Easy Tuna Bake Recipe

Easy Tuna Bake Recipe


  • Packet of pasta 500 grams
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves – finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 x 400 gram tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 3 sprigs of fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/3 cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tin of 425 grams tuna (in Springwater -drained)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • handful of fresh spinach leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup of freshly shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup of tasty cheese grated
  • (optional) the ends of a loaf of crusty bread cut into cubes


  1. Set a pot of water to boil and add the pasta to cook according to instructions
  2. Remove the cooked pasta from the heat, drain and add to a large baking dish
  3. To a pan add the olive oil and garlic and stir until fragrant
  4. Add the fresh thyme and then the tinned tomatoes and sun dried tomatoes and salt and pepper and parsley to season
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes
  6. Set the oven to warm to 200 degrees (fan forced)n with the top element on
  7. Add the tuna, the lemon zest and chopped spinach leaves and stir to warm
  8. Add the sauce to cover the top of the pasta
  9. Sprinkle on the parmesan, the cheese and the bread cubes
  10. Jiggle the baking dish to allow the sauce to distribute through the pasta
  11. Cook for 15 minutes until the cheese melts and crisps


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