Tuna & broccoli pasta bake

Tuna & broccoli pasta bake

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 18 mins

Easy

Serves 4

A family favourite, this filling and warming supper is ready in under half an hour - and uses lots of storecupboard ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze leftovers

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal707
  • fat26g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre7g
  • protein47g
  • salt1.81g
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Ingredients

  • 2 x 185g cans tuna in olive oil, drained well, 1 tbsp oil reserved
    Tuna

    Tuna

    tune-ah

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

  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomato with garlic and herbs
  • 350g dried pasta shapes
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

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

  • 300g broccoli, chopped into small florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 200g pack light soft cheese
  • 100g cheddar, finely grated
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

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

  • 25g breadcrumb
  • salad, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the reserved oil from the tuna in a very large saucepan. Tip in the tomatoes plus 200ml water and simmer while you cook the pasta, following pack instructions. Add the broccoli for the final 3 mins, then drain, reserving some of the cooking water.

  2. Heat the grill. Stir the soft cheese into the tomato sauce until melted, then mix with the pasta, broccoli and drained tuna, along with a little of the reserved cooking water if the sauce looks a bit thick. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Tip into an ovenproof dish and sprinkle on the cheddar and crumbs. Grill, not too close to the heat, for about 4-6 mins until golden and bubbling. Serve with a big side salad, if you like.

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juliecochran
14th Dec, 2011
1.05
disappointed in finished dish, wouldn't make again
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poshgirl04
13th Dec, 2011
This was perfect for a busy evening leading up to Christmas with little time to cook. I used original tinned tomatoes and added my own garlic and herbs otherwise everything was as written in the recipe. My only comment is that next time I might add an onion to the oil before adding tomatoes but this is probably just a personal preference. Meal was quick,easy and the children and hubby loved it. Particularly good as half an hour before I didn't have a clue what we were going to eat tonight. :)
andycrofts
13th Dec, 2011
Step 1: "reserving some of the cooking water" Sorry, don't see why....

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