Tuna & Sweet Corn Pasta Bake is an easy meal to whip up on a busy night! This classic dish is always a hit with the whole family, and it's so simple to make. Plus, it's pantry-friendly so you can always have the ingredients on hand. Tuna and sweetcorn are a classic combination that just works. The sweetness of the corn pairs perfectly with the rich flavor of the tuna, and the cheese brings it all together.
Author: Bits of Carey
Canned Tuna in Water
Sweet Corn Kernels
or Frozen Sweet Corn Kernels
Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Boil a large pot of salted water for the
Penne Pasta (4 1/3 cups)
Cheddar Cheese (2 cups)
and chop the
. When pasta is al dente (cooked but firm), drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
Sauté the onion in
Salted Butter (1/4 cup)
until softened and fragrant. Add the
All-Purpose Flour (1/2 cup)
and stir vigorously.
Milk (4 cups)
and whisk over moderate heat until smooth, thickened, and starts to boil. Remove from the heat.
Canned Tuna in Water (1 cup)
Sweet Corn Kernels (1 can)
, 3/4 of the cheese, and
Italian Flat-Leaf Parsley (1 handful)
. Mix until evenly combined. Season well with
Salt (to taste)
Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
Transfer into a large baking dish and top with remaining cheese.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
Sprinkle with parsley or chives and serve immediately.
Yields 4-6 servings.
For a saucier pasta bake, remove 1/4 of the penne in the recipe.
Macaroni pasta is also a good option for this recipe.
To change things up weekly, Tuna can be replaced with 2 cups of shredded left-over roast chicken or 1/2 lb bacon (to be fried with onions).
Nutrition Per Serving
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