Recipe: Baked pasta with tuna, zucchini and thyme

Pasta with aromatic herbs
June 30, 2012

ThymeThe combination of thyme and tuna is one of my favorites. I used it for this baked pasta, garnished with fried zucchini.

I made this pasta with the intention of making it attractive to my son, who ultimately likes red food. So I peeled the zucchini before frying, so they can... be confused with the other ingredients (many mothers will know what I'm talking about!).

Baked pasta with tuna, zucchini and thyme

Baked pasta with tuna, zucchini and thyme

Serves two-three:
220g penne or other short pasta
400g canned tomatoes
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
200g tuna oil
3-4 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 tsp thyme
2 zucchini

Chop the onion and the garlic and fry briefly in a pan. Combine the drained tuna and cook, then add the chopped tomatoes and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes.

Baked pasta with tuna, zucchini and thymeMeanwhile, cut the zucchini lengthwise, fry in hot oil and put on the bottom of a square baking dish.

Baked pasta with tuna, zucchini and thyme
Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente, drain well and season with the tuna and thyme dressing and Parmesan cheese.
Place in the pan with fried zucchini and bake in preheated 180° C (356 F) oven 10-15 minutes.
Turn out onto a plate and serve hot.

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I am entering this in Presto Pasta Nights, hosted by Once Upon A Feast.
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Author: Ruth (URL)

The pasta looks wonderful. I m going to make some as soon as the weather cools down. Somehow heating up the oven when the temperature is over 30C, doesn t seem logical. Thanks for sharing this one with Presto Pasta Nights.

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