italian tuna lasagna ♥
StarKist Member Recipe
Created by: bellacucina
Other Serving Size
3 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
½ - 28 oz. can of chopped tomatoes
½ - 18 oz can of tomato paste
½ tsp sugar
½ tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp fresh basil
½ tsp lemon juice
2, 5oz cans of tuna, drained
8 ¾ oz lasagne sheets
8 oz mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
3 ½ oz parmesan cheese, grated
2 ¾ oz butter
3 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon (1 ¾ oz) plain flour
3-1/8 cups (750 mL) of milk
Salt and pepper
• 1 frying pan • 1 spoon • 1 wooden spoon • 1 medium-sized saucepan • 1 casserole dish
Step 1: Pour the oil into the frying pan and heat over a moderate temperature. When the oil is fairly hot add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion softens.
Step 2: Add the chopped tomato, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, basil and lemon juice. Season well with salt and pepper, mix together and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
Step 3: Stir in the tuna then remove the pan from the heat.
Step 4: Preheat the oven Set the temperature to 180ºC, that's 350ºF or gas mark 4.
Make the bechamel sauce:
Step 5: Melt butter in the saucepan, then add the flour and stir in well. While stirring, slowly pour in the milk. Season with salt and pepper. Let the sauce thicken by gradually bringing it to the boil whilst continually stirring. Finally add the parmesan cheese, stir in and remove sauce from the heat.
Step 6: Layer the lasagne and sauces in the casserole dish To build the lasagne, firstly spoon some tuna sauce over the bottom of the casserole dish. Next, add a layer of lasagne and spread some bechamel sauce on top. Finally add a layer of mozzarella. Repeat this process until you've added all the ingredients. The last layer should be the béchamel sauce which will become crisp in the oven.
Step 7: Bake Place the dish in the middle of the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until the bechamel sauce has turned golden-brown.
Step 8: Remove from the oven and serve When golden and bubbling, remove the lasagne from the oven and serve while piping hot with a fresh, green salad and crusty bread.