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Air fryer tuna mornay parcels

Creamy tuna mornay, cheese and peas make a tasty filling for these easy and affordable little pastry pies. Serve them for dinner with a salad or reheat for lunch the next day. You could make the filling a day ahead and fill and cook them just before serving.


9 Ingredients


  • 30g butter

  • 2 green shallots, thickly sliced

  • 2 tbsp plain flour

  • 310ml (1 1/4 cups) milk

  • 80g (1 cup) coarsely grated cheddar

  • 185g can tuna in oil, drained, flaked

  • 120g (3/4 cup) frozen mixed vegetables (peas and corn)

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed

  • 1 egg, lightly whisked

3 Method Steps


  • Step 1

    Heat the butter
    (30g butter)
    in a medium saucepan over medium heat until melted. Add the shallot
    (2 green shallots, thickly sliced)
    and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until soft. Add the flour
    (2 tbsp plain flour)
    and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually add the milk
    (310ml (1 1/4 cups) milk)
    , stirring constantly, until smooth. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until thickened slightly. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese
    (80g (1 cup) coarsely grated cheddar)
    . Transfer to a large bowl. Set aside to cool until room temperature.

  • Step 2

    Add the tuna
    (185g can tuna in oil, drained, flaked)
    and frozen
    (120g (3/4 cup) frozen mixed vegetables (peas and corn))
    veg to the white sauce and stir until just combined. Cut each pastry sheet into 4 squares. Place 1/4 cupful tuna mixture into the centre of each square. Fold corners of pastry
    (2 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed)
    towards the centre to enclose the filling. Pinch to seal.

  • Step 3

    Preheat air fryer to 190C for 2 minutes. Brush parcels with egg
    (1 egg, lightly whisked)
    . Grease the base of air fryer basket with oil. Place 4 parcels (see notes) into the basket and cook for 8 minutes or until light golden. Turn and cook for a further 3 minutes or until golden. Repeat with remaining parcels. Serve.
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Recipe Notes

We fit 4 parcels into a large air fryer. If you have a smaller air fryer, you may need to reduce the number of parcels per batch as you don’t want to overcrowd them.

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