Tuna and potato pie

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Tuna and potato pie
  • 500 gram potatoes, peeled, chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup milk, plus 1 1/4 cups extra
  • 50 gram butter, plus 30 g extra, melted
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 95 gram can lemon pepper-flavoured tuna
  • 425 gram can tuna chunks in brine
  • 300 gram frozen chunky mixed vegetables
  • 2 tablespoon packaged dried breadcrumbs
  • mixed salad, to serve


Tuna and potato pie
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan forced. Place potato and garlic in a large saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to the boil. Boil for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to pan. Add milk and half the butter; mash until smooth. Season.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, drain tuna chunks, reserving brine from can. Melt remaining butter in a large saucepan over moderate heat; remove pan from heat. Add flour; stir until mixture is smooth. Return pan to heat; cook and stir for 1 minute. Slowly stir in reserved tuna brine and extra milk; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until sauce boils and thickens. Add both tuna varieties and mixed vegetables; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until mixture is hot.
  • 3
    Spoon fish mixture into a 20cm round (base diameter) x 7cm deep ovenproof dish; top with mashed potato, then sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Drizzle with extra melted butter. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Serve with salad.


Make ahead: You can make pie up to 4 hours ahead. Cover, then refrigerate. Low fat: Use reduced-fat or skim milk. We used a frozen chunky vegetable mix of cauliflower, broccoli and carrot. Choose a potato variety that's suitable for mashing.

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