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to be repulsed by the words 'pasta bake'

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EleanoraBuntingCupcake Sun 23-Aug-09 19:35:07

and i actually retch at teh thought of tuna pasta bake.

squilly Sun 23-Aug-09 19:36:42

I quite like pasta bake, but haven't inflicted made it for my family as they'd share your am torn between YA an YANbu

LovelyTinOfSpam Sun 23-Aug-09 19:38:15

YANBU at all.

PitysSake Sun 23-Aug-09 19:38:31

i have nevr cooked htis meal

differentID Sun 23-Aug-09 19:38:38

it isn't the pasta bake part I have a problem with. it's the tuna.

MovingOutOfBlighty Sun 23-Aug-09 19:40:07

mmm...pasta bake...
[Homer Simpson emoticon]

Overmydeadbody Sun 23-Aug-09 19:40:20


Even the thought of it is horrible.

janeite Sun 23-Aug-09 19:40:23

I used to think this but the dds had one somewhere and loved it, so now I sometimes cook them. Tuna is the work of the devil in any shape or form though. Ye gads - the SMELL.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 23-Aug-09 19:40:59

It does sound revolting, I'll give you that.

Oddly it works though. (Haven't made it for years though)

GirlsAreLoud Sun 23-Aug-09 19:41:24


And either a snob, or just plain strange.

shaninemb Sun 23-Aug-09 19:41:44

mmmmmmmmmmm tuna past bake

ttalloo Sun 23-Aug-09 19:42:11

YANBU - think it's a revolting and lazy way of "cooking", while pretending to put some actual effort into it; far tastier and more honest just to toss some pesto and parmesan into cooked pasta.

cheshirekitty Sun 23-Aug-09 19:42:18

My dh was going to make us a nice seafood rissotto for dinner tomorrow. Then he had a bright idea - use one of those horrible pasta things in a packet instead of doing nice rissotto.

I think dd and myself have managed to persuade him to do the rice.

bibbitybobbityhat Sun 23-Aug-09 19:43:34

Well, you can and should bake pasta in the oven - lasagne and cannelloni being perfect examples. Of course, it is not pasta bake it is pasta *al forno* wink.

But canned tuna heated up in any form is the work of the devil. More offensive to me than tuna pasta bake (sorry) is the tuna melt pannini. Warm canned fish and hot cheese - together in a sandwich????? wtf????

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 23-Aug-09 19:44:18

"nd either a snob, or just plain strange"

See. Tuna pasta bake is a issue of class. You thought it was just a mix of flavours which didn't go, but it's all to do with your father's job when you were a child. <nods sagely>

muggglewump Sun 23-Aug-09 19:44:29

It took me ages to get to like hot tuna. I like it now though and we do eat tuna pasta bake.

Chicken with pasta, however, is wrong and utterly disgusting.

StayFrostysOtherSister Sun 23-Aug-09 19:45:47

Don't get pasta bake. don't get the point of cooking pasta on the cooker top then putting it in the oven and cooking it again. wtf?

Thunderduck Sun 23-Aug-09 19:46:05


And why is it lazy cooking? It does require some actual effort.
Or should we only make meals,containing no fewer than 15 ingredients, that require at least an hour of preparation time?

And I can't imagine anything worse than pasta with parmesan and pesto. Both are the devil's food.grin

TheBolter Sun 23-Aug-09 19:46:14

It's alright actually. Not a lot different to vegetarian Lasagne.

Agree that tuna shouldn't be used.

Thunderduck Sun 23-Aug-09 19:46:30

Chicken with pasta is delicious.

PixiNanny Sun 23-Aug-09 19:47:07

Normal, cheesey white sauce pasta bake is good, wouldn't agree with tuna, vegetarian as I am

TheBolter Sun 23-Aug-09 19:47:15

Stay frosty - as with lasagne it's put back in the oven to melt the cheese on top.

Thunderduck Sun 23-Aug-09 19:48:12

I don't tend to make pasta bakes as such, but I love to make vegetable or seafood linguine then sprinkle some mozzarella over the top, wrap it all in foil with some sauce and put it in the oven for 10-15 minutes. It's much nicer that way.

izyboy Sun 23-Aug-09 19:48:16

I dont really like the thought of it but when I have it, it is often fairly pleasant, if not done too dry. Didnt realise it was an indication of class tho'.

Rhian82 Sun 23-Aug-09 19:48:34

I love pasta bake, it's a different meal from pasta and I think it's gorgeous, especially the melted cheese on top.

Not with tuna though. Why does everyone think you have to have tuna with it?

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