• Serves 8
  • 40 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 10 Ingredients


Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake ticks so many boxes … don’t you think?

Whether it’s a busy weeknight and you need dinner on the table in a half hour, you’re wanting to get the kids to start helping with cooking dinner or you need a really easy and yet substantial side dish when you’re feeding a crowd, a big Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake is always a winner.

We love that this recipe is literally a ‘throw everything together’ recipe.  Then while it’s bubbling away in the oven, you can sort something else out (or have a wine)!

We adore Sirena Tuna in Olive Oil for this recipe – we use the large tin but you could get away with the smaller tin if you wanted to save a few dollars (or your family don’t like to double down on tuna).

So … hands up who needs a fresh take on their Pasta Bakes! This one is sure to please.

Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 1 packet Pasta Shells, cooked until just al dente
  • 400g Tin Tuna (any brand is fine but Sirena Tuna in Oil is our favourite for this recipe)
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 1 small Brown Onion, finely diced
  • 600ml Thickened Cream
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Finely ground pepper
  • 2 tsp Cornflour
  • 2 cups Mozarella Cheese, shredded or grated


  1. Combine the onion, cream, mustard, salt, pepper and cornflour in the bottom of a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly to distribute ingredients and remove any lumps of cornflour.
  2. Add the pasta shells, the tuna (drain about half the oil away) and the baby spinach and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour the mix into a large ovenproof baking dish and then sprinkle with the mozarella cheese.
  4. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes until everything is hot through and the cheese is beautifully melted.

Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake at the top of your list because everyone loves tuna?

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  • Tuna pasta bake is always a favourite in my house and this recipe looks yum!


  • I will be trying this now that it is getting colder. So pleased to see I can quarter the amounts required in the recipe so I can make a really small one for a single person and give them to my wonderful neighbours.


  • thanks for sharing – look for a good weeknight easy meal


  • I can’t believe this. I was wondering what to cook for the weekend and I’ve got all of these ingredients in my cupboard and fridge. Thank you for saving me time.


  • I love tuna pasta bake but unfortunately hubby isn’t a big fan.
    At least I can have the whole thing to myself lol.
    Thank you for sharing.


  • Tuna Pasta bake is one of the few dishes everyone in my house loves. This one looks great, Im going to try it tonight :)


  • Looks easy and yummy but I would prefer canned salmon .


  • Seems to be a very easy recipe to make – would be great as a standby as has been suggested. Thanks for sharing.


  • Sounds fantastic a little different from the norm so I’m trying it out on my fussy teens thanks.


  • When I make tuna bake I use tuna in spring water, I don’t like the one with oil


  • My family have learned to love my tuna bake – a different version of this one but yummy nonetheless.


  • Thank you for sharing, not a fan of fish but this sounds nice.


  • This sounds so homely and delicious for the family.


  • I haven’t made a tuna bake in a long time. This sounds and looks delicious.


  • We love cheesy tuna pasta bake in our house. This is a little different, so I’ll take some ideas from this. I add cream of mushroom soup to the mix and creamed corn. But will definitely add spinach and some dijon mustard.


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