Creamy Tomato Tuna Pasta Bake Recipe

Creamy Tomato Tuna Pasta Bake is filling, healthy, and affordable. For busy weeknight dinners, this one-pot meal can be ready in 20 minutes. 

– 2 ½ cups uncooked penne or other pasta – 14 oz can of tuna in oil  – 8-12 cherry tomatoes or plum tomatoe – ½ cup black or mixed olives  – 2 teaspoon dried oregano – 1 tablespoon olive oil – 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves minced – 1 ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese or grated cheddar – 14 oz Marinara  – Black pepper to taste – Fresh basil leave



As directed on the package, boil the pasta until it's al dente. To the pasta water, add one tablespoon of oil.  

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After the pasta is cooked, add tuna, marinara sauce, garlic powder, 1 teaspoon oregano, and cooked pasta to a large mixing bowl. 

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In a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, layer half the pasta mix, half the cheese, another pasta layer, and olives and tomatoes.  

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Finally, top with a layer of the remaining cheese and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of oregano.  

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Bake until the cheese is thoroughly melted, about 20 minutes, at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Add more oregano and fresh herbs as garnish.

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