Budget wise tuna pie student recipe

This tuna pie is all too easy to make, very yummy and a budget-wise, cheap student recipe.

You’ll get 4-6 servings out of this tasty treat which will take about 30 minutes in total.


To make 4 servings

  • Short crust pastry
  • Cans of tuna 2
  • Tomato puree 2 tbsps
  • Eggs 2
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Onion 1

How to make an easy student pie:

  1. Peel and chop up the onion and fry over a medium heat in a little oil for 5 or so minutes until golden
  2. Meanwhile heat up some water in a saucepan until boiling. Add in two or three eggs for 6-8 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Drain the two cans of tuna and flake in the contents to the frying pan with the onion, together with the tomato puree and lemon juice.
  4. Season to taste, mix well and then take off the heat.
  5. Remove the shells from the hard boiled eggs, chop up and mix into the tuna mix.
  6. Line a greased baking tin with shortcrust pastry and add in the tuna mix.
  7. Top the whole thing with a ‘lid’ of shortcrust pastry and be sure to cut in some holes to allow steam to escape.
  8. Cook at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes until pastry is golden.
  9. To serve, hold a plate on top of the pie in the tin. quickly flip it and remove the tin. Now hold a second plate on the bottom of the pie and flip the whole thing again, leaving with the pie perfectly out of its tin, right way up, on a plate.
  10. This will serve 4-6 people.

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