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Tuna arrabbiata pasta gratin

Tuna arrabbiata pasta gratin

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This wholesome and filling pasta bake makes the perfect winter comfort food with none of the guilt

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition

  • kcalories365
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre9g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.75g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced

    Pepper

    pepp-ah

    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • pinch crushed dried chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 50g mixed pitted olives, whole or roughly chopped (optional)

    Olive

    ol-liv

    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • pinch caster sugar
  • 250g wholemeal pasta shapes
  • 2 x 200g cans tuna steak in spring water, drained and flaked
  • 25g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the peppers for about 5 mins until starting to caramelise. Add the garlic and chillies, cook for 30 secs, then tip in the tomatoes and olives (if using). Season, add a pinch of sugar, bring to the boil, then simmer, uncovered, for 10 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Heat the grill. Drain the pasta and mix into the tomato sauce, along with the tuna. Tip into a large ovenproof dish. Mix the breadcrumbs and Parmesan together and scatter over the top. Grill for 3-4 mins or until the topping is crisp and golden. Serve with a green salad, if you like.

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Comments (21)

marty876's picture

it's a easy and very good recipe!
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gillh007's picture
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Loved it,and it looks good too. Do with nice salad, freezes really well. Will do again.

janerichardson's picture
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Easy midweek meal, and tasted better than expected! The topping seemed to add significantly to the simple tuna arrabiata which I often knock out anyway. I added an onion with the peppers, white pasta penne instead of wholemeal (although I suspect wholemeal would be good but I was after speed of cooking!) and a generous dollop of tomato purée. Husband raved about it! A quick win!

cat123's picture
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A delicious recipe that's easily adaptable to what you've got in the cupboard - I added onions and chopped anchovy fillets as I had some that needed using, replaced the wholemeal pasta with white, the chopped tomatoes with passata, and the parmesan with cheddar, and it was still really tasty, and very quick and simple to make.

lizzylewis93's picture
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The first attempt was rather bland, but with some modifications - adding corriander, mushrooms and an onion - it became more flavoursome.

A simple dish that is quick to cook.

zendeling's picture
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Good food!
Simple easy and tasty..

kathryndonna's picture
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A lovely recipe that you can vary according to what you fancy (and what you have in the cupboard!) I like to slice a red onion in with the peppers and be quite generous with the chilli. A crushed packet of crisps sprinkled on top makes a nice alternative to the breadcrumbs.

emmaw26's picture
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Was pleasantly surprised by this recipe, it was really tasty. Picked it for a quick meal as I was short on time and we had all the ingredients in and it turned out really well! Super quick and easy with low calorie and fat content, will definitely make again! Made for 2 but only halved pasta and tomato quantity as I thought it needed all the garlic and tuna and the veg bulked it out. Only had crushed dried chilli so used that and some paprika, also added half an onion and half a veg stock cube for some extra flavour. Worked for us! Will try again with some mushrooms too I think, not true to the recipe I know but think it would work.

fairystoryteller's picture
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We loved this! I didn't have olives so used some capers I had in the fridge - they worked really well. We had a crunchy green salad with it. Will definitely make this again. A good quick supper for midweek.

kirstyatkins's picture
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Not bad, a quick and easy Monday night supper. I used half a jar of left over pasta sauce instead of the second can of chopped toms, which made it nice and moist. I'll be interested to see what the left overs taste like heated up tomorrow!

pennykins7's picture
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Made it without the olives, as we don't like them ;) Added chilli flakes, as didn't have crushed dried. The breadcrumb/cheese topping does give it a nice finish. Might stir some cheese through the pasta and sauce next time. Not bad for a cheap quick healthy meal :)

hopaly's picture
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Better without the olives

coulstonl001's picture
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Extremely tasty, healthy and quick midweek meal. Didn't have breadcrumbs so made without and it still went down a treat. Will definitely be making again in the near future.

fionatheobald's picture
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Nice but a little bland, perhaps passata would be better. I think it will be nicer cold tomorrow.

d41d0y's picture
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Quick, easy and yummy. Great weeknight tea. Made without breadcrumbs as didn't have any but still lovely!

whoscookingtonight's picture

Not bad, but found it a bit too tomatoey!

mrsharrison's picture

This dish saved me in the early days of starting off with my partner... store cupboard ingredients! I didn't get any complaints for a quick Sunday night tea

susannahgrammar's picture

Really, really yummy - I called this the 'husband pleaser' - and so easy to make ! I used the leftover sauce from roast veggie lasagne (recipe on this site) and some extra chilis to spice it up. Great with a crisp salad and a bottle of red!

hannah89's picture
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Love this simple healthy dish! Really nice comfort food, great heated up the next day too!

kborisova's picture

It was very delicious for me! I don't find it dry. I'll prepare this dish again:)

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