Tuna and Quinoa Cake

50 mins (prep 20, cooking 30)
10 ingredients
1 servings
I was looking on 'Zaar for a recipe that used tuna and quinoa and couldn't find one! So I raced to the internet and found this one which I'm going to make tonight for dinner. The recipe comes from www.lakauta.com and I used Kiwidutch's recipe for bechamel sauce (#61333). It sounds good and very filling. I know it will be high in protein, hopefully it is also low in fat... but I doubt it :D Notes: There were some holes in the recipe that I only caught when I actually made it. I put the cake into 2- 8x8 foil pans and used one can of tuna per pan. I cooked one and froze the other. You could probably use a 9x13 pan/casserole as well. Prep time depends on if your potatoes and quinoa are pre-cooked and the baking temperature wasn't specified so I'm guessing... After having made the recipe, I would say cook it at 350F and then broil to brown the top (mine didn't brown really at all). You may want to use extra cheese, but I liked it as it was because it's rich already with the bechamel sauce. Lastly, I think next time I will add some veggies in the layering somehow... it wasn't very colorful, although I did use white cheddar. Overall, it was surprisingly tasty and I look forward to leftovers :)

Categories:  served-hot , <-60-mins , pasta,-rice-and-grains , beginner-cook , easy , presentation , grains , main-dish , potato , vegetable , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (589.36 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 2042.45 Calories from Fat 977.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 108.6g 167.08%
Saturated Fat 47.83g 239.15%
Trans Fat 1.94g %
Cholesterol 215.49mg 71.83%
Sodium 2223.64mg 92.65%
Total Carbohydrate 192.47g 64.16%
Dietary Fiber 17.81 g 71.23%
Sugars 5.45 g %
Protein 80.69g 161.39%
Vitamin A 5422.53IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 281.55mg% Iron 11.96mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cooked quinoa, mashed potatoes, bechamel sauce, salt and pepper


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