Tuna Fish Pasta
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Recipe type: Lunch
Serves: 4-6
  • 200 g pasta
  • 1 tin tuna
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 125 ml double cream
  • 100 g light cream cheese
  • 125 ml milk
  • 50 g cheddar
  • sprinkle Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, drain (no need to rinse under cold water) and set aside. Pre-heat the grill.
  2. Mix together the tuna and the tomatoes and tip into an oven-proof baking dish
  3. Add the cream, cream cheese and milk to a small pan and mix together over a medium heat, as you mix it together the cream cheese should melt. I use a balloon whisk.
  4. When the cream cheese has melted and there are no lumps, add half of the chedar and mix again until that has melted too.
  5. Add the cooked pasta into the baking dish with the tomatoes and tuna, mix together lightly with a spoon. Pour over the creamy cheese sauce.
  6. Sprinkle the other half of the cheddar over the top as well as the Parmesan, if using.
  7. Put the dish under your pre-heated grill for around ten minutes until the top is golden and bubbling - keep and eye on it!
  8. Serve at the table, but be careful as the baking dish and melted cheese will be very hot!
If you want to make this dish ahead, follow all the same steps, but instead of grilling it to melt the cheese, pop it into a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees celsius and bake for 20 minutes, making sure the tuna and pasta are piping hot inside.
Recipe by Ren Behan - Author Wild Honey and Rye at http://www.renbehan.com/2012/02/ultimate-comfort-food-quick-tuna-fish-pasta-to-make-us-all-better.html