This spicy tuna pasta bake is super easy and quick to make but tastes fantastic and looks impressive! All ingredients are readily available so this is something you can rustle up, without breaking a sweat, even after work to feed a crowd. The sun-dried tomatoes and olives add a grown up twist and make this bake stand out from your bog standard tuna pasta bake! I hope you enjoy!
Cook pasta following packet directions, until almost tender (I under-cooked it by 3 minutes from packet instructions as it will be baked later). Drain well. Return to pan.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a frying pan over high heat. Cook garlic and onion, stirring, for 3 minutes or until light golden. Add passata, herbs, sun-dried tomatoes, sugar and salt. Season with pepper. Add chilli, to taste. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 3 minutes.
Pour sauce over pasta in pan. Add olives and tuna. Toss to combine. Transfer mixture to a 12-cup-capacity baking dish. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Serve sprinkled with parsley.
Best served with, of course, an Aperol Spritz! I added some cranberries to mine on this occasion for a festive twist!