simple way to prepare favorite Tuna pasta bake

How is everything going? , I hope you’re having an incredible day today. Today, we’re going to make a special dish, Tuna pasta bake. It is one of my favorites food recipes. For mine, I am going to make it a little bit tasty. This is gonna smell and look delicious.

Tuna pasta bake is one of the most favored of recent trending foods on earth. It is simple, it is quick, it tastes delicious. It is enjoyed by millions every day. They are fine and they look wonderful. Tuna pasta bake is something that I’ve loved my entire life.

Table of Contents

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more to coat baking dish
  • 250g Coles Brand large pasta shells
  • 1 medium brown onion, cut into medium dice
  • 2 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coles Brand ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coles Brand dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Coles Brand red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 cups full-cream milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 x 185g cans Coles Brand tuna chunks in springwater, water reserved
  • 3 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach leaves (75g)
  • 1 cup Coles Brand Australian parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup Coles Smart Buy dried breadcrumbs

Method

  • Step 1
    Position the rack in the centre of the oven and preheat the oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced. Lightly coat a 33cm x 22cm x 5cm baking dish with oil.
  • Step 2
    Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the shells and cook, stirring often to ensure they don�t stick together, for 8 mins, or until tender but still firm to the bite. Drain.
  • Step 3
    Meanwhile, heat a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the 2 tablespoons of oil and heat for 1 min. Add the onion and celery and cook for 5 mins, or until they soften. Stir in the nutmeg and pepper flakes. Add the vinegar and cook, stirring, for about 30 secs, or until it has nearly evaporated.
  • Step 4
    Slowly stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 min, or until it coats the vegetables. Slowly add the milk and water while whisking constantly so no lumps form. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer very gently for 10 mins, or until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Step 5
    Remove pan from heat, and stir the tuna and its juices into the sauce. Stir in the pasta, spinach, and 1/2 cup of the parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  • Step 6
    In a small bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs and remaining 1/2 cup parmesan. Sprinkle over the pasta mixture.
  • Step 7
    Bake for 25 mins, or until bubbly all over and very pale golden on top. Stand at room temperature for 5 mins before serving.

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