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.

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

  • Yummy….. looks so tempting these cheesy tuna bake :)


  • this looks good


  • Sounds great! So quick and easy! Win-win!!


  • A quick and easy dinner winner. Every thing in one place. great. thanx.

    • Well said. My type of quick and easy meal too.


  • This is so tasty Ruth. Thank you for sharing it with us on MOM.


  • Look delicious, my children will love it.


  • Oh hump! Looks so go and easy must try


  • Yum this looks very tasty! I love pasta anyway it comes! Thanks for sharing!


  • I make a similar Tuna Pasta Bake but include Cream of Mushroom Soup and creamed corn. Whilst my son doesn’t love tuna, he gobbles this up.


  • oh I love Tuna Bake… It’s a favorite on Good Friday in our home. Thank you for sharing


  • I like it.


  • This would be very tasty indeed!


  • Thanks for sharing this pasta recipe. I always add peas and corn to my tuna pasta bake.

    • Your welcome! yes I always add something different each time.

      • I love it because it gives the dish colour and variety.


  • Good old tuna bake, haven’t made this in ages!

    • It certainly is a classic. I love this as its so simple. My teenage son makes it now!


  • fresh pasta; would be delicious

    • I have always used packet macaroni but used homemade penne pasta – was such a different flavour.


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