Easy Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake

Easy Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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This easy creamy tuna pasta bake by Kitchen Sanctuary is the perfect dinner meal. It’s creamy, delicious, and filling! It is a combination of rigatoni pasta, cheese, sweet corn, peas, and a creamy sauce. Everything blends well Everyone in my family loves this recipe so much, and we make it every time we have canned tuna at home. Preparing this meal is easier than you can imagine!


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You probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry, like butter, milk, all-purpose flour, onion, and cheese. The homemade sauce is super cheesy, creamy, and flavorful. I bet it will be gone in just a few minutes!

It is already a filling meal, but if you want to serve it with a side, you can choose from a garden salad, garlic bread, potato wedges, or steamed broccoli.

For more tuna recipes, check these out: One-Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole RecipeEasy & Quick Canned Tuna Patties RecipeAward-Winning Tuna Macaroni Salad Recip

Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake Ingredients

  • 14 oz of rigatoni pasta
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup of plain or all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups of milk
  • 2 1/2 packed cups strong cheddar (grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 11 oz canned tuna, drained and flaked (albacore tuna preferred)
  • 11 1/2 oz canned sweetcorn (drained)
  • 1 cup of frozen peas

How to Make Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake

Step 1:

Start by preheating your oven to 350F.

Step 2:

Fill a large pan of water and let it come to a boil. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 3:

While waiting for the pasta, melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the onion. Cook over low heat for 6 to 8 minutes until soft.

Step 4:

Turn the heat to medium and add the flour. Stir and cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 5:

Slowly pour the milk while mixing using a whisk.

Step 6:

Continue to heat the mixture while stirring until it thickens.

Step 7:

Stir in 2/3 of the cheese until melted. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.

Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake Ingredients
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Step 8:

Drain the pasta and transfer into a baking dish.

Step 9:

Pour the white sauce over the pasta, then add the tuna, sweetcorn, and peas. Mix everything, then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.

How to Make Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake
Image by Kitchen Sanctuary via YouTube

Step 10:

Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown. Garnish with fresh parsley then serve. Enjoy!


Easy Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake

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