Recipe: Tuna Pasta Bake

We think most people have a rogue tin or two of tuna in the cupboard (we know we do!) Make it a meal with this easy pasta bake recipe. You can add vegetables or serve with a side salad for a tasty feast any night of the week.

Cooking Time: Approx 40 minutes


  • Oil
  • 2 tsp curry paste
  • 600g dried pasta
  • 2 tins of tuna, drained
  • 50 g butter
  • 600 ml milk
  • 50 g plain white flour
  • 1 tin of sweetcorn, drained
  • 180g mature/ extra mature Cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to season


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4.
  2. Boil pasta for 2 mins less time than stated on the pack.
  3. To make the white sauce, melt 50g butter in a saucepan and stir in 50g plain flour.
  4. Cook for 1 min on a low heat, then gradually stir in 600ml milk. Stir continuously on a medium heat
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in all but a handful of the 250g grated cheddar.
  6. Drain the pasta, mix with the white sauce, two 160g drained cans tuna, one 330g drained can sweetcorn and a large handful of chopped parsley, then season.
  7. Transfer to a baking dish and top with the rest of the grated cheddar.
  8. Bake for 15-20 mins until the cheese on top is golden brown.

Top Tip – If you don’t have sweetcorn, try adding a few peas, a handful of spinach or top with slices of tomato.

Pasta is always a firm family favourite


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