This is a quick dinner that can be made from store cupboard ingredients and the result is very satisfying and filling. I make this when I really don’t feel like cooking and all I want to do is stay on the sofa and watch another episode of Family Guy or Drop Dead Diva. If you ever find yourself in that predicament – this recipe takes 10 minutes work and the 45 minutes for baking. Good Luck!
1 can of tuna in water app. 150g
2 cups of dry penne pasta
200g of Philadelphia Light (full-fat will also be delicious but the bake is quite calorific as it is, so I opt for the light version)
½ cup of milk
½ cup of water straight from the kettle
2 Tbsp of grated parmesan
a piece of cheese of your choice to grate on top of the bake, I use Norwegian Jarlsberg but any yellow cheese that you like will do well here
basil and oregano
white pepper and salt
First of all, preheat the oven to 200C/390F.
I have a new oven which heats up to this temperature within 4 minutes so I usually wait with switching it on but this recipe is done so quickly, you will be amazed!
Open the tuna, drain and discard the liquid. Put it in the very same baking dish you are using to make this dinner (this is truly a one pot recipe) and crush it with a fork in order to break up the big pieces. Add finely chopped leek, Philadelphia cheese, pepper, salt and herbs. Mix well to blend all the ingredients. Add dry, uncooked penne pasta and mix to cover all of the pasta pieces. Add water and milk.
Grate the cheeses and sprinkle on top.
Bake for 45 minutes.
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