Tuna pasta bake in an oval baking dish with portion out

Tuna pasta bake

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(186 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.

  2. Boil 600g rigatoni for 2 mins less time than stated on the pack.

  3. To make the sauce, melt 50g butter in a saucepan and stir in 50g plain flour.

  4. Cook for 1 min, then gradually stir in 600ml milk to make a thick white sauce.

  5. Remove from the heat and stir in all but a handful of the 250g grated cheddar.

  6. Drain the pasta, mix with the white sauce, two 160g drained cans tuna, one 330g drained can sweetcorn and a large handful of chopped parsley, then season.

  7. Transfer to a baking dish and top with the rest of the grated cheddar.

  8. Bake for 15-20 mins until the cheese on top is golden and starting to brown.

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23rd Mar, 2009
this tasted gorgeous, I made the bechamel sauce with a clove of garlic when I made this to serve 2 people A lovely simple tasty dish.
19th Mar, 2009
Easy and tastes great. The perfect dish. I got my cooking confidence and experience doing this one over the years for friends and family. A beginners must!
17th Mar, 2009
This is a real favourite in our family i've made it several times now and have made it using celery inplace of the sweetcorn and have added chopped bacon for even more flavour, yum yum !!
12th Mar, 2009
Suggestion for Janet who is unable to print the ingredients ..... write them down!!!
8th Mar, 2009
This has become a firm favourite as it's so quick and easy to do whilst still being tasty and filling. There's only two of us so I halved the recipe and also added some chopped red onion for a bit more oomph. This gave us two hearty portions for an evening meal with a good portion left for my lunch the next day. Yum!
3rd Mar, 2009
Hi I made this recipe last week it was great although i changed some of the ing. I added onion & tiger prwns also I added some chili to spice it up. I left out the sweet corn It was delicious. :) Everyone liked it!
1st Mar, 2009
Good comfort food when you cant be bothered to do anything special, typical student food.
Frantic Flapjack
27th Feb, 2009
Okay for a midweek supper but nothing special.
23rd Feb, 2009
I have tried printing this recipe and three for purple sprouting broccoli but the ingredients do not get printed - any suggestions thanks
20th Feb, 2009
This recipe worked well and tasted delicious - will definitely be a firm favourite during the week. Great idea about adding peas, will try that next time.


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