Ready in 45 minutes
A homey warming dish of Tuna and pasta topped with a rich tomato sauce and Mozzarella Cheese and baked till golden.
"Un. Be. Lievable! My husband and my toddler both gobbled it up too. It's easier to make than it looks--believe me, I am the queen of messing up recipes. I used balsamic vinegar since that's all I had, and it was delicious. Soooo yummy! If you're not a tuna casserole fan, you will be after eating this one."- Princesspickles
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Turn on your oven and preheat to 200 C.
Start by making the tomato sauce.
In a heavy bottomed saucepan add the olive oil and bring to a low heat. Add the chopped onion and cook gently until softened and without colour (about 10 minutes). Add the crushed garlic, oregano and continue to cook for a further minute keeping the heat low. Next add the malt vinegar and reduce until almost completely evaporated.
Add the tuna brine, turn up the heat and reduce until almost completely evaporated. There should be almost no liquid left at this stage, but the contents of the pan should be moist. Turn the gas down again to a low heat.
In goes the tomato puree, mixing in briskly with a wooden spoon. Cook the tomato puree until you see the oil begin to separate. Back up with the heat.
Add the can of tomatoes and simmer on a medium heat, slightly reducing to the consistency of ketchup. Season with salt, black pepper and sugar. (Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary)
Meanwhile cook the pasta until slightly underdone. Warm through a shallow oven proof dish in the preheated oven.
Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Gently combine the tuna, mayonnaise, pesto and parmesan.
Transfer the pasta and tuna mix to the warmed shallow oven proof dish and pour over the tomato sauce.
Top with the sliced Mozzarella and sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Reserve a little parsley for garnishing before serving.
Bake for about 25 minutes until the Mozzarella has melted and golden in colour.
Sprinkle with the reserved parsley and serve with a crisp green salad, crusty bread and a glass of your favourite wine or beer.
dakotarussell 1 month agoLooks like I'm in the minority, but this just wasn't my cup of tea. The tomato sauce had a really great flavor, to the point that I wished there was more of it. Amidst cheese and tomato and mayo, the tuna flavor was strangely absent. It was stronger the next day, but just didn't seem to fit in.
RachyLockwood 2 months agoVery nice.
Sujen 3 months agoAbsolutely fabulous. To my fellow Americans: just google the measurement conversions and then approximate the best you can. You won't be sorry!!!
Jayremy 4 months ago
mash85 9 months agoMade this for the first time, never made a tuna pasta bake before. Was very easy and very tasty. Boyfriend loved it!
Tsroque 10 months agoYummy and fairly simple to make. I used two cans of tuna though.
theGeorge78bigoven 1 year agoLooks good, can taste it even before trying it!
Jack250285 1 year agoI love pasta dishes and this is one of the best, absolutely beautiful!!
Twistedmama 2 years agoLove this pasta recipe. Everyone fights for the leftovers! Now i only use this base sauce for all my pasta. I just change the meat and it comes out so delicious. Thanks for this great recipe!
Tracydhawkins 2 years agoEveryone liked this a lot. I will definitely make it again.
Cargent 2 years agoExquisite! Light, bakanced and full of flavour.
pLUSpISTOL 2 years agoSpent so long cooking it with love and attention... So worth it! Easy to make and very tasty!
Sylvia1307 2 years agoLoved it and so did my children! Easy to make too. Thanks for a great and easy recipe!!
kacko 2 years agoDeeellliiiisssshhhhh!!!!!! Made it loads can't get enough
Chanelle30 2 years agoThis was awesome! Even my tuna-haters ate this up! Definitely a keeper.
BuzzyBartholomew 2 years agoI'm a novice to cooking, this was very easy to make and it tastes delicious !!!
bruce1980 3 years agoVery nice! Wasn't too sure after the 1st mouthful but the more I ate the better it got! Had no mozzarella so used a full fat English soft cheese which may have made it a little greasy but would make again using the recommended mozzarella!
03011983 4 years agoExcellent!! My family really enjoyed it and I'll definately make it again! It is dead easy to make!! It doesn't take long too. Great!!
xXMuMXx 4 years agoThis always goes down well with the whole family, which is a rare event in my house! 5star recipe, very satisfying. Yum!
unsecuredgabrielbiz 4 years agoAll baked pasta is delicious but this one I will try baking it. This suits for vegetarians like me...