19 Aug tuna pasta bake
This tuna bake was the most delicious mid-week dinner. I got home from all the afternoon rushing around and had no idea what we were going to eat for dinner. And so began the search of my cupboards…
I always have pasta in the cupboard. In addition I usually have ingredients to make a basic pasta sauce. So the beginnings of supper began to form. From there I decided to also add tuna to the pasta bake for a change. I then opened the fridge and found that I had an entire carton of unopened feta cheese. And so this quick and easy dinner recipe came into being.
So I got to work boiling the pasta and making one of my family’s favourite meals… Red pasta sauce. It’s a simple combination of onions and canned tomatoes but it is simply scrumptious! You can obviously use a store bought nepoletana sauce if you want to especially because there are some great options out there to be bought.
This tuna pasta bake is very simple to assemble. Simply make the pasta and sauce, mix everything together and bake in the oven. This meal really went down well with my family. It will definitely be a regular feature at the dinner table.
I have some other very scrumptious pasta recipes for you to check out too. This The best one-pot macaroni and cheese has received superb reviews. This recipe is a must try! This quick and easy one-pot pesto, olive and tomato pasta is one of my favourite recipes. It’s a one pot pasta that’s really quick to make and is jam packed full of flavour.
I found this Roasted cherry tomato and garlic orzo pasta dish from Tamsin at https://cupfulofkale.com. There’s is something to be said for a simple classic pasta dish. This creamy tomato basil pasta, bake from Half baked harvest also looks awesome – https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/one-pot-30-minute-creamy-tomato-basil-pasta-bake/. It’s also packed with fresh, simple and classic flavour combinations.
I hope that today’s recipes have provided some inspiration. Please let me know how your tuna pasta bakes turn out. I would love to see photos! Until next time, Leanne xoxo
The best ever tuna pasta bake
500g macaroni or penne pasta
5 – 6 cups marinara sauce
2 cans shredded tuna, drained
150g fat reduced Feta cheese, crumbled
2 cups Grated cheese (eg mozzarella)
1 large onion, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp canola oil
3 x 410g canned tomatoes with garlic, basil and origanum
1 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh garlic
1/1 tsp sugar
1.Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package
2.To make the sauce begin by heating the oil in a pot large enough to accommodate the volume of the ingredients in the cans
3.Heat up the oil and saute the onions until they are starting to turn a bit brown
4.Add the canned tomatoes and simmer the mixture for 15 – 20 minutes, stirring frequently
5.Once cooked, blend the sauce using a hand blender until the mixture is completely smooth
6.Add the sauce, tuna and feta to the cooked pasta and place the pasta mixture into a baking dish
7. sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the pasta mixture
8.Cover the pasta with tinfoil and bake at 180°C for 30 – 40 minutes
9.Take the Tinfoil off for the last 10 – 15 minutes to allow the cheese to brown