Creamy Tuna and Pasta Bake

rich and cheesy
Rich and cheesy
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350 g Penne pasta 12 oz
150 g Broccoli 5 oz, cut into small florets
125 g Sweet corn 4 oz, frozen
40 g Butter 3 tbsp
40 g All-purpose flour 3 tbsp
600 ml Milk 20 fl oz
100 g Cheddar cheese 3 ½ oz, mature, grated
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
2 x 160 g Can of tuna chunks in spring water, drained
120 g Cherry tomatoes halved, divided
10 g Parmesan cheese 2 tbsp, finely grated

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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:

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Steps to make Creamy Tuna and Pasta Bake


Preheat broiler


Preheat the broiler to medium-high.


Cook pasta, broccoli and sweet corn


Follow the package directions to cook 12 ounces penne pasta, adding the broccoli and sweet corn to the pot for the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water and drain the pasta and veggies well.


Make sauce


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 the cooked pasta, broccoli, sweet corn, and tuna to the prepared sauce and stir well. If the sauce seems too thick, add a little of the reserved cooking water and stir until the desired consistency.


Add cherry tomatoes


Stir in half the cherry tomatoes.


Transfer to baking dish


Transfer to a large baking dish and smooth the surface. Top with the remaining grated Cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese. Evenly top with the remaining cherry tomatoes.




Broil for 5-6 minutes or until the cheese on top is golden and melted.



Serve immediately. Enjoy!

This Creamy Tuna and Pasta Bake is one of my family's household favorites. It’s easy, economical, and a real crowd-pleaser! Give this recipe a go and follow us on Instagram @cookmerecipes to find more easy and delicious recipes.

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Rich and cheesy tuna pasta bake! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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