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.


4 medium


  • 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


Cook penne following package instructions.

Put them into an oven safe tray and set aside.


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.


Easy isn’t it?




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