Simple gluten free tuna pasta bake with vegetables

Healthy tuna pasta bake

A simple healthy tuna pasta bake recipe that can be adapted to make it gluten-free, dairy free and low carb. It's also egg-free, nut-free and soya-free. A real favourite with kids.

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword dairy free tuna pasta bake, gluten free tuna pasta bake, tuna pasta bake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 395 kcal
Author Vicki Montague


  • 1 onion finely chopped (or whizzed in a handheld chopper)
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot chopped or diced
  • 100 g green beans cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 100 g sweetcorn frozen or tinned
  • 500 ml tomato passata or 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • tsp dried mixed herbs fresh if you have them
  • 1 pinch chilli powder optional
  • ½ tsp wholegrain mustard i use Tesco own
  • 1 tin tuna in spring water, drained
  • Ground black pepper
  • 300 g Gluten-free pasta
Metric - US Customary units


  1. Cook the onion, carrot and beans in a large saucepan with enough water to cover them, over a low heat, for approx. 10 mins, lid on

  2. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute before adding all the remaining sauce ingredients except the tuna. Make sure the vegetables don't dry out completely in this time or they will burn on the bottom

  3. Cook over a low heat with the lid on, adding water if necessary to retain a sauce that isn't too think or thin, for approx. 30 minutes or until the vegetables are soft. Stir occasionally to make sure the sauce doesn't stick on the bottom of the pan

  4. Add the tuna to the sauce along with the seasoning and heat through for a couple of minutes
  5. While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta according to the instructions on the pack
  6. Mix the sauce with the pasta. If your diet allows, place the pasta and sauce in a heat-proof dish, grate cheese on the top and grill for a few minutes until the cheese has melted and started to brown

  7. Serve with vegetables or salad of choice

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information for guidance only

Nutrition Facts
Healthy tuna pasta bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 830mg24%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 3905IU78%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.