Tuna pasta bake

Tuna pasta bake

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Whip up this cheap treat using storecupboard ingredients, tinned tuna and sweetcorn

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
752
protein
37g
carbs
99g
fat
26g
saturates
15g
fibre
4g
sugar
12g
salt
1.43g

Ingredients

  • 600g rigatoni
  • 50g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 600ml milk
  • 250g strong cheddar, grated
  • 2 x 160g cans tuna steak in spring water, drained
  • 330g can sweetcorn, drained
  • large handful chopped parsley

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Boil the pasta for 2 mins less time than stated on the pack. To make the sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the flour. Cook for 1 min, then gradually stir in the milk to make a thick white sauce. Remove from the heat and stir in all but a handful of cheese.
  2. Drain the pasta, mix with the white sauce, tuna, sweetcorn and parsley, then season. Transfer to a baking dish and top with the rest of the grated cheese. Bake for 15-20 mins until the cheese on top is golden and starting to brown.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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whitefox1's picture

Can you freeze half for later?

claymore1971's picture
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Made this for my family tonight. Knew full well it was too much for dinner alone so the kids know already what's coming for lunch/dinner tomorrow lol. Found it a little bland following the stock list but didn't want to make things too complicated with having to concentrate on the white sauce element as it was my first attempt at one. Yes go ahead groan if you must but I'm blessed to share my life with a very accomplished cook who prefers to use me a her KP so I don't often get to try stuff out. I seasoned the dish once I layed it out on the baking tray but found there was way too little spare cheese to achieve the crusty topping I had hoped for :-< but that said it went down a treat. I seasoned again my own portion and added a good splash of common or garden bottled lemon juice and that gave it a real lift. We are careful about carbs but every once in a while I can see this being dusted off and tweeked. Thanks BBCGF.

2ndratemind's picture

Tuna and sweetcorn is a great mix. So is tuna and asparagus. So is tuna and red kidney beans. And so is tuna and broccoli. An onion never goes amiss, and garlic always helps. Ring the changes around these, and you have a recipe for life. And that's without supplementing the seafood with whatever's locally in season. A great recipe, easily adapted. Grats, BBC good food. Best, 2RM.

john1box's picture

Janet who could not print ingrediants go to file on browser and ondrop down click print preview you should then be able to print all

galway's picture
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This was ok, but a bit bland. Peas and mushrooms were a nice addition.

leonnie's picture

lovely recipe me and my partner made it together because there was alot we froze the rest for another day :)

lurvlyloz's picture
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cheap quick & easy. perfect for a monday night tea after a heavy party weekend. added mixed veg as well as the sweetcorn just to bulk it up & add more veg. by doing this i made two rather large dishes and so put one in the freezer (ready for next monday after a very hard party weekend).Made sure i put lorry loads of cheese in and seasoned well so def not bland. never gonna go down as gourmet cuisine but was nice and tasty.

johnjoy's picture
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so easy, so lovely one problem ate enough for two people lol

otima75's picture

when do you add the chilli and the onions as suggested?

lovetocook23's picture
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Delicious, quick and easy. I used both sweetcorn and peas.

charliefarlie1234's picture

This was a great pasta bake!! I put a little salt, a lot of black pepper, garlic salt and onion granules in the sauce to give it a bit more taste and I added peas... may also add in green peppers next time to get as much "hidden" veg in as poss! LOVELY!!

taleeshac2's picture
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Made this but halfed it, it was lovely, would make again possiably adding chicken instead of tuna and some extra veg with bread crumbs on top

cerdeno's picture
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Made it with tinned salmon instead of tuna and added one crushed garlic clove to the white sauce, yummy! Everybody loved it, will definitely do it again and again and again...

emmagarratt2010's picture
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The recipe itself i found very bland. However i added some chilli powder, peas and fiery cheese to the top and it gave it the extra kick it required!
Its a good basic recipe or for fussy eaters though

clairef89's picture
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Very tasty. Even reheated well.

suehoward1's picture
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the whole family enjoyed this one.

laura9944's picture
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Really tasty, I will make again! Great with crusty bread

flossy425's picture
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excellent so easy we love it, i added peas to

victoria-short's picture
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great when making bulk (I did it for a potluck lunch) I think next time I will do slightly more sauce to pasta.

norathepixie's picture
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Perfect for a quick dinner after a long day. Easy and pleases everyone!

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