- 350 g Penne pasta12 oz
- 150 g Broccoli5 oz, cut into small florets
- 125 g Sweet corn4 oz, frozen
- 40 g Butter3 tbsp
- 40 g All-purpose flour3 tbsp
- 600 ml Milk20 fl oz
- 100 g Cheddar cheese3 ½ oz, mature, grated
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- Saltto taste
- Black pepperto taste
- 2 x 160 g Can of tunachunks in spring water, drained
- 120 g Cherry tomatoeshalved, divided
- 10 g Parmesan cheese2 tbsp, finely grated
Creamy Tuna and Pasta Bake
Looking for a cheap and easy dinner recipe to throw together on a weeknight? This Creamy Tuna and Pasta Bake is as delicious as it is economical. It uses simple ingredients and is ready and on the table in about half an hour. Rich and cheesy, it’s a delicious and satisfying option for those busy weeknights.
This tuna pasta bake starts with penne, broccoli, and sweet corn. Then I make a quick white sauce, adding some cheese and mustard for flavor, and finish it off with tuna, cherry tomatoes, and more cheese for the gooey factor. Reserving and adding a little pasta cooking water to your sauce helps to loosen it if it’s too thick. Broil until the cheese on top is golden and bubbling. Serve immediately!
To make the Creamy Tuna and Pasta Bake, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps to make Creamy Tuna and Pasta Bake
Preheat the broiler to medium-high.
Cook pasta, broccoli and sweet corn
Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Using a wooden spoon, stir in 3 tablespoons flour to make a smooth paste. Cook for 1 minute, then gradually whisk in the milk to make a thick white sauce. Let the sauce bubble over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened slightly. Stir in a little of the grated Cheddar cheese and 1 teaspoon mustard, and season well.
Combine pasta, broccoli, sweet corn, tuna and sauce
Add cherry tomatoes
Transfer to baking dish