Creamy tuna pasta

Creamy tuna pasta

Ingredients

6 serves

25 serves

60 serves

Penne pasta (uncooked)

1 ½ cups

6 cups

15 cups

Broccoli florets

1 cup

4 cups

10 cups

Corn kernels (frozen)

200g (1 cup)

800g

2kg

Carrot

3 large

13 large (1kg)

30 large (2kg)

Water

50mL

200mL

500mL

Low fat evaporated milk

1 x 185mL can

2 x 375mL cans

5 x 375mL cans

Cornflour

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

Tuna (canned in spring water)

1 x 425g can + 1 x 95g can

5 x 425g cans

11 x 425g cans

Method

  1. Cook pasta according to packet instructions. Add broccoli and frozen corn 5 minutes before pasta is cooked.
  2. While pasta is cooking, finely slice carrots.
  3. Add carrots and water to a large saucepan. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer over a low heat for 5 minutes, until carrots are cooked.
  4. Add evaporated milk and cornflour. Stir. Bring to the boil.
  5. Add drained tuna to sauce. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Drain pasta, broccoli and corn. Return to saucepan.
  7. Add sauce to pasta, broccoli and corn. Stir gently to combine.
  8. Serve immediately.

 

Each serve provides

  • 1 children’s serve of meat/alternatives* (fish)
  • 1 children’s serve of vegetables**
  • ½ children’s serve of milk/alternatives*** (milk)
  • 1 children’s serve of grains****  (pasta)
  • A good source of vitamin C

 

Allergy modifications

  • For a milk free option, substitute the evaporated milk with an equal measure of calcium fortified soy or rice milk (or Napoli sauce).
  • For a nut free, soy free and egg free option check the cornflour ingredients list.

 

Tip

  • Tuna can be substituted for the same amount of canned salmon.

 

* One children’s serve of lean meat, poultry, fish or alternatives is equal to half a serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
** One children’s serve of vegetables is equal to one serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
*** One children’s serve of milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives is equal to just under half a serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
**** One children’s serve of (grain) cereal foods is equal to one serve in the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

The nutritional information provided is based on the exact ingredients and method as shown. Any variation/s to the ingredients or method may alter the nutritional outcome.

Recipe adapted from Get Up and Grow: Cooking for Children with permission of the Australian Government.