Easy Tuna Pasta Bake


This tuna pasta bake recipe is an easy, midweek dinner option. It is an extremely simple yet delicious and creamy dish with lots of Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 (14.6 ounce) package penne pasta

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 (5 ounce) cans tuna, drained and flaked

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ¼ cups grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an oven-proof baking dish.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and toss pasta with olive oil.

  3. While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add tuna and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in heavy cream; season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Add penne and toss well. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and cover with Parmesan cheese.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.


You can use any small, shaped pasta.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

857 Calories
39g Fat
80g Carbs
49g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 857
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 21g 106%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 518mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 355mg 27%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 533mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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