This veggie Tuna Bake is a regular on the menu in our house, it is a dish that I know even the fussiest of eaters will consume.

I love that I can use whatever veggies I have in the house, I have made this with peas and spinach, pumpkin and sweet potato you name it I have used it. the trick is to make sure the veggies are blended or diced very finely so they are well hidden from little ones eyes haha.

Hidden Veggie Tuna Bake even the kids will eat!

Cooking time: 25 mins


  • 1 Pack cooked as per instructions Spiral or Penne Pasta
  • 1 grated zucchini
  • 1 cup mashed cooked pumpkin or sweet potato
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 Large Tin Tuna
  • 500ml Milk
  • 300g grated Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons White Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter

You can also use our easy white sauce recipe: Make 3 Ingredient White Sauce In under 5 Minutes!

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  1. In a saucepan stir butter and flour together to make a paste.  Add milk quickly and keep stirring until sauce thickens up, similar to a white sauce.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  3. Once thickened, add 200 grams of grated cheese, setting aside the other 100grams for the topping.
  4. Add the tuna, zucchini, pumpkin and carrot
  5. Add the cooked pasta and stir though well
  6. Add mixture to a greased baking dish
  7. Defrost the spinach in the microwave and pop on the top of the pasta.
  8. Add left over grated cheese across the top
  9. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes mins until the top is golden and crispy
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Serves 6

Tip: Substitute the tuna for chicken if you are not a fan of tuna.

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