Cheesy tuna pesto pasta

Throw together some storecupboard ingredients and pop under the grill for a simple midweek meal

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 696
  • fat 27g
  • saturates 11g
  • carbs 79g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 40g
  • salt 1.5g


  • 400g penne
  • 200g can yellowfin tuna in olive oil
  • 190g jar basil pesto (or try a different flavour such as spinach, tomato or aubergine pesto)
  • 100g cheddar, grated
  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Boil the pasta. Meanwhile, tip the tuna and its oil into a large bowl with the pesto. Mash together with a wooden spoon. Stir in a third of the cheese and all of the tomatoes. Heat the grill to high.

  2. When the pasta is cooked, drain and toss through the pesto mix. Tip into a shallow baking dish and scatter with the remaining cheese. Place the dish under the grill for 3-4 mins until just melted, then serve with a green salad and garlic bread.

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