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Cheesy tuna pesto pasta

Cheesy tuna pesto pasta

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Throw together some storecupboard ingredients and pop under the grill for a simple midweek meal

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal696
fat27g
saturates11g
carbs79g
sugars5g
fibre4g
protein40g
low insalt1.5g
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Ingredients

  • 400g penne
  • 200g can yellowfin tuna in olive oil
  • 190g jar basil pesto (or try a different flavour such as spinach, tomato or aubergine pesto)
  • 100g cheddar , grated
  • 250g punnet cherry tomato , halved

Method

  • STEP 1

    Boil the pasta. Meanwhile, tip the tuna and its oil into a large bowl with the pesto. Mash together with a wooden spoon. Stir in a third of the cheese and all of the tomatoes. Heat the grill to high.

  • STEP 2

    When the pasta is cooked, drain and toss through the pesto mix. Tip into a shallow baking dish and scatter with the remaining cheese. Place the dish under the grill for 3-4 mins until just melted, then serve with a green salad and garlic bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2009

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