Easy Tuna-Broccoli Pasta Bake

2014 May 29 |  Written by:  | Tags:

Easy Tuna-Broccoli Pasta Bake, 2.7 out of 5 based on 51 ratings Is there anything more comforting and filling on a cold winter’s day than a hot, bubbly pasta bake? This recipe combines the goodness of melted cheese and pasta with healthy tuna and broccoli for a satisfying meal that you can cook in less than an hour, with minimum ingredients. You can choose to add other vegetables you might have, such as peas or canned sweet corn and season the dish with other herbs and spices as you see fit. Leftovers are great for office or school lunches, too. So get your casserole or baking dishes out and get ready to warm your kitchen – and dining table – with this really easy tuna-broccoli pasta bake!

Tuna-Broccoli Pasta Bake

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes


  • 285 g pasta shells
  • 450 g canned tuna in water, drained
  • 450 g cooked broccoli florets, drained
  • 450 ml milk
  • 225 g cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 30 g butter
  • 30 g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 160 g dry bread crumbs or crumbled Ritz crackers
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • extra shredded cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 175C.
  2. Cook pasta shells according to package instructions and drain well.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat.
  4. Add flour, salt and pepper, stirring constantly until smooth and simmering.
  5. Add milk in gradually then bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Remove from heat.
  8. Add cooked pasta shells, broccoli and tuna in. Mix well.
  9. Transfer everything to a 2L casserole dish.
  10. Cover dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, until bubbly.
  11. In a bowl, mix bread crumbs or crumbled crackers together with melted butter.
  12. Sprinkle mixture over the casserole. Add extra shredded cheese if desired.
  13. Bake uncovered for 5-6 more minutes, until top turns golden brown. Serve hot and enjoy!
Tuna-Broccoli Pasta Bake

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Rating: 2.7/5 (51 votes cast)
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    4 Responses to Easy Tuna-Broccoli Pasta Bake

    1. jan brown  says:

      Excellent! Tasty, quick to prepare, nourishing – top marks.

      • Zye Angiwan  says:

        Thanks, Jan. We’re glad you liked it!

    2. Barb  says:

      Not a big fan of tuna but this dish is yummy, will be putting this on the menu again. Nom Nom

      • Zye Angiwan  says:

        Glad you like it, Barb!

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