This recipe makes a great tuna pasta bake for two people with a total cooking time of around
45 minutes including 10 minutes for preparation. A link to our YouTube video for this recipe can be seen at the end of this article.
400g tinned Tuna.
400g tinned chopped tomatoes.
1 white onion finely chopped.
3 garlic cloves.
Ground black pepper and sea salt.
200g Pennine or conchiglie dried pasta.
100g Grated parmesan cheese.
Fresh basil leaves. Dried tarragon, oregano and chilli flakes.
Using a large frying pan and bring it up to medium heat and add two glugs of groundnut oil. When shimmering add the onion and garlic and fry for about 5 minutes until soft.
Add the tinned chopped tomatoes and stir in. Then break up a few fresh basil leaves and add to the mixture together with a pinch of chilli powder or flakes, tarragon and oregano and stir in. Turn the heat down and simmer for about 15 minutes. While this is simmering, heat up a saucepan of boiling water with a little salt and cook the pasta which should be slightly harder than al dente because it will continue to cook in the oven at the next stage of the recipe.
Drain the tinned tuna and add to the sauce, then add the pasta and stir in. Make sure to toss the pasta to ensure it is completely covered by the sauce mixture.
Preparation ready for the oven.
Transfer everything to an oven proof dish, and season with a sprinkle of ground black pepper and sea salt. Add some grated parmesan cheese to the top.
Coarsely grate the cheese and sporinkle over the pasta. Place in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes at 180 deg. C but check to see how it is cooking. When ready it should be golden brown and maybe bubbling. Remove from the oven and leave to stand for 5 minutes. This dish goes well with a fresh salad.
There is a video on our YouTube channel and this can be viewed from this link.