tuna pasta bake
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Tuna Pasta Bake Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine English
Keyword Pasta, Tuna
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Author Skint Chef


  • 500 g pasta 29p/500g
  • 1 tbsp oil 2p, 10p/100ml
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped 32p, 16p each
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 9p, 3p/bulb
  • 3 400 g tinned tomatoes 87p, 29p/can
  • 1 tsp dried basil (or handful of fresh leaves) 5p
  • 4 145 g tinned tuna £2.60, 65p/can
  • 325 g tinned sweetcorn 35p/can
  • 2 25 g salted crisps, crushed 26p, 13p/pack
  • 150 g cheddar cheese, grated 67p, 45p/100g
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the pasta for around 8 minutes until ¾ part done.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and sauté the onions and garlic until lightly browned.
  • Add the tomatoes and basil and cook for 15 minutes on a medium heat.
  • Stir in the tuna and sweetcorn, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the drained pasta into the pan with the tuna mix. Coat the pasta thoroughly and then transfer into a large oven proof dish.
  • Sprinkle the crisps and cheese on top and then cook for 20 minutes on 200C on the middle shelf.


Total cost £5.52, 92p per serving
Figures are correct at the time of calculation. Prices are based on a generic, mid price range supermarket, choosing their own value brand.