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Tuna Potato Spinach Bake

This dish makes a great weeknight dinner, quick, easy and budget friendly
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Keyword: budget friendly, tuna bake, tuna potato spinach
Servings: 4


  • 1 kg potatoes about 5 large
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic minced
  • 3 cups baby spinach chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 milk or cream
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 2 x 170grams canned tuna chunks drained
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup mozarella cheese grated


  • Scrub the potatoes. Place them in a pot, add some salt, top it up with water and boil until tender. A knife should slide through easily when cooked
  • Place the olive oil and onion in a pan. Saute the onions until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for a minute. Add the spinach and chilli flakes, fry for a few seconds. Remove from heat and set aside
  • Once the potatoes are cooked, peel them and chop them up into cubes
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Place the melted butter, milk/cream, paprika in a bowl. Mix in the potatoes, tuna and spinach
  • Place in an ovenproof dish. Top with melted cheese. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes or more, depending on whether your potatoes are fully cooked
  • Allow it to stand for 5 minutes. Serve hot


  1. If your potatoes are not fully cooked you may require a bit more liquid when baking the dish in the oven
  2. I used half cheddar and half mozarella, you can use whatever you prefer. You can also add some parmesan if you prefer
  3. Milk or cream works fine for this dish
  4. If you want your cheese a golden brown you can turn the grill function on during the last few minutes of cooking time