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Super Easy & Delicious Banting Tuna Bake Recipe

June 7, 2017

For the past few days I’ve been trying to bant and I’ve actually succeeded to sticking to my eating plan (or lack thereof) for longer than 30 minutes. In order to stick to my eating plan (it’s not really an eating plan, I’m just trying to bant) I’ve realised that I need variety in my diet. It’s so easy to eat the same stuff over and over because of convenience. Generally my go to meals are omelettes, chicken salad or boiled eggs with salad. Eating the same things over and over can, and often does, lead me to temptation, aka sugar and carbs. I recently found a pasta tuna bake recipe that I tweaked and made into a banting friendly version. This Banting Tuna Bake Recipe is so tasty and delicious and easy that you’ll love it even if you’re not banting.

I like to think of this as a tuna bake, but it can also kind of be called a quiche. Tomato, potato, regardless of what you call it, this dish is delicious. Excuse the poor image quality, I haven’t been able to take decent pics of the dish as I normally make it at night, after work, when I am tired and the lighting is poor. So for the time being this will have to suffice.

banting tuna bake recipe

Banting Tuna Bake Recipe

This Banting Tuna Bake Recipe can be eaten as a meal on it’s own. But for this I’d cut down to four servings. It can also be served with a salad or a side of vegetables. It’s delicious with Honey Butter Cauliflower. It’s also super easy to make and can be made ahead and frozen (meal prep FTW!).

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Banting Tuna Bake Recipe Yum
This dish is filled with healthy fats and vegetables, and it is great for sneaking veggies into meals for picky eaters. This Banting Tuna Bake Recipe is so tasty and delicious and easy that you'll love it even if you're not banting.
Cuisine Banting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
6 people
Ingredients
  • 2 tins Tuna in water
  • 1/2 cup Cheese Cheddar or gouda can be used
  • 1 medium sized Onion Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed garlic If you're using fresh garlic, two finely chopped cloves may be used
  • 1/2 Green pepper Chopped
  • 1 punnet White button mushrooms Sliced
  • 250 ml Fresh cream
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • olive oil
Cuisine Banting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
6 people
Ingredients
  • 2 tins Tuna in water
  • 1/2 cup Cheese Cheddar or gouda can be used
  • 1 medium sized Onion Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed garlic If you're using fresh garlic, two finely chopped cloves may be used
  • 1/2 Green pepper Chopped
  • 1 punnet White button mushrooms Sliced
  • 250 ml Fresh cream
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • olive oil
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven on 180°C. Grease a medium sized casserole dish with either butter or olive oil.
  2. Drain the water from the tuna and in a large bowl, mix the tuna and cheese. Set the bowl aside.
  3. Fry the onions for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, green pepper and mushrooms to the onion and fry until soft.
  5. Add the paprika, chilli flakes and cayenne pepper. Fry until the spices are well mixed.
  6. Add the onion, green pepper and mushroom mixture to the tuna and cheese. Stir until well mixture.
  7. Mix the fresh cream and eggs together and season with salt and pepper to your desired taste.
  8. Combine the creamed egg and tuna mixtures and mix well. Pour the mixture into the greased dish.
  9. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a knife comes out clear.
Recipe Notes

Serve with a side of green salad or vegetables.

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The cayenne pepper does not make the dish spicy, as very little is added. However, if you prefer it can left out. You can also change up the spices and add herbs (such as sweet basil) according to your preference. If you like you can also add a diced tomato, but that is once again dependent on your preference.

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13 Comments

  • Reply Candy Rachelle June 14, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    OK, this looks really tasty and easy to make. Just printed this out. Think I’ll be making this tomorrow for the kiddos! Thanks!

    • Reply Odette June 21, 2017 at 8:53 AM

      I hope that your kids enjoyed it!

  • Reply Claudia June 15, 2017 at 3:44 AM

    Thank you for explaining this recipe so easily and nicely! It doesnt seem like it too complicated to make!

    • Reply Odette June 21, 2017 at 8:54 AM

      You’re welcome. It’s super easy to make.

  • Reply Nandita June 15, 2017 at 6:53 AM

    Looks yum and sounds real easy. This dish sure can be a handy item on weekly meal plans as it can be frozen… thanks for the recipe.

    • Reply Odette June 21, 2017 at 8:55 AM

      It’s so handy with weekly meal plans. I made it again last night and changed up the spices. Now I have breakfast for the next week.

  • Reply Samantha June 15, 2017 at 7:33 AM

    It gets hard trying to change up meals. This seems like a quick & easy meal too.

    • Reply Odette June 21, 2017 at 8:56 AM

      It’s super easy to make.

  • Reply Jennifer June 16, 2017 at 11:26 PM

    I’m not a big fan of tuna, but my husband and children LOVE tuna! Your Banting Tuna Bake recipe is a meal I would make for my family.

    • Reply Odette June 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM

      You could try replacing the tuna with some shredded chicken.

  • Reply Nati June 20, 2017 at 11:35 PM

    Oh, this sounds too exotic to me. I cook mostly Mediterranean and for me, tuna association with eggs or with cheese sounds very out of my comfort zone.

    • Reply Odette June 21, 2017 at 9:07 AM

      My mom once met a popular South African chef who told us, we should try every dish at least once. If you don’t like it, you never have to eat it ever again. But if you like it, you’ve found something wonderful. Consider giving it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.

  • Reply Elizabeth Zamora June 22, 2017 at 1:48 AM

    I can’t say I’ve ever had a tuna casserole, but this looks delish! Tuna is so easy to make with so many other ingredients.

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