Fusilli pasta, tuna, a creamy tomato sauce & everthying gratinated with a lot of cheese. It doesn’t take more to cook a delicious pasta bake with tuna & to keep the whole family satisfied and happy.
Oregano & paprika powder give the pasta bake the special flavor, alternatively the spices can also be exchanged according to your own taste. Have fun cooking!
Cooked/Baked today: Simple Pasta Bake with Tuna
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Recipes with Tuna, Pasta & Noodle Recipes, Oven Baked Recipes, Hearty Meals, Fast Food
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Ingredients for 4 – 6 servings:
- 500 grams fusilli pasta
- 200 milliliters cream
- 200 milliliters milk
- 200 grams grated cheese (for example Gouda cheese)
- 2 cans tuna (in it’s own juice)
- 1 can chopped tomatoes
- 1 large onion
- 2 – 3 cloves garlic
- Je 1 heaping teaspoon oregano & sweet paprika powder
- Salt & pepper
- Oil for frying
Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:
- Large pot for pasta
- Large pan or pot for frying
- Pasta strainer
- Suitable baking dish
…for pasta bake with tuna:
Peel the onion & garlic & cut into strips or thin slices. Bring a large pot with salted water to a boil & cook the fusilli or spiral pasta for about 6 – 7 minutes or according to the package instructions until al-dente, then pour off over a pasta strainer & allow to drain.
Heat up a large pan or pot with a good dash of oil, add the onions & garlic to the pan & sweat for 2 – 3 minutes over medium heat until translucent. Next, add a heaping teaspoon each of oregano and sweet paprika powder & sweat everything briefly while stirring.
Preheat the oven to 200°C (top/bottom heat) in good time. Then put the drained pasta, 2 cans tuna (including juice), 1 can of chopped tomatoes, 200 milliliters of cream, 200 milliliters of milk & a good pinch of salt & pepper in the pan & stir everything well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Then transfer the pasta mixture into a suitable baking dish, sprinkle with 200 grams of grated cheese & then bake in the preheated oven for about 20 – 25 minutes until the cheese has melted & everythint got a golden brown color. Take the finished pasta bake out of the oven, spread on plates & serve. Have fun cooking!
Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):