Easy Weeknight Pasta Bake With Tuna

Sometimes even awesome food bloggers don’t have time for their complicated, yet amazing creations. That’s why easy recipes come to the rescue.

When I worked as a chef, I remember my colleagues making this kind of meal for the entire staff before service when we were busy with prep work for Saturday evening.

I didn’t like this kind of meal at first, but after making it multiple times for dinner at home, I realized that it has to be a go-to recipe for every single busy person, who wants a fresh delicious meal prepared with minimum effort.

The meal can basically be made out of any ingredients you have in the fridge. Just throw them together on a tray with pasta of choice and bake until ready.

Nothing can be as simple and delicious as this pasta bake I made in under 30 minutes while preparing for my exam at UC Berkeley.

Servings:

4 medium

Ingredients:

  • 200 g penne
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 50 ml white wine
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 200 gm san marzano canned
  • 300 g tuna canned
  • 3 tbsp of grated parmesan
  • Basil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Method:

Cook penne following package instructions.

Put them into an oven safe tray and set aside.

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Dice onion and fry until golden brown. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add wine and reduce by half.

Add san marzano and cook for 5-7 minutes over medium heat.

Add sauce, tuna, paprika, salt and basil to pasta.IMG_9997

Preheat oven to 160C/320F.

Place your pasta into the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Then add cheese and cook for another 5-7 minutes.
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Done!

Easy isn’t it?

 

 

 

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