Scrummy Pasta Dishes!

It may be February, and the month of the baking & cooking learning may be over, but I’m carrying on with learning new recipes still when I can. So Karen and Debbie, my craft buddies, have been teaching me dishes that I can make up in batches and freeze as needed, so it’s easy for me to have them to hand when I’m home alone (my disability means it’s extremely difficult for me to cook alone).

The dish we made this time round is a tuna pasta, which had a crisp topping (I’m allergic to cheese so this was an alternative that gave it a bit of a different texture and taste.) The recipe was:

Tuna Pasta

Ingredients – Canned tuna, pasta (variety of your choice, I used twirls), mixed herbs, garlic & onion salt (or real onions if you prefer), passata, crisps for topping (I used ready salted, but if you wanted to add a bit of flavouring you could maybe use something like worcestershire sauce or something cheesy), and any additional flavourings and ingredients (eg mushrooms) you fancy.

Equipment – Saucepan, casserole dish, hob, oven, spoon (non-metallic)

Method:

  1. Put some water in a saucepan to boil, ready for the pasta.
  2. In a separate pan, gently heat the passata, regularly stirring to ensure it doesn’t burn. Once warmed, add in the herbs, garlic and onion salt etc.
  3. Drain the cooked pasta (check if it’s cooked by taking one out of the water and either squeeze between your fingers or bite to see if it’s cooked enough for you) thoroughly.
  4. Add the pasta to the sauce and mix thoroughly together, ensuring all of the pasta is thoroughly covered in the sauce.
  5. Transfer all of the pasta and sauce to the casserole dish, spreading evenly throughout.
  6. Crush the crisps into medium size pieces (see pictures), then spread over pasta (or if using cheese, grate it and spread all over top of pasta).
  7. Put into a medium-heat oven (about 180′) for about 10 minutes or so, until the pasta & crisps are nicely browned.
  8. Serve while nice and hot!!

You can also make this with diced chicken and stuff too. Anyway, it’s absolutely delicious! And very filling too!

Hope you enjoy the sound of this, and some of you fancy having a go at making it.

Speak to you soon!

Donna x

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