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Tuna arrabbiata pasta gratin

Tuna arrabbiata pasta gratin

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(29 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:

  • kcal365
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre9g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.75g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
    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
    Peppers

    Pepper

    pep-iz

    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • pinch crushed dried chillies
    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

    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)
    Bowl of olives

    Olive

    ol-liv

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

  • pinch caster sugar
  • 250g wholemeal pasta shapes
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

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

  • 2 x 200g cans tuna steak in spring water, drained and flaked
  • 25g fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

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

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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stkate
21st Mar, 2017
3.8
Easy mid week meal - had leftovers for lunch the next day cold
popsey
9th Nov, 2016
Thanks to earlier suggestions added red onion and anchovies and omitted the breadcrumbs as I didn't have any and the result was delicious. Easy to make and would do again.
marty876
4th Mar, 2015
it's a easy and very good recipe! I suggest buy the ingredients on the web-site www.italiagroceries.com. where you can do shopping on-line of originally and typically Italian products! I've buy many things, they are honesty. Italian cuisine is the best cuisine in the world!
gillh007
10th Mar, 2013
5.05
Loved it,and it looks good too. Do with nice salad, freezes really well. Will do again.
janerichardson
22nd Feb, 2013
5.05
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
7th Aug, 2012
4.05
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
20th Jun, 2012
4.05
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
19th Jun, 2012
4.05
Good food! Simple easy and tasty..
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kathryndonna
15th Jun, 2012
5.05
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
10th May, 2012
5.05
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.

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