Pea and salmon bake

  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Pea and salmon bake
  • 375 gram rigatoni pasta
  • 30 gram butter
  • 2 tablespoon plain flour
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup coarsely grated parmesan
  • 1 1/4 cup coarsely grated cheddar
  • 415 gram canned pink salmon, drained, skin and bones removed


Pea and salmon bake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • 2
    Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water until just tender; drain.
  • 3
    Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add flour; cook, stirring, until mixture thickens and bubbles. Gradually stir in milk; stir over medium heat until sauce boils and thickens. Stir in peas, ¼ cup parmesan and ¾ cup cheddar. Season to taste.
  • 4
    Pour sauce mixture with pasta and salmon into an oiled shallow 2.5-litre (10-cup) ovenproof dish; sprinkle with remaining combined cheeses.
  • 5
    Cook uncovered, for 20 minutes or until browned lightly.


Serve accompanied with asparagus or broccoli or a green leafy salad, if liked. You can use red salmon or canned tuna if you like. The recipe can be made to the end of step 4 several hours ahead. From cold, bake covered at 200°C for 30 minutes or until heated through then uncover and bake for a further 10 minutes or until browned.

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