• Serves 4
  • 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 300gm Pasta - macaroni or fresh penne pasta
  • 40g Butter
  • 2TBS Plain Flour
  • 2cups Reduced cream milk
  • ¾ cup Grated Cheese
  • 425g Tuna in springwater, drained & flaked


  1. Preheat oven 200 - 220 fan-forced. Cook your pasta according to packet or 4 mins if using fresh penne in a large saucepan of salted boiling water. Drain reserving ¼ cup of water. Return pasta to saucepan.
  2. Melt butter, add flour & allow mixture to bubble for 1 min. Remove from heat. Gradually add the milk until combined. Return to heat. Stir constantly, 3-4 mins until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in ¼ cup of cheese.
  3. Add to pasta with tuna & reserved pasta water. Toss to combine. Season with pepper. Spoon mixture into a casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 10-15 mins until cheese is melted & golden.


Family Favourite - can add corn, capsicum, kidney beans, peas or onions. Serve with a crisp salad. Great for lunches!

  • Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to make it.


  • Wow what a tasty family meal!


  • A nice simple recipe – can change it up with different types of cheese – smoky sounds nice.


  • I like your recipe as it’s quick and easy and we love a pasta bake also with chicken,thanks!


  • Some of the easiest recipes are the best. Your recipe looks like a winner for dinner tonight.


  • OMG this looks and sounds amazing! Great way of getting the kids to eat tuna too I think.


  • funny this coming up on my wall straight after I posted my son’s version – yours sounds great


  • I get really excited about tuna – I add spinach to my bake, and have never made my own pasta, thanks for sharing


  • Love the look of this, thanks.


  • we eat tuna at least once a week and are all partial to a great bake – thanks for sharing


  • i just shared this. it is a great recipe no matter what you add to this


  • yummmm my favourite


  • What a nice idea!


  • Oh yes !! This recipe looks delicious !!
    Thanku :D


  • This looks light a hearty meal….YUM! I must try. Thank you for sharing.


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