Tuna Pasta Bake


Tuna Pasta Bake

A family favourite. Tuna pasta bake is great as it uses ‘store cupboard ingredients’ which is a nicer way of saying tins and packets. Very useful if your kids have been off sick and you’ve not been able to leave the house. This version uses a tomato base rather than a white sauce base, because it’s quicker, which is why I like it. It can be prepared in advance and kept covered in the fridge for up to 48 hours.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 418 kcal


  • 400 g pasta shapes organic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil organic, fairtrade
  • 1 onion organic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves organic, peeled and crushed
  • 800 g tinned chopped tomatoes organic
  • 100 g soft cream cheese organic, (optional)
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash black pepper organic, fairtrade, freshly ground
  • 370 g tinned tuna organic, in spring water, drained
  • 50 g mature cheddar cheese organic, grated
  • 300 g peas organic or other green seasonal vegetables


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180⁰C/350⁰F/gas mark 4
  • Cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water as per the packet instructions, then drain.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pan and gently fry the onion for 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic for the last 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and stir in the cream cheese (optional). Season with salt and pepper and simmer gently for 2 minutes.
  • Add the tuna and pasta to the pan and stir until the pasta is well coated with the sauce.
  • Transfer to a casserole dish, sprinkle the grated cheese over the top and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. If you are in a real hurry, just put it under the grill for 5 minutes to melt and brown the cheese.
  • Steam or boil the green vegetable until cooked and serve together.


In a hurry or not all eating together?
This dish can be prepared in advance and cooked when ready. Allow an extra 5 minutes if cooking straight from the fridge. Alternatively, a portion can be re-heated later on.


Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 37gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 397mgPotassium: 1164mgFiber: 8gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 2350IUVitamin C: 80.9mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 3.8mg
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