Looking for an easy midweek dinner option? Try this extremely simple yet delicious creamy tuna pasta bake with lots of Parmesan cheese.

Fioa

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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 1 tablespoon olive oil.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an ovenproof baking dish.

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

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

Cook's Note:

You can use any small shaped pasta.

Nutrition Facts

857 calories; protein 48.9g 98% DV; carbohydrates 79.9g 26% DV; fat 38.7g 60% DV; cholesterol 139.5mg 47% DV; sodium 517.8mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2018
This tasted pretty good! As written, I think the recipe is a great starting point to customize this dish however you'd like. I tasted it before putting it into the oven, and felt like it needed a bit of something. So I added in mushrooms and peas, and I feel that's what this dish was missing--a few veggies. I could see also adding in carrots, celery, garlic, or bell peppers too. I also used shell pasta in place of penne. Overall, it's a great, simple dish to fix according to what your family likes. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/16/2019
Bland and very dry... super disappointed with this dish. I’ve made almost all my family meals from this app and have been amazed at so many recipes, but this one missed the mark in a big way. I’m not one for boxed dinners, but honestly, Tuna Helper, is tastier than this recipe. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2018
This tasted pretty good! As written, I think the recipe is a great starting point to customize this dish however you'd like. I tasted it before putting it into the oven, and felt like it needed a bit of something. So I added in mushrooms and peas, and I feel that's what this dish was missing--a few veggies. I could see also adding in carrots, celery, garlic, or bell peppers too. I also used shell pasta in place of penne. Overall, it's a great, simple dish to fix according to what your family likes. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2018
I will make it again Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2018
Made exactly as written and it was fantastic! Next time I'll add mushrooms and peas maybe some celery. Loved it though! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2019
Wow! So quick and easy with a delicious taste. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2020
My family loved this dish. I added tomatoes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2020
Kids and husband love this dish. easy to make with ingredients I usually have at home. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2019
I made this recipe with some adjustments yesterday for dinner and it was so tasty! I used Barilla brand Veggie penne and added some sliced olives and frozen peas. It's a new favorite for me. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2019
I added mushrooms and that made it even better! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2018
This was easy and delish! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/16/2019
Bland and very dry... super disappointed with this dish. I’ve made almost all my family meals from this app and have been amazed at so many recipes, but this one missed the mark in a big way. I’m not one for boxed dinners, but honestly, Tuna Helper, is tastier than this recipe. Read More
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