sauce into a casserole dish. Add a layer of breadcrumbs, followed by a layer of sauce.
  10. Continue layering in this way until all the ingredients have been used up. 
  11. Finish with a layer of breadcrumbs on the top, dot the surface with the margarine and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  12. Serve immediately.

Recipes are from 101 Square Meals by and MABS.

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