This is a super quick and easy recipe I made for my seven young children out of whatever I could find in my cupboard one evening! I'd say normally it'd serve 4 adults or up to 6 children. It's on the table in less than 30 minutes.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
20 mins
25 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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 return penne to the pot.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Mix tuna, spaghetti sauce, salt, pepper, and Italian herbs into the drained penne. Pour penne mixture into an oven-proof dish. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and bread crumbs.

  • Broil in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and breadcrumbs are crispy, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use any kind of cheese you like.

Nutrition Facts

402 calories; protein 23.5g; carbohydrates 58g; fat 8.8g; cholesterol 30.1mg; sodium 238.4mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
This was good for needing dinner on the table in a pinch with minimal ingredients that you PROBABLY have in the pantry already. I wanted to follow the recipe to a T but the amount of pasta in a box of penne was a LOT so already I found myself modifying amounts. I used 1/2 the box of penne and used the other 1/2 on a different recipe I was prepping for freezer meals. I used more than 4TBSP of marinara - more like 1 cup. Everything else was following the recipe closely! It got my husband's stamp of approval and was almost too easy for me to make so I'll definitely add it into my rotation. I would be eager to see what others do to enhance their version of this dish to modify it some more next time. Perhaps a couple of veggies to add some sweetness or crunch? Thank you for sharing! Read More