A lovely, filling and budget friendly recipe for Sweet Potato and Tuna Bake

2 tablespoons olive oil
400g (2 cups) sweet potatoes, scrubbed and roughly chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks
1 large onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped
400g (1¾ cup) ready made Napoletana pasta sauce
2 x 170g tins Lucky Star Tuna, drained
salt and black pepper, to taste
¼ cup fresh breadcrumbs
¼ cup parmesan cheese
basil and parsley, to finish

How to
Preheat the oven to 200º C.

Spread the sweet potatoes, carrots and red peppers onto a greased baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.

Roast for 40-45 minutes.

Sauté the onion in the remaining olive oil until softened. Add the garlic, oregano and rosemary and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Stir in the pasta sauce and heat through.

Add the tuna and simmer over a medium heat for several minutes. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Arrange half the roast veg in an ovenproof baking dish.

Cover with the tuna sauce and top with the remaining vegetables.

Scatter over the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the crumbs are golden and the cheese melted.

Garnish with fresh basil and roughly chopped parsley.

Recipe provided by Bibby’s Kitchen @ 36, a food blog by Dianne Bibby. For more details on monthly cooking classes hosted in Johannesburg, email [email protected].

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