I feel like I can’t avoid writing about tuna mornay right now. I am making it A LOT. It is Pebble’s very favourite meal, especially when mixed with a little pasta or rice. I can make it in about seven minutes, and she eats it every time. What’s not to like?
My mum will dispute this, my siblings will support it: when I was a child there was a period of time where Tuesday night was Tuna Mornay night. It was the night that we had netball practice, and Tuna Mornay is quick, easy, nutritious and can be made in advance. Perfect! Except that I grew to hate that stuff pretty damn quick.
I’m still waiting for the day that Pebble turns around and says NO to Tuna Mornay, but for now I’ll be quite happy to tempt fate and keep it as a regular on the menu. Here’s my quickest, easiest and most toddler friendly version.
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon flour
1 cup milk
1 can corn kernels
1 cup grated cheese
1 large tin tuna
- Melt butter in a saucepan and whisk in the flour until combined. Cook, stirring for about a minute.
- Gradually stir in the milk until the sauce is thickened.
- Throw in grated cheese, corn kernels and tuna, stirring to combine and break up the tuna chunks. Season to taste.
Seriously, dinner couldn’t get any easier than this. You can bulk it out with extra veg, and serve it with rice or pasta. Or mashed potatoes if that’s the way you roll. Some people like to put breadcrumbs on top and toast it under the grill, but we keep things super simple around here.
What’s the winning dinner at your place right now?