Classic Tuna Pasta Bake

Classic Tuna Pasta Bake

This Tuna Pasta Bake is a comfort food classic! The pasta is super filling and satisfying, the tuna & tomato sauce is full of goodness and it’s all topped off with oodles of melted cheese. Well, they say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down… I say melted cheese helps too!

Here is what you will need to serve 4 – 5.

  • 300g Dried Fusilli Pasta
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 160g Tin of Tuna, drained
  • 2 x 400g Tins of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mushroom Ketchup (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 100g Cheddar Cheese, grated

Essential Equipment

  • Large Ovenproof Frying Pan *

* If you don’t have an ovenproof frying pan, you can transfer the pasta to a large dish before baking instead.

Preheat your oven to 180°C/Fan 170°C.

Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, but reduce the time by 2 minutes.

Finely dice the onion & the garlic and place the frying pan over a low heat.

When the pan is hot, add the oil and swill it round the pan a little. Throw in the onion & garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until they start to soften.

Add the tuna to the pan and cook for a further 1 minute. Break it apart a little with a spatula.

Classic Tuna Pasta Bake

Add in the tinned tomatoes, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, mushroom ketchup (if using) & a generous helping of salt & pepper. Bring to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes. Give it a taste, if you think it needs more salt & pepper add it in.

Classic Tuna Pasta Bake

Add the pasta to the frying pan and give it a really good mix. Top with the grated cheese and pop into the oven for 20 – 25 minutes until the cheese has melted and just started to turn golden.

Classic Tuna Pasta Bake

Divide between serving plates and don’t forget that the frying pan has been in the oven. So don’t touch the handle without oven gloves! (Speaking from experience!)

Classic Tuna Pasta Bake

Mmmm it’s making me hungry just looking at the pictures again! This is some serious comfort food. And because you bake it in the frying pan, it also reduces the amount of pots you have to wash too. I love it when a plan comes together!

I hope you enjoyed the post my lovelies, until next time.

Miss KitchenMason

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4 thoughts on “Classic Tuna Pasta Bake”

  1. Anne Barratt says:

    What is mushroom ketchup? I’m from Canada, specifically Ontario and I have never seen such a thing. Is there anything to substitute?

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Hi Anne. Mushroom ketchup is a rich, watery sauce with a big umami flavour. I live in the UK so I’m not sure what alternatives there are in Ontario or whether you can get the one I can here. This is what I use: Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful! Kind Regards, Emma x

  2. lydia says:

    very good i also tried your oreo tart fantastic

    1. Miss KitchenMason says:

      Aww that’s great! I’m so glad you like my recipes Lydia. It’s always lovely hearing from my readers 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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