Tuna pasta bake

1 tin of tuna, preferably in spring water or brine
1 medium onion chopped
1 small jar or carton of passata
1 small handful of basil leave chopped
1-2 tsp dried mixed herbs (depending on how much you like)
1 clove garlic crushed
1 tblsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp light soy sauce
250 g pasta, either penne or twists
Grated parmesan and/or cheddar

Boil pasta in plenty of salted boiling water until it nearly cooked, must have some “bite” left in it and not be soft. Depending on the pasta you use check the instructions on the back of the packet. Then drain and set aside. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6. In a saute or frying pan, heat a little olive oil then add the onions and garlic and soften. Then add all the other ingredients and cook for around 10 mins on a medium heat to get them all nicely merged together. Taste to ensure the seasoning is right, if not enough salt then add a little more soy sauce and as much freshly ground black pepper as you like. Once cooked add the pasta and mix thoroughly then tip into an oven proof dish, cover with grated cheese, I use a combination of both but that’s up to you. Then pop in the oven for around 30 minutes until the top is lovely and melted and browned. Serve with a green salad or on it’s own if you’re feeling lazy!

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