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Baked Tuna Pasta

Creamy and indulgent Tuna pasta bake is a comfort meal that the entire family loves. Canned tuna and pasta tossed in a creamy cheesy sauce and baked until bubbly.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 740kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Fusili Pasta
  • 2 6 ounce can water-packed tuna
  • 4 tablespoon Butter
  • 3 tablespoon All-purpose Flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground yellow mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Boil water in a big pot, season generously with salt. Cook pasta as per package instructions. Pasta should be cooked just 'al dente'. Reserve 1 cup of cooked pasta water for later use.
  • While the pasta is cooked, melt butter in another in a large skillet/pot.
  • Stir in flour. Let it bubble on low heat for about 30-40 seconds. The raw smell of the flour should be gone but make sure the flour doesn't get brown.
  • Slowly add half of the milk to the skillet while stirring the mixture continuosly with the other hand.
  • The mixture will start to thicken quickly. Then slowly add the rest of the milk and keep stirring to avoid any lumps.
  • Reduce the heat. Add half and half, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, yellow mustard powder, herb seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder , salt and pepper. Mix everything well.
  • Drain tuna well and break any big chunk to medium sized pieces. Add it to above sauce along with cooked pasta.
  • After mixing if it looks too thick, then add about ½ cup pasta water saved to the skillet to get a creamy consistency.
  • Spray a 9X13 casserole dish with non stick spray. Pour in the pasta mixture to the dish.
  • Bake casserole for 25 to 30 minutes, uncovered, or until heated through  and the edges start to set.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 740kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 391mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1409IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 413mg | Iron: 1mg