It’s time to get lunch and you don’t have any ideas. What can you make in 5 minutes that is easy but tasty? This creamy tuna and peas recipe is all you wanted and you won’t need to buy anything at all!
Time to make a yummy lunch for a busy day.
Try This Quick and Tasty Creamy Tuna and Peas
Let’s start with the creamy mixture
For this recipe, you need milk and flour. However, if you don’t have any regular milk, powdered milk works too, as does half and half, cream, or coconut milk.
The flour is used to create a tasty roux, which is a mix of butter and flour and thickens the dish. You can use any kind of flour, but if you don’t have any, use cornstarch instead.
Make sure you add butter, as the roux needs it. In a pinch, though, margarine can work as well. When you have no other choice, go for vegetable oil.
Time to make your canned goods shine!
This is a great way to use your canned tuna, but you can switch it for chicken or salmon as well.
If you have leftover chicken, pork, or turkey, this is a good way to use it. Make sure you drain the liquid and break up the meat with a fork.
Now, you are ready to add the peas! Canned or frozen are good choices, just drain, and add to the flour, butter, and milk mixture.
Although peas are tasty in this dish, you can use other options, like carrots, green beans, mushrooms, or any canned or frozen vegetables you have stored.
You now have a very decadent creamy tuna and peas lunch, which can be served with toasted bread, noodles, or accompanied by rice. I’m sure all the family members will love this exciting dish!
Creamy tuna and peasCourse: Recipes
1/4 cup (32 g) diced onions
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 cup (240 ml) milk
1 can 5 oz (125 g) tuna, drained
1 can 10 oz (250 g) peas, drained
toast or cooked rice for serving
- To start, place a medium saucepan over medium to high heat and add in the butter. Saute the onions for a few minutes until tender and stir in the flour, followed by salt and pepper.
- Add the milk, let it cook while continuously stirring until it thickens and create bubbles.
- Shred the tuna using a fork, then add it to the creamy mixture. Add the peas and allow it to cook for 5 min.
- Best served with toast, or top it on cooked rice.