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Tuna pasta bake

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Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 40 minutes

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Serves 6

This is really delicious and all the family will love it because this Italian dish is at the hight of comfort food!

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  • Penne pasta 400g
  • 2 Tins tuna steaks, drained
  • Caster sugar 50g
  • 2 Pinches chilli flakes
  • 2 balls mozzarella, sliced
  • Handful grated parmesan, to top


  1. Preheat fan oven to 180 and boil a large pan half full of water. Add salt to bring to boil faster. When bubbling furiously add pasta, keeping pan lid off.

  2. When that is on the go heat a small splash of olive oil in a large, deep frying pan and chilli flakes without stirring. When they start to jump around in pan, add tomatoes and stir gently for 5 mins

  3. Now add the sugar and some black pepper, stir and taste and adding only a little more if needed. Then tip in the tuna steaks and, once in sauce, separate until in shreds. Now simmer for a further 5 mins.

  4. After that take check your pasta, which should be cooked, and if so take of the boil and drain. When drained stir in about 1/4-1/2 of the tomato sauce. Add pasta to bottom of baking dish and then top with the rest of sauce. Now add the mozzarella and top with parmesan. Bake for 30 mins.

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