Tuna & broccoli pasta bake

Tuna & broccoli pasta bake

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 18 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A family favourite, this filling and warming supper is ready in under half an hour - and uses lots of storecupboard ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze leftovers

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal707
  • fat26g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre7g
  • protein47g
  • salt1.81g
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Ingredients

  • 2 x 185g cans tuna in olive oil, drained well, 1 tbsp oil reserved
    Tuna

    Tuna

    tune-ah

    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomato with garlic and herbs
  • 350g dried pasta shapes
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 300g broccoli, chopped into small florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 200g pack light soft cheese
  • 100g cheddar, finely grated
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 25g breadcrumb
  • salad, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the reserved oil from the tuna in a very large saucepan. Tip in the tomatoes plus 200ml water and simmer while you cook the pasta, following pack instructions. Add the broccoli for the final 3 mins, then drain, reserving some of the cooking water.

  2. Heat the grill. Stir the soft cheese into the tomato sauce until melted, then mix with the pasta, broccoli and drained tuna, along with a little of the reserved cooking water if the sauce looks a bit thick. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Tip into an ovenproof dish and sprinkle on the cheddar and crumbs. Grill, not too close to the heat, for about 4-6 mins until golden and bubbling. Serve with a big side salad, if you like.

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moonfan
19th Jan, 2013
5.05
Really easy to make and tastes great too. I will be making this again as a staple in my weekly menu!
svhouse40
16th Jan, 2013
5.05
Lovely
svhouse40
16th Jan, 2013
5.05
Really nice, and easy
raven
13th Dec, 2012
4.05
All my three children loved this and had seconds, An easy storecupboard recipe. I added fresh garlic and herbs to a normal tin of tomatoes. Pleasantly surprised by how tasty this was.
boersma
27th Nov, 2012
5.05
Loved this, added garlic & onions as other people had mentioned and was super!
Honeygran
26th Oct, 2012
4.05
Good, makes loads - probably feeds 6. Needs a bit of spicing up though, will add some chilli next time.
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gfnatalie
15th Feb, 2012
To everyone who was querying the fact that the recipe didn't state when to use the reserved cooking water- apologies. This was missed out of the method by mistake and has now been added. The purpose of the water is to thin out the sauce if it's too thick. Sorry about that! Thanks, the Good Food web team.
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poshgirl04
12th Jan, 2012
The second time I cooked this, I added onions into the oil at step 1. This added a little more bulk but gave it much more flavour. Very simple but effective. A great dish that my kids love and easy to prepare :0). Thank you.
dinahsallyb
5th Jan, 2012
4.05
Flexible for family supper or friends. IEvery one enjoyed it. The pasta remained soft even when reheated. I added a few chopped olives.
smallasapeanut
5th Jan, 2012
4.05
Stars didn't seem to work...so here they are!

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