Easy healthy tuna pasta bake

An easy and delicious tuna pasta bake that uses mainly storecupboard and easy to source ingredients

A simple classic, this easy tuna pasta bake uses easy to source and storecupboard ingredients, is quick to throw together and will be a hit with the whole family!

ingredients for pasta tuna bake

I use Primula cheese as the base- I always have this in the fridge as it’s my go-to ingredient for macaroni cheese, easy pasta dishes, lasagne and marmite macaroni! Once you squeeze this onto the hot, cooked pasta, it melts in easily as you stir it.

I have just used 1 tin of tuna in this recipe, partly because I am trying to be frugal and last my supplies of food at the moment, and partly because it is enough to still be totally tasty! If you want to add 2 then go ahead!

In terms of the pasta you can use any type you fancy, I opted for wholewheat to add a little extra fibre to the meal, but you can use white pasta if you prefer.

If you’d like to see a simple how-to video you can see how this is made on the highlights on Instagram here

easy tuna pasta bake

My Recipe

Serves: 4
Syns: none
Healthy Extra: 1.5 HEA per portion- cheese

Ingredients

  • 240g wholewheat pasta
  • 200g frozen sweetcorn
  • 120g Primula (original) squeezy cheese
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tin tuna in brine, drained
  • 120g grated cheddar cheese

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200c
  2. Boil the pasta according to the packet instructions, when there are 2 minutes left, add the frozen sweetcorn to the pasta.
  3. Drain the pasta and then add the Primula, stir it through to coat the pasta
  4. Add some salt and pepper, the spring onions, the oregano and mustard powder and stir everything together
  5. Add in the (drained) tin of tuna and stir through
  6. Add in 3/4 of the grated cheddar and mix together
  7. Pop the pasta mix into an oven-proof dish, sprinkle with the remaining cheddar, and add to the top shelf of the oven for 15 minutes until the cheese is golden brown on top
  8. Serve with the vegetables of your choice- brocolli/green beans/peas/asparagus

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