Try our tuna pasta bake recipe then check out our sausage pasta bake, vegetarian pasta bake, pasta al forno and more comforting pasta bakes.


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


  • STEP 1

    Cook the fusilli following pack instructions, then drain well.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the oven (if using) 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.

  • STEP 3

    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 (or grill if you don’t want to use the oven) for 20-25 minutes or until piping hot and bubbling. Serve with a green salad, if you like.

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