Tuna pasta bake

Tuna pasta bake

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(125 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


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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  • 600g rigatoni
  • 50g butter



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

  • 50g plain flour
  • 600ml milk



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

  • 250g strong cheddar, grated



    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


    sw-eet corn

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

  • large handful chopped parsley



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


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


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