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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.

Mummy2Bookie Sat 16-Apr-11 09:54:17

I know what you mean now by the stuffing a jar.I remember we tried it once. Horrible, stodgy and very salty. Yuk!

pizzadelivery Fri 15-Apr-11 21:53:34

I cook a vat of mince etc every monthish, I then divide it and add bits to make into chilli and bolognese dishes. So will make lasagne and freeze, then bolognese and freeze.

Some weeks I defrost for spag bol, other weeks I chuck into leftover pasta, heat in the oven, add cheese and make a <whispers> pasta bake.

Don't really really see the difference tbh, just a different way of serving.

I use passatta and dried bay leaves in the sauce, also buy the pasta, don't know if the fresh basil, oregano, lentils and every vegetable know to man chopped up teeny tiny and thrown into the sauce can partially exonerate me?!

Half of us are vegie so actually make 2 vats!!

whatsallthehullaballoo Fri 15-Apr-11 20:40:30

Well I made it tonight for my kids. Made my own cheese sauce, wholemeal pasta and tuna. They both enjoyed it so I will not complain! YABU - even if this thread is old.

Bohica Fri 15-Apr-11 20:01:47

I've taken some lovely ideas from this thread.

yuk at packet white sauce.

Mummy2Bookie Fri 15-Apr-11 19:35:40

Meatball pasta bake sounds fantastic

gordyslovesheep Fri 15-Apr-11 19:24:23

Lloyd Grossman Pasta Alforno bake is fucking lovely so there

Mummy2Bookie Fri 15-Apr-11 19:22:55

Who cares if it's an old thread?some of the old ones are good.

LDNmummy Fri 15-Apr-11 19:14:10

chorizo not choritzo blush

LDNmummy Fri 15-Apr-11 19:13:11

I make pasta bake with mozarella and spicy choritzo. No tuna in sight, and I make the tomato sauce from scratch so it suits my taste.


SolarPanel Fri 15-Apr-11 19:11:25

Very old thread....

grovel Fri 15-Apr-11 19:09:43


diabolo Fri 15-Apr-11 19:07:22

Dont like tuna pasta bake but meatball pasta bake is GORGEOUS.

Mummy2Bookie Fri 15-Apr-11 19:06:36

I always make tuna bake from scratch. I didn't even know you could get it in a jar.

JarethTheGoblinKing Fri 15-Apr-11 08:45:10


iscream Fri 15-Apr-11 08:44:57

I just call it a casserole.

LittleMissFluffBrain Fri 15-Apr-11 08:36:25

YABU. Bleedin' weirdo. grin Pasta bake is gorgeous, ESPECIALLY tuna bake!

missymarmite Fri 15-Apr-11 08:30:53

DS and I love tuna pasta bake. I have made it from scratch before <<smug face emoticon>> not from a tin. It was yummy.

We equally enjoy a bit of pasta and red pesto, with parmesan. Ymmm!


altinkum Fri 15-Apr-11 08:26:58

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Mummy2Bookie Fri 15-Apr-11 08:03:17

Tuna pasta bake is one of our staples. Dd loves it with tomatoes. Dd loves anything with tomatoes.

Crazycatlady Fri 28-Aug-09 17:14:50

This thread is hilarious grin but you know what, YANBU at all to be repulsed by the words 'pasta bake'.

For me it's not so much the concept of an oven-baked pasta dish (which can be totally delicious if using high quality ingredients and a good recipe, e.g. lasagne, mac and cheese) but the connotations of the phrase 'pasta bake' itself. In my mind a pasta bake is a vile Uncle Ben's prepared sauce chucked over cheap pasta and shoved in the oven until gloopy and congealed on the inside and stiff as a board at each corner. Yuk.. It's student food at very best.

But then I am an Abel & Cole eating, Farrow & Ball painting snob wink

claw3 Fri 28-Aug-09 16:58:46

Ive just eaten a pot noodle and actually enjoyed it, so tuna pasta bake sounds like a food of the Gods to me. Im more slob than snob

MissAnnesley Fri 28-Aug-09 16:52:18

I once saw the Richard bit of Richard & Judy doing his favourite recipe which was a tin of tuna and a tin of mushroom soup poured over pasta and baked. It was years ago, I am quite sure he wouldn't do such a recipe now wink but by God it sounded orrible. Can't remember what he put on top.

But I think there is something rather wonderful about pulling a great dish of pasta out of the oven and everyone sharing it, or have I watched too many frozen pizza advertisements & am imagining myself as part of large bustling family in Tuscan hills etc...?

mammamic Fri 28-Aug-09 16:43:52

haven't read the whole thread but feel compelled to make a couple of points.

the reason pasta tuna bake doesn't work is that most, if not all, pasta fish dishes should NOT have any cheese of any type in them. Most italians would probably refuse to even taste such a combination, let alone eat it.

and the lemon, parmesan pasta dish. this is indeed a popular, authentic dish and I had it less than 2 weeks ago, cooked by my BF at her place in Italy. it's a really basic recipe and DELICIOUS

there are loads of recipes but this is the easiest, simplest and tastiest

for four ppl
2 lemons
olive oil
sea salt

put water to cook pasta on to boil, salt it and add one of the lemons cut in half - don't squeeze or anything, just put in the water
grate plenty of good fresh parmesan or grana padana but is must be FRESHLY GRATED
grate the zest of the other lemon into the parmesan.
when the pasta is 'al dente', drain it, take the lemons out, return pasta to pan
add the parmesan and grated lemon zest to the pasta - mix well
serve with a sprinkling of very finely chopped parsley and a little splash of olive oil.

Go on, try it, you'll be pleasantly surprised..... wink

it's healthy, good for you and cheap

kathyis6incheshigh Wed 26-Aug-09 10:34:55

Wow Getorf, eggs are the one thing I can think of that would have made the one I did even more vomitous.

OrmIrian Tue 25-Aug-09 19:19:26

Gnitimov? Hmm.....I can see a baby name thread coming up.

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