Tuna pasta bake

Tuna pasta bake

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From
How to Cook Healthily
Serves
2-3
Photographer
Issy Croker

Tuna pasta bake is one of those classic family dishes that just shouts comfort food, and this version gives the traditional one a bit of a facelift. In using brown pasta, we lower the glycaemic impact of the dish and increase the fibre, and the additional vegetables bring a load of extra micronutrients.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g wholewheat penne pasta
olive oil, for cooking
1 large red onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 large courgette, sliced into rounds
small bunch basil, roughly chopped
500g passata
2 x 160 cans tuna, drained
3 handfuls baby spinach
100g goat cheese
sea salt
crisp green salad, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Place the pasta in a pan, cover with boiling water and simmer as per packet instructions until soft to the bite. Drain and set aside.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, heat a little oil in a frying pan, add the onion, garlic, courgette (zucchini) and a good pinch of salt and sauté for a few minutes until the onion is soft.
  4. Add the basil and passata (strained tomatoes) and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the passata thickens into a rich sauce. Add the tuna and baby spinach, stir well and simmer for 2–3 minutes until the spinach has wilted.
  5. Add the drained pasta to the sauce, mix well, then transfer to a deep oven dish. Crumble over the goat cheese and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with a crisp green salad.

Note

  • Roasting and baking

    Fish and seafood

    Perfect for dinner or post-workout
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