Tuna Pasta Bake

Tuna Pasta Bake

5 from 3 votes
Transform those cans of tuna and pasta packets that have been lying in your pantry into this delicious dinner recipe. Baked pasta and tuna in a delicious tomato sauce and topped with melted cheese. Perfect for families!

Tuna pasta bake is the perfect dinner meal that everyone at the table is guaranteed to love. This luxurious meal can be prepared on those busy weeknights and is a classic meal that everyone adores. This tuna pasta bake recipe is a whole meal in itself, with the addition of bell peppers for your daily intake of vegetables and the tuna to fulfill your protein needs.

Use fresh tuna or canned tuna, regardless this meal is sure to please. A cheese pasta bake with cheese oozing through it and also topped with a generous portion of mozzarella. Serve alongside some healthy green salads to complete your meal!

Look no further you have found your next dinner recipe. Tuna pasta bake is a comfort food that is pretty much loved by everyone. I love all things pasta whether it’s chicken pasta or this delicious tuna pasta bake.

Who doesn’t have a can of tuna and a packet of pasta lying in their pantry? This makes the perfect recipe for everyone. There’s no need to run to the store panicking about missing ingredients because you are basically guaranteed to have them.

You can add other vegetables to this tuna pasta bake. My personal favourite is bell peppers and if you haven’t gathered already, I love to use them in pretty much everything. I even created a capsicum curry recipe dedicated to my love for this vegetable and Indian cuisine!

If you have an oven-proof pan that you can also use on the stovetop, then I would recommend using it. It will save time and means that there is less mess and dishes to wash at the end. This is the perfect tomato tuna pasta bake recipe for a quick and delicious dinner.

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Tuna Pasta Bake

by Nabeela Kauser
Transform those cans of tuna and pasta packets that have been lying in your pantry into this delicious dinner recipe. Baked pasta and tuna in a delicious tomato sauce and topped with melted cheese. Perfect for families!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 704 kcal



  • Heat up the oil in a pan on medium heat until hot
  • Add the finely chopped garlic cloves, cumin seeds and crushed chillies then sauté for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the chopped onions and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened
  • As the onions are cooking chop the bell peppers and add into the pan then cook for a further 4-5 minutes on medium heat
  • Add the tuna then cook for 2-3 minutes ensuring that you break up the tuna as you mix
  • Add the pasta sauce in and cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the double cream and cook for another 4-5 minutes
  • Add the boiled penne pasta and cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat
  • Add 100g of the mozzarella cheese then mix until cheese is melted
  • Transfer the pasta mixture into a heatproof oven dish and top with the remaining mozzarella cheese
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200°c Gas Mark 6 for 10-12 minutes
  • Serve immediately alongside a healthy green salad and enjoy!



Calories: 704kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 34gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 1463mgPotassium: 728mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 3173IUVitamin C: 84mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 392mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Dinner, Pasta, Tuna
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