Well, we’ve gone from a great week to a not-so-great week. Half-term was brilliant, with exciting trips to our friends in Devon, a visit to Bath and then a trip home to my parents. When we came back we had a day to get ourselves organised before school although I then came down with a nasty cold and fever and my little girl came out in chicken pox! So, we’ve all been feeling a bit sorry for ourselves and I’m struggling, as usual, to get on top of things.
Luckily, my mum came to stay and helped to look after us all. She’s left today having cooked a huge pan of leek and potato soup and I made this yummy and quick tuna fish pasta – my ultimate comfort food dish. No roux required and ready in about 20 minutes. Obviously, if you don’t like tuna, you can use ham instead. If you want a veggie option, try using some lightly cooked, chopped leeks.
We’re feeling better already…
There’s lots to catch up on in the food blogging scene, so I am currently making my way round. Please bear with me! I also had a major panic when I noticed that ALL the links to Simple and in Season and Family Friendly Fridays had disappeared! After lots of frantic emailing around, they re-appeared! Apparently some kind of server move. Phew.
- 200 g pasta
- 1 tin tuna
- 1 tin tomatoes
- 125 ml double cream
- 100 g light cream cheese
- 125 ml milk
- 50 g cheddar
- sprinkle Parmesan cheese
- Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, drain (no need to rinse under cold water) and set aside. Pre-heat the grill.
- Mix together the tuna and the tomatoes and tip into an oven-proof baking dish
- Add the cream, cream cheese and milk to a small pan and mix together over a medium heat, as you mix it together the cream cheese should melt. I use a balloon whisk.
- When the cream cheese has melted and there are no lumps, add half of the chedar and mix again until that has melted too.
- Add the cooked pasta into the baking dish with the tomatoes and tuna, mix together lightly with a spoon. Pour over the creamy cheese sauce.
- Sprinkle the other half of the cheddar over the top as well as the Parmesan, if using.
- Put the dish under your pre-heated grill for around ten minutes until the top is golden and bubbling - keep and eye on it!
- Serve at the table, but be careful as the baking dish and melted cheese will be very hot!
As I didn’t manage to post a Family Friendly recipe last Friday, since it was half-term, I’m posting this one ahead of tomorrow and linking it up to Family Friendly Fridays here on Fabulicious Food! Hope you can join in too for a chance to win a signed copy of the great cook book by My Daddy Cooks.
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