Tuna or Bacon Pasta Bake

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Use tuna in oil if you have some. Pour in a bit of the oil from the tuna into a pan and fry some onion and garlic (if you have it). Pour away the rest of the oil. Add the tuna to the pan, and heat through and mix up for a minute.

If using bacon, try the smoked variety as this is tastier and cut up into small pieces.

Add a tin of chopped tomatoes and some mixed herbs or oregano, and a little pepper. Cook for 10 minutes. Add to cooked pasta twirls.

To make it into a ‘bake’ pile it all into an oven dish, and top with cheese.


To make it more interesting, you could add a tablespoon of half-fat creme fraiche to make it extra creamy/or add a tablespoon of brown sugar for a little sweetness or stir in sweetcorn for some vegetable content.