Tuna and Chorizo Pasta Bake with Cheesy Herb Crust Recipe

A Tuna and Chorizo Pasta Bake recipe with a crunch and cheesy Herb Crust. Totally delicious!

This recipe will take around 45 minutes and make for around 4-6 servings.


To make 1 serving

  • Around 350g pasta
  • 2 tins of chopped tomatoesCould swap for passata
  • Grated Cheddar Cheese to taste
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 Onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • Handful chopped chroizo
  • 2 tins of tuna, drained
  • 2 tablespoons of creme fraiche (or cream cheese or cream - whatever you have!)
  • 2 tablespoon mixed Italian herbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Handful of breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil

How to make Tuna and Chorizo Pasta Bake with Cheesy Herb Crust:

  1. Heat a frying pan with oil in over a medium heat.
  2. Chop the onion, garlic and pepper and add to pan.
  3. Fry for a couple of minutes until beginning to soften.
  4. Chop chorizo into small pieces if not already and add to the same pan.
  5. Put pasta on to boil per pack instructions.
  6. Continue to fry the vegetables until soft and chorizo has released its oils.
  7. Add in the chopped tomatoes, creme fraiche (or cream cheese/cream) and drained tuna.
  8. Stir on a low heat for a couple of minutes
  9. Add 1 tablespoon of herbs and season with salt and pepper.
  10. Pre-heat the grill to a medium heat.
  11. When the pasta is cooked, drain and put into oven proof pasta dish.
  12. Pour the sauce over the top of the pasta and mix together.
  13. Layer the grated cheese on top of the pasta.
  14. Sprinkle remaining herbs over the cheese.
  15. Sprinkle with a layer of breadcrumbs.
  16. Grill for about 8-10 minutes or until breadcrumbs are golden brown and cheese is melted!