A hearty bake combining a rich pasta sauce with chunky tuna

  • Serves: 4 people
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
    • British

    Tuna Pasta Bake

    Recipe Information

    Ingredients
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    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

    Method

    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

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