This is a fabulous quick and easy family tea recipe, made from basic store cupboard ingredients. No need for extra salt, but plenty of black pepper will boost the flavour. Or how about adding some chilli flakes for an extra kick?
Definitely go wholegrain on the pasta and bump up the veg content by throwing in whatever you’ve got (tinned mushrooms, frozen peppers), and by serving with a crisp green salad on the side.
Follow a recipe; follow food safety & hygiene rules; tidy away; use a jug to measure liquids; use weighing scales; use a box grater safely; use a tin opener safely; use a colander; use a hob/oven (with adult supervision).
Hob, grill, weighing scales, large saucepan, colander/sieve, wooden spoon, measuring jug, tin opener, large oven proof dish, grater, oven gloves.
Allergens (Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use):
Wheat | Gluten | Milk | Fish | May contain eggs
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 1 can of Cream of Tomato soup (405g)
- 100ml semi skimmed milk
- 300g wholemeal pasta
- 2 cans of tuna in spring water, drained (2 x 180g)
- 1 can of sweetcorn, drained (198g)
- 1 packet of plain crisps, crushed
- 80g reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated
- Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.
- Pour the soup and milk into a large saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring frequently.
- Add the cooked, drained pasta, tuna, sweetcorn and black pepper to the pan, and simmer for 1 minute stirring continuously.
- Pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish, and top it with grated cheese and crushed crisps.
- Place the dish under the grill for 5 minutes or until the cheese is golden.
So thinking about Crunchy Tuna Pasta Bake...
Pasta is low in fat and a good source of starchy carbohydrate and fibre. Wholewheat varieties contain 2.5 times more fibre than white, and a diet rich in wholegrain has been shown to lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
Tuna is a great source of protein, vitamin D, B vitamins and a range of minerals.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins and minerals.
|Energy||2162kJ / 513kcal||26%|
per 402g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 538kJ / 128kcal
A traffic light system is used on nutrition labels to make it easier to see which foods and drinks are lower in calories, fat, sugar and salt. Try and choose more ‘greens’ and ‘ambers’ and fewer ‘reds’, and stick to smaller portions of ‘reds’.
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