Tuna is a great cheap staple to have in the pantry. From a simple tuna salad sandwich to tuna noodle casserole, it is a great way to get your protein and Omega-3s for under a dollar. This idea came from one of the many cooking sites I browse regularly. It seems people have endless creativity when it comes to finding ways to put food inside other food and making things easy to eat. These could probably even be portable. I imagine kids would find these fun and delicious too. These take only 15 minutes to make, and 5 ingredients. They also just get popped in the oven, so no mountain of dishes afterwards. Keep this recipe up your sleeve for busy nights when you don't have time to or want to cook a big meal.
1 large can tuna (or 2 smaller)
1 can cream of chicken (or celery, or mushroom)
2 packages biscuits
1/2 cup frozen peas & carrots
Step 1: Mix the soup, tuna, and veggies in a bowl. It looks like mush, but trust me that it is tasty.
Step 2: Spray a baking pan, and pat a biscuit down flat. Scoop on 1-2 tbsp of the tuna mixture.
Step 3: Cover with another patted down biscuit, and pinch the edges together to seal shut.
Bonus: I had enough tuna mixture that I filled all the biscuits and still had some left over. So I just boiled up about 2 cups of pasta, and spread the rest over it for a super-quick version of tuna noodle casserole! That was lunch the next day.
Step 4: Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, until the biscuits get nicely browned on top.
I tried flipping mine halfway through to brown both sides, that may not have been the best idea, as it split open and spilled tuna guts all over. It was still delicious though.
Two of these is a perfect meal, you have protein, veggies and carbs all in one convenient package. I might try this strategy with other things as well, make my own biscuit pizzas and such. They are just so cute, and easy to eat.
Labels: 10 minute dinner, biscuits, cheap recipes, comfort food, easy, fast dinner recipes, kid friendly, tuna, tuna casserole, tuna pockets, under 5 ingredients