Tuna pasta bake

Easy tuna pasta bake

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4

A simple cheesy tuna bake that's filling and guaranteed to be a hit with the kids

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal655
  • fat30g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre4g
  • protein41g
  • salt1.7g

Ingredients

  • 400g fusilli pasta
  • 100g frozen pea
  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 50g plain flour
  • 600ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

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

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 x 195g cans tuna, drained
    Tuna

    Tuna

    tune-ah

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

  • 4 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 198g 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…

  • 100g cheddar, grated
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

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

Method

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook, following pack instructions, until tender. Add the peas for the final 3 mins cooking time.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan over a medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 mins. Add the milk, whisking constantly, then slowly bring to the boil, stirring often, until sauce thickens. Remove from the heat, add the mustard and season well.

  3. Heat the grill to medium. Drain the pasta and peas, then return to the pan and stir in the tuna, spring onions, sweetcorn and sauce. Tip into a shallow baking dish, top with the cheddar and cook under the grill for 5 mins or until golden and bubbling.

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lauralizpin
15th Jan, 2012
Great mid week easy family recipe. My 2 year old daughter loved it. I agree I did go overboard with the addition of mustard & added a rather large heaped teaspoon!! I also added a diced (raw) red pepper.
ebefel
14th Jan, 2012
3.05
Decent recipe, probably good for kids, probably needs a bit more seasoning/mustard for the grown ups. That said, easy to make, good sized portions and freezes, so great!!

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