A hearty bake combining a rich pasta sauce with chunky tuna
Tuna Pasta Bake
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1x 500g pack Penne Pasta
1x onion - peeled and chopped
2x 185g tins Tuna Chunks in Brine - drained
1x 500g jar Tomato and Herb Pasta Sauce
Dried Basil - ½ tsp
Creamy Butter Salted - 2 tbsp
Plain Flour - 2 tbsp
500ml Semi Skimmed Milk
550g Mature White Cheddar Cheese – grated
Pre-heat the oven 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4
Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil
Season with salt and add the olive oil Add the pasta and the onion
Cook the pasta as per pack instructions, then drain
Mix the tuna with the pasta and onion
Add the pasta sauce, basil and a pinch of black pepper. Stir to mix
Put the mixture into a large baking dish Make the cheese sauce by melting the butter in a saucepan.
Add the flour and stir well. Gradually add the milk and whisk until there are no lumps.
On a gentle heat, bring the sauce to the boil, stirring all the time until thick.
Add 450g of the grated cheese, season with salt and pepper and stir until the cheese has melted. Then pour the cheese sauce over the pasta
Sprinkle over the remaining cheese Bake in a pre-heated oven for 40 minutes