Tuna & Fettuccine Bake

We love tuna pasta and this is a great way to have it – in a bake covered with cheese! It is easy to prepare and perfect for that busy week day as you can make it earlier in the day and it will be in the fridge waiting for you to cook at dinner time. It is a very versatile meal and you can add whatever pasta sauce you like as well as diced zucchini, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, etc. I particularly love tuna because it is in the pantry waiting for me without a used by date on it! If your family love tuna then I am sure they will enjoy this recipe.

Amanda (Simple home cook)

Tuna & fettuccine bake

Easy Family Meal - Tune Fettuccine Bake


  • 400g fettuccine pasta
  • Spray oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 425g tinned tuna in brine
  • 700g bottle pasta sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ cups cottage cheese
  • 250ml thickened cream
  • 1 cup grated cheese

Easy Family Meal - Tune Fettuccine Bake


1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to packet directions.

2. While pasta is cooking, spray a frypan with oil and sauté onion & garlic over high heat until cooked through.

3. Drain tuna & add it to the onion. Stir through.

4. Add pasta sauce, water, sugar, salt & pepper. Stir to combine and bring to the boil.

Easy Family Meal - Tune Fettuccine Bake

5. In a separate jug, combine cottage cheese & cream. Stir to combine.

6. In a large oven proof dish, place drained fettuccine. Top with tuna & tomato mixture. Spread to cover the pasta. Pour over cottage cheese mixture & sprinkle over grated cheese. Cover & refrigerate until required.

Easy Family Meal - Tune Fettuccine Bake

Easy Family Meal - Tune Fettuccine Bake


7. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Cook, covered for 30 mins, then uncover and cook for a further 10 mins or until heated through. If cooking immediately after preparing, reduce cooking time to 20 mins with a further 10 mins uncovered.

Easy Family Meal - Tune Fettuccine Bake Easy Family Meal - Tune Fettuccine Bake

Post written by Amanda Arnold

My name is Amanda and I am passionate about simple, quick and affordable recipes that anyone can make. I have a facebook page called ‘Simple home cook’ where I share my recipes which will get you through your busy week that won’t break your budget. Please head over and check out my FB pages ‘Simple home cook’ and ‘ALDI home cook’.


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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at www.foodbefore5.com.au and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/foodbefore5

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  1. Kelly says

    I have a BBQ chook in the fridge that I need to use so I’m going to substitute the tune for chicken and see how it goes. Thank you.

  2. Tracey says

    Hi I have made this dish before and my kids and partner loved it and will be making it again tomorrow night!

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