Tuna and onion pie, Meal Plan 9, 24p a serving, with sides

Jun 18, 2015 | 2 comments


This delicious pie is from Meal Plan 9. The Meal Plan is for 2 people, providing everything needed for the week except drinks.

I tried to update the prices today, but mySupermarket isn’t showing Aldi and the Aldi site itself is showing a limited selection of what they sell. I’ll have to go to the shop to price it again

This pie is served twice in the week in Meal Plan 9. If there are two of you, I would make a 20-22cm pie and have half between you on each of the two days. I made a smaller, 2 portion pie, as DP can’t stand fish.

tuna and onion pie

Tuna and Onion Pie

For the pastry
200g self raising flour, value 45p/1.5kg, 6p
100ml vegetable oil, Aldi 89p/litre, 9p
Up to 100ml cold water

For the filling
A tin of Tuna, drained, reserve the juices, Aldi, 278g 49p
100g onion, chopped, Aldi 59p/kg, 6p
A heaped tblsp flour, 1p
The water from the tin of tuna
A splash of oil

Serve with
200g onions, Aldi 59p/kg, 12p
250g carrots, Aldi 49p/kg, 12p

Serves 4, total cost 95p, 24p per person

Put the oil in a pan, add the onion and sauté until transparent. Add the flour and the water from the tin of tuna, you may not need all of it, stir to make a sauce and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the tuna. Leave to cool.

Make the pastry. Put the flour in a bowl, add the oil and stir around. Add the water a little at a time until a dough is formed, it will be a loose dough.

Use two thirds of the pastry to line the tart tin. Tip in the filling. Roll out the remaining third of pastry and top the pie with it.


Slice the carrots into medallions and chop the remaining onion into quarters. Drizzle with a little oil.

Bake the pie and the vegetables together, Gas Mark 6, 400F, 200C, 180C Fan, for about 30 minutes. The pie needs to be cooked until golden brown, and the veg until they are soft and tender.

This was delicious. The fishy flavour was quite mild, although that may be to do with the quality of the tuna in the tin. I had made the sauce using a splash of milk, but think it would be better using the drained juices from the tin. If you aren’t following Meal Plan 9, this would work very well using tinned sardines, mackerel or pilchards. You would get a stronger fishy flavour, plus the flavour from the tomatoes. You could add some chopped black olives, and perhaps some chilli or lemon zest too.

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Tuna & Onion Pie



  1. Thrifty Lesley

    Hi Petrice, the oven temperature would be Gas Mark 6, 400F, 200C, 180C Fan. I’ll add it in to the post!

  2. Petrice

    Hi Lesley,

    What gas mark would you bake the Tuna & Onion pie at, it is not mentioned in the recipe.

    Many thanks

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