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Tuna Pasta Bake

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time55 mins

This recipe is the ideal super easy supper for families. Use any pasta that you have in the storecupboard but bows, penne or macaroni work best.

 4 spring onions or 1 small onion, finely chopped
 1 tbsp olive oil
 370 g tins of tuna
 125 g each frozen peas and sweetcorn
 600 ml milk
 25 g plain flour
 25 g butter
 125 g hard cheese, grated
 A squeeze of lemon juice
 1 tsp mustard
 300 g pasta

Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F) mark 3. In a frying pan stir fry the onions for 1-2 minutes in a little oil. Drain the tuna well, and flake into a bowl. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water for about 10 minutes or until just cooked. Add the frozen peas and sweetcorn to the pan 5 minutes before the end of cooking.


To make the sauce, place milk, flour and butter in a small saucepan and whisk continuously over medium heat until the sauce begins to boil and thicken. Turn down the heat to its lowest and let the sauce cook for 2 minutes. Add the grated cheese and mustard, keeping a little cheese back for the topping. Season with a little lemon juice.


Mix the pasta with the vegetables, spring onion, tuna and cheese sauce and pour into a lightly oiled ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake in a preheated oven until golden on top, about 25 minutes. Serve with steamed green beans or broccoli.