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Tuna pasta bake

Tuna pasta bake

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(116 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 6

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal752
  • fat26g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs99g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre4g
  • protein37g
  • salt1.43g
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Ingredients

  • 600g rigatoni
  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 50g plain flour
  • 600ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 250g strong cheddar, grated
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

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

  • 2 x 160g cans tuna steak in spring water, drained
  • 330g can sweetcorn, drained
    Sweetcorn

    Sweetcorn

    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • large handful chopped parsley
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

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.

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galway
5th Sep, 2011
3.05
This was ok, but a bit bland. Peas and mushrooms were a nice addition.
leonnie
31st Aug, 2011
lovely recipe me and my partner made it together because there was alot we froze the rest for another day :)
Twinklebum99
26th Jul, 2011
5.05
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
12th Jul, 2011
5.05
so easy, so lovely one problem ate enough for two people lol
otima75
2nd Jul, 2011
when do you add the chilli and the onions as suggested?
lovetocook23
24th Jun, 2011
5.05
Delicious, quick and easy. I used both sweetcorn and peas.
charliefarlie1234
22nd May, 2011
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
16th May, 2011
5.05
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
14th May, 2011
5.05
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
12th May, 2011
3.05
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

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