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Cheesy Tuna Pasta

This is my daughter’s absolute favourite dish but I hadn’t been able to make it for more than a year as the key ingredient (condensed asparagus soup) was suddenly not available in any supermarket.  She has literally pined for this dish and I keep explaining the situation to her and how I have contacted the manufacturer (Batchelors) who still make the soup and that they only sell it to Sainsbury but after making a request for them to stock it in my area it has fallen on deaf ears.  Hence I decided to go off piste as they say and try the dish with condensed celery soup.  This worked just as well as my daughter hardly noticed the difference.  My mother used to make this recipe with condensed mushroom soup as well but personally I am not so keen on this.  This recipe originally came from a family friend and is quick, simple and very satisfying.

Stir the cheese in until it is gooey and melted, then add to the pasta.


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Cheesy Tuna Pasta
 
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Pasta spirals in a gooey, soupy, cheesy sauce with onions and tuna. Delicious.
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Recipe type: Main Meal
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Light olive oil
  • 1 Large onion, finely chopped
  • 350g / 14 oz Pasta spirals
  • 1 Tin condensed asparagus or celery soup
  • 100g Mature cheddar, grated
  • 185g / 6 ½ oz Tin of tuna, drained
Instructions
  1. Sweat the onions on a low heat in a large non-stick pan for 10 minutes stirring occasionally (using a lid makes them less likely to burn).
  2. While the onions are sweating, cook the pasta according to the instructions.
  3. Add the soup and tuna to the onions and heat through.
  4. Stir in the grated cheese until it melts.
  5. Drain the pasta and add the sauce and mix thoroughly.
  6. Serve with a mixed salad.

 

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  1. Jane Middleton

    Would love to try this, just the type of food I love

  2. Maddy

    The simplest dishes re often the best :)

    1. Camilla

      Exactly, but we’re still mourning the demise of condensed asparagus soup as that was our favourite for this dish!

  3. Susan Joyce Rogers

    Thanks for this, a quick and easy meal ,my grandchildren love pasta

  4. Ursula Hunt

    Great quick mid week meal

  5. claire wilkinson

    looks fab

  6. Paul Wilson

    Liking the asparagus twist.

  7. Lisa Williams

    This looks delicious and easy :) Thank you for your posts they really help when I am struggling to find something for dinner !!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, it’s nice to be appreciated:-)

  8. Jo Booth

    tuna pasta is my daughters favourite, I’ll try your recipe next time instead of using the jar of sauce :-)

  9. Lisa Williams

    brilliant use of a usually boring ingredient :)

  10. Sarah Maclean

    Sounds delicious, have now added condensed soup (asparagus or celery) to my shopping list!

  11. Claire Toplis

    I never would have though of aspagarus soup !

    1. Camilla

      No and it’s such a shame that one can’t get it anymore!

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