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Tuna pasta bake

Published: April 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 3

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

  • Healthy
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal474
fat16.2g
saturates6.4g
carbs51.6g
sugars8.6g
fibre5.9g
protein27.5g
salt0.9g
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Try our tuna pasta bake recipe then check out our sausage pasta bake, vegetarian pasta bake, pasta al forno and more comforting pasta bakes.

Ingredients

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

Method

  • 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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