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Basic tuna mornay with Pasta



4 portion(s)


  • 1200 g water
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt, (optional)
  • 320 g pasta

Tuna Mornay

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 50 g Butter
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 500 g Milk
  • 80 g cheese
  • 1 teaspoon mustard, (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika, (optional)
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg, (optional)
  • 500 g frozen peas, (optional)
  • 425 g Tinned tuna, (drained)

Recipe's preparation

    Cook Pasta
  1. Add water to Closed lid and heat for 10 mins at 100 degrees at speed 1
  2. Add salt and pasta and cook for 7 mins (depending on the type of pasta check packet for details) at 100 degrees at Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting
  3. Drain Pasta in simmering basket (or colander) than place in Thermo Server.
  4. Tuna Mornay
  5. cut onions in half and place in the bowl. Chop garlic and onion for 2 seconds on speed 7.
  6. Sauté garlic and onion, varoma temperature, speed 1 for 2 minutes.
  7. Add butter, flour, milk, cheese to Closed lid and mustard, paprika and nutmeg (if using). Cook for 7 minutes at 90 degrees on speed 4.
  8. Add in a large tin of tuna, peas (or 250g peas and 250g corn). Cook for 10-12 minutes at 100 degrees, speed 4 on Counter-clockwise operation.
  9. Pour Tuna Mornay over the Pasta in the ThermoServer stirring it in with a spoon or the spatula.

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Can serve the Tuna Mornay on it's own, on toast or with pasta (as per the recipe).

You could also add in the cooked pasta when you put in the Tuna but I found the pasta went to mushy and is nicer added in at the end by hand.

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  • Yummy! ...

    Submitted by BambinaCattiva on 28. January 2019 - 21:26.


    I grated the cheese in the bowl before I started on the garlic and onion, I added EVOO to the bowl before I sauteed the garlic and onion, too.
    At the vegetable stage, I added 1 chopped carrot and equal quantities of peas and carrots to make up the 500g. I reduced the speed to 3 at the final step cos 4 is too noisy for us lol.

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