Pieday Friday Recipe – Tuna Napolitana

This tuna napolitana pasta recipe is tasty, filling  and quick to make. And it comes with the added bonus that it includes healthy tuna fish and a nice helping of veg (that the kids won’t notice!) so it’s an ideal weeknight pasta bake that can be pre-prepared, and then popped in the oven when you’re ready for it.

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Serves approx 6: 500g packet of pasta (I chose penne, which is the cheapest in my local supermarket at 39p!), 1 tin of tuna chunks in spring water, 1 tin chopped tomatoes, 1 large onion (red or white), 2 fresh tomatoes, 2 tsp garlic paste, 3 tbsp tomato puree, 2 tsp mixed herbs, 2 tbsp flour, 3/4 pint milk, 50g cheese, 2 knob of butter, splash of oil.

  • Cook up a pack of pasta according to packet instructions and in the meantime, you can get on with preparing the sauce.
  • Finely chop the onions and fry in the oil until the softened.
  • In a larger pan, melt the butter then add the flour and stir before adding the milk a bit at a time so that the sauce thickens.
  • When all the milk is combined, add the garlic paste, tomato puree and herbs and stir through before adding the tin of tuna, cooked onions and tin of chopped tomatoes.
  • Add in the cooked pasta and stir to combine before adding to an oven-proof dish and arranging sliced tomatoes on top with a sprinkling of cheddar cheese
  • Bake in the oven until tomatoes have softened, cheese is melted and looks golden brown on top

 

I hope you give this recipe a go, and let me know how you get on 🙂

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

6 thoughts on “Pieday Friday Recipe – Tuna Napolitana

  1. Ah that’s great news, I’m so pleased you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks very much for letting me know, I’m delighted! 😀

  2. I always get paid out for making a boring pasta, so last night after finding a can of Tuna at the farm, I thought let’s try something new. Your meal was a pleasure to make and won me – the books of the family a big tick. The kids and my wife loved the meal. It made two large casserole dishes and the kids want it for lunch today. Thanks again from Anglesea in Australia ;). PS I will make this many more times

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