Tuna Pasta Bake

A great family meal, easily doubled if necessary & easy on the budget! Add some peas or sweetcorn if you like to get some extra veg in!


Serves 4, approx 85p per person

Prep/Cooking time 40-45 minutes

Level 🍴🍴


  • Dried pasta (tubes, shells or bows), approx 75g per person
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 80g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tins tuna, drained
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1tbsp tomato puree
  • 2tsp dried oregano
  • Salt & pepper
  • 50g grated cheddar

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions.

Heat some oil in a frying pan & cook the onion until soft, then add the garlic & mushrooms & oregano & cook for a further 1-2 minutes.

Add the drained tuna & heat through, stirring.

Add the tomatoes, stir & add the tomato puree then season with salt & pepper to taste. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes.

Add the tuna mix to the drained pasta & stir everything together making sure the pasta is coated with the sauce.

Transfer to an ovenproof dish, top with the grated cheese & place in the oven at 180C/Gas 4 for 15-20 minutes until the cheese has melted.

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