Tuna pasta bake


Tuna pasta bake

An absolute classic, made even more wonderful with the addition of dried chili flakes and rosemary. It's a real crowd pleaser!
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 3
Calories 474 kcal


  • 200 g fusilli
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • a good pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 200 g tin of tuna in olive oil drained
  • 1 tsp rosemary needles chopped (optional)
  • 75 g mature cheddar  grated


  • Cook the fusilli following pack instructions, then drain well.
  • Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the onion for 10 minutes until softened a little. Add the garlic and chilli flakes, and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and half a tin of water, then simmer for 10 minutes. Season.
  • Stir the tuna into the sauce with the rosemary (if using) and drained pasta, and tip into a 26cm x 18cm baking dish. Scatter over the cheese then bake for 20-25 minutes or until piping hot and bubbling. Serve with a green salad, if you like.