Tuna and Pasta Bake Recipe
- 1 Onion large & chopped
- 1 Garlic clove crushed
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 cup Mushrooms
- 1/2 cup Peas frozen
- 200g Tuna drained
- 410g Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 cup Pasta Shells
- 1/2 cup Cheese grated
- 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
- Parsley for garnish
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Cook pasta in boiling salted water for 8 minutes.
- Heat the oil sauté onion and garlic.
- Stir in mushrooms, peas, mushroom soup and tuna.
- Add pasta and combine well.
- Spoon mixture into a ovenproof dish.
- Mix together breadcrumbs, cheese and parsley, sprinkle over top.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.
- Serve with a salad.
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A pea is a spherical seed of a pod. There are several peas in one pod, they can be green or yellow. The pea pods are botanically a fruit that develops from the ovary of a pea flower.
It is an annual plant that grows in the cool seasons. There are two cultivars of peas, low growing and vining cultivars.
The vining cultivar can grow between 1-2 meters high and need a support or a dry branch to climb.
Peas are planted from seed and eaten immature, either fresh or frozen. Canned and frozen peas are available all the year round.
Dried peas / split peas are used in soups or in some countries roasted and salted and eaten as a snack.
Peas are high in fibre, protein, vitamins A, B6, C and K as well as iron and zinc.
The oldest pea was discovered on the border of Burma and Thailand. It was nearly 3000 years old.