Impossible Tuna Pie!
I love the impossible pie! I have a dessert Impossible Pie recipe that my Mother shared – and now I have been recommended a savoury recipe with Tuna. The delight of this recipe is that you just mix all the ingredients together in one bowl and put it in a baking dish, the off it goes into the oven – and out pops a pie!
Easy And Cheap Tuna Recipe
A reader of my blog, Heather, passed on this recipe given in response to my request for easy and frugal meal ideas. It is certainly easy and the total cost of the pie is about £3.50 depending on which tuna you buy. The dish serves four people.
The original recipe asked for 425g but I made it with 2 x 185g cans of tuna. You can get won brand tuna from Sainsburys or Tescos for 185g in their basics/value range.
This dish takes about 5 minutes to prepare and then you can pop it in the oven for 45 minutes. Why not serve with a baked potato – or potato wedges – which you can also put in the oven at the same time and a green vegetable.
American Cups And Weights
The recipe was also given to me in Australian Cups – so I will leave it in the original and add my interpretation of the quantities – which worked well.
I might say here that I can find American Cups a little difficult to work with but I know that I am just more used to working with weight than with volume. I know well that American cooks can find our weights system confusing as we tend to use both grams and ounces – and we use volume measurements as well for liquids.
Making The Pie
When the pie is mixed, it is quite liquid so don’t be put off by that. Just pour it into a well greased baking dosh and put it in a pre-heated oven
This recipe was given to me by a friend, Darleen. It is a favourite in our household and I have passed it onto friends who also enjoy it. It can be served hot or cold. It is suitable to freeze.
Tuna Impossible Pie
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 onion diced
- 2 x 185g tuna, drained
- 1/2 cup (10g) parsley, chopped or 1 dessertspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 cup (60g) self-rasing flour
- 125g . 4oz butter, melted
- 1/2 cup – 75g cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 cups – 480ml tmilk
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C
- Beat all the ingredients together lightly until blended together.
- Pour into a large well greased pie dish.
- Place in the oven until set and golden on top – around 45 mins.
Any ideas on what would work for a vegetarian version please? Thanks
Thanks for the comments and I am pleased everyone has enjoyed it.
Joy Peacock says
Made this last night as we had very little in the cupboards and it went down an absolute storm! Was a little concerned at how sloppy the mix was to begin with but patience paid off and it set beautifully. Served it with crispy potato cubes and a side salad.
Becci Sundberg says
I’ve been making a Bacon and Cheese version of this for years. I find that we prefer 1 C SR flour instead though.
I also add grated carrot and zucchini for a seasonal change too.
Looks simple enough for my 7 year old to make, he’s intrested in cooking. Thanks Heather and Penny.