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Easy Tuna Pasta Bake

This recipe is packed full of affordable ingredients, making it the perfect individual and family meals. It also contains lots of common store cupboard ingredients, such tuna, sweetcorn, penne and tinned tomatoes. Such an easy and quick recipe to prepare ahead of your busy work week.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil to (grease the casserole dish)
  • 300g penne pasta
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 x 130g tins of tuna in water, drained
  • 75g pitted olives (any colour or combination)
  • 165g tin sweetcorn, drained
  • 75g bread, roughly torn (a little bit stale or harder is better)
  • 50g cheddar cheese, grated

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan) or gas mark 6
  • Grease a casserole dish with the oil
  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook pasta until just al dente.
  • Meanwhile, cook chopped tomatoes and tomato puree with some seasoning in a large pan over medium heat for 5min, stirring occasionally
  • Drain pasta thoroughly then add to tomato sauce along with the tuna, olives, sweetcorn and some seasoning
  • Spoon mixture into the prepared dish and press down firmly with a spoon. Sprinkle over the torn bread and grated cheese
  • Cook in oven for 30min until top is crunchy and golden
  • Remove from oven and leave to cool for 10min before carefully removing from the dish.

About the Author 

Laurann has an Honours BSc. Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Nottingham, a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from University College Dublin, is an Associate Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society London, a professional member of the Celiac Society Ireland, is registered with the Institute of Public Health Ireland and fully insured

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