Cheesy Tuna and Pasta Bake

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 50 minutes
  • 4 servings

Have you ever tried baking tuna and pasta together in one sweet combo? If not, then the time has come today! You can use vermicelli pasta, which is like spaghetti, but thinner. Or you can choose some other pasta, because that’s not the key to this dish. The casserole is special thanks to the mix of tuna and capers, paired with cheese sauce, which coats everything. You won’t be able to forget it!

Ingredients Needed for Cheesy Tuna and Pasta Bake

3 vermicellis pasta nests
salt
vegetable oil
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
pepper
paprika powder
1 ounce caper
1 cup heavy cream
dried basil
5.5 ounces of tuna, canned
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
3 ounces of mozzarella, shredded
2 ounces of parmesan, grated
chili flakes
oregano

How to Cook Cheesy Tuna and Pasta Bake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F/175 degrees C.
  2. Put water in a saucepan, add a pinch of salt, and bring it to a boil.
  3. Cook the vermicelli pasta nests according to package directions.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a bit of vegetable oil in a skillet and cook the onion and the garlic until soften.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika powder.
  6. Add the capers, 1/4 cup (55 grams) of heavy cream, and dried basil by taste.
  7. Add the tuna and mix.
  8. In a separate bowl, pour the remaining heavy cream, dried basil, salt, lemon juice, 2 ounces (55 grams) of mozzarella, 1 ounce (30 grams) of parmesan, and pepper. Mix everything until you get a thick sauce.
  9. Drain the pasta and put them in a glass baking dish.
  10. Spread the tuna mixture over the pasta. Top with the cheese sauce.
  11. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and parmesan, and some chili flakes.
  12. Bake the dish for 15 minutes.
  13. If you want, garnish with fresh oregano before serving.

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