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11 INGREDIENTS 8 STEPS 50min

Tuna & Sweet Corn Pasta Bake

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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.
Tuna & Sweet Corn Pasta Bake Recipe | SideChef
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.
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50min
Total Time
$3.48
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
4
US / METRIC
4 1/3 cups
Penne Pasta
1
Onion
4 cups
2 cans
(5 oz)
Tuna in Water , drained
1 can
(14 oz)
Sweet Corn Kernels , drained
or Frozen Sweet Corn Kernels
1 handful
or Chives
to taste
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
1131
FAT
38.9 g
PROTEIN
59.8 g
CARBS
137.1 g

Author's Notes

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).

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
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) .
Step 2
Grate the Cheddar Cheese (2 cups) and chop the Onion (1) . When pasta is al dente (cooked but firm), drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
Step 3
Sauté the onion in Salted Butter (1/4 cup) until softened and fragrant. Add the All-Purpose Flour (1/2 cup) and stir vigorously.
Step 4
Pour in Milk (4 cups) and whisk over moderate heat until smooth, thickened, and starts to boil. Remove from the heat.
Step 5
Add Tuna in Water (2 cans) , 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) and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste) .
Step 6
Transfer into a large baking dish and top with remaining cheese.
Step 7
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
Step 8
Sprinkle with parsley or chives and serve immediately.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1131
% Daily Value*
Fat
38.9 g
50%
Saturated Fat
21.6 g
108%
Trans Fat
0.5 g
--
Cholesterol
143.5 mg
48%
Carbohydrates
137.1 g
50%
Fiber
6.8 g
24%
Sugars
22.0 g
--
Protein
59.8 g
120%
Sodium
845.5 mg
37%
Vitamin D
0.3 µg
2%
Calcium
809.6 mg
62%
Iron
5.5 mg
31%
Potassium
581.3 mg
12%
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