Tuna melt pasta bake

Tuna pasta bake

  • serves 3
  • Easy

An absolute classic, made even more wonderful with the addition of dried chilli flakes and rosemary. It's a real crowd pleaser!


Try our tuna pasta bake recipe then check out our sausage pasta bake, vegetarian pasta bake, pasta al forno and more comforting pasta bakes.



  • fusilli 200g
  • olive oil 1 tbsp
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • dried chilli flakes a good pinch
  • chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • tuna in olive oil 200g tin, drained
  • rosemary needles chopped to make 1 tsp (optional)
  • mature cheddar 75g, grated


  • Step 1

    Cook the fusilli following pack instructions, then drain well.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the onion for 10 minutes until softened a little. Add the garlic and chilli flakes, and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and half a tin of water, then simmer for 10 minutes. Season.

  • Step 3

    Stir the tuna into the sauce with the rosemary (if using) and drained pasta, and tip into a 26cm x 18cm baking dish. Scatter over the cheese then bake for 20-25 minutes or until piping hot and bubbling. Serve with a green salad, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 474
  • Fat 16.2g
  • Saturates 6.4g
  • Carbs 51.6g
  • Sugars 8.6g
  • Fibre 5.9g
  • Protein 27.5g
  • Salt 0.9g