Tuna and Pasta Casserole

Makes 4 servings

Believe it or not, many cats love pasta. For this dish, I like to use orzo, the pasta that looks like rice. It's small and easy for cats to chew. I also like to use dark tuna packed in oil, which is a good source of B vitamins. This recipe will keep in the refrigerator for 2 days or in the freezer for 1 month.

9 ounce can dark tuna in oil
1/2 cup cooked orzo
1 cup fish or vegetable broth
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon brewer's yeast
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or 1 tablespoon parsley flakes 1 tablespoon fish flakes
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the tuna, orzo, broth, eggs, brewer's yeast, and parsley.

3. Place the tuna mixture in the casserole dish. Sprinkle the fish flakes and Parmesan cheese on top.

4. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool and serve.

Pasta Cooking Tips

Use about 4 quarts of water per pound of pasta you are cooking. Make sure that the water is boiling before you put the pasta in. Add the salt after the water boils, and then add the pasta. Be sure to keep stirring so that the noodles don't stick. If sticking is a problem, add 1 tablespoon of any type of oil. Then be sure to drain the pasta before serving or adding it to a recipe.





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