Australian Tuna Bake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is posted for the World Tour 2005 event. The source is Mietta's web site, a collection of Australian recipes. I modified the recipe slightly.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes
  • 12 ounces canned tuna
  • 4 tablespoons butter, plus a little more for the top of the casserole
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup peas (cooked or frozen)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tomatoes, cut into 8 wedges
  • 12 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8x8-inch casserole dish.
  2. Melt the butter in a sauté pan. Sauté the onion until soft but not browned. Add the flour and blend with the onion. Add the milk, stirring constantly. Bring to the boil and boil for 2 or 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the shredded cheese, peas, tuna and seasonings. Pour into the casserole. Cover with crushed corn flakes, dot with butter, and bake for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle parsley over the top of the hot casserole. Garnish with tomato wedges and lemon wedges. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

3 5

Maybe I did it wrong, but this was not "dinner" in a presentable way. It was more like Hot Tuna Dip. I had to make some pasta quickly to serve the substance with, in order to make a meal. I still give it 3 stars though, since the flavor was nice and it was easy to put together.

4 5

Made as written but left the garnish off. This is an easy recipe to make. I'll need to leave in it the 30 minutes next time I make or until I see signs of bubbling. I made this for Zaar World Tour 8 for the Bistro Babes team.

5 5

Made for ZWT-8 & my idea of "comfort food", this took me back to a time when I waited for Mom's Tuna Bake on Fri nite & ate cold leftovers (if there were any) for breakfast on Sat! This recipe was exactly what I wanted it to be - a tasty memory that's ingredient-friendly, budget-friendly & an easy quick-fix. Comfort food memories often induce pers pref chgs & I followed other reviewers in that regard. I wanted pasta in the dish & added rice. I wanted the "zing" I didn't appreciate as a child & opt for now, so I added some sturdy shakes of Tabasco. I used lightly-moistened w/olive oil breadcrumbs for the topping vs the corn flakes. Thx for sharing this "comfort food" memory w/us. :-)