Tuna & tomato pasta bake

Tuna & tomato pasta bake

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4 - 6

Olympic cyclist Laura Trott's favourite calcium-rich comfort food feast that's cooked in 20 minutes. A simple family meal to fill hungry stomachs

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal602
  • fat14g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs89g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre8g
  • protein27g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 500g pasta
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

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

  • 120g can tuna in olive oil
    Tuna

    Tuna

    tune-ah

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

  • 1 large onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 500ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

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

  • 4 tbsp flour
    Flour

    Flour

    fl-ow-er

    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 150g extra mature cheddar, grated
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 325g 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…

  • 2 tomatoes, halved and sliced
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

Method

  1. Put the pasta in a large pan of boiling water and cook following pack instructions. Meanwhile, put the oil from the can of tuna in a saucepan with the onion and fry for 5 mins. Pour the milk on top of the onions and whisk in the flour. Keep cooking, whisking all the time, until the sauce thickens. Off the heat, stir in the tuna, 100g of the cheese and the mustard powder.

  2. When the pasta is cooked, drain it and tip into the sauce along with the sweetcorn. Season, then pile into a large ovenproof dish.

  3. Heat the grill to high. Tuck the tomato slices in and around the pasta so they stick out, then scatter the remaining cheese over the top. Grill for 5-10 mins until golden, crispy and bubbling.

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Comments, questions and tips

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Briggsy01
18th Aug, 2019
5.05
This was so quick & easy to make, I love the frying in the oil from the can trick. I didn’t have mustard powder so I used a couple of teaspoons of whole grain mustard instead. I also added an extra can of tuna (in a little spring water as that’s what I had) too as it didn’t look like enough tuna with just one tin. The family loved it & I’ll make it again.
ollythecat
5th Feb, 2017
3.05
Nice and quick, added mushrooms
guitargrrrl
17th Nov, 2019
If I make this and freeze it how do I defrost and cook it? Thanks
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