Product Type: Tesco Baking & Ingredients
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Tesco Tuna & Pasta Bake Recipe Mix
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Tesco Tuna & Pasta Bake Recipe Mix
Advantages: Easy to make up, tasty and econmical
Disadvantages: Rich smelling (cheese, tomato and herbs)
I do love pasta and of late I've been trying to consume more of it and more fish so making a tuna pasta bake seemed a good idea for a meal to me!
I saw this mix in my local tesco store priced at 46p and decided to try it out.
Dark green square packet with a photograph of the bake on the front. In white writing I'm told it is Tesco 'New' Tuna Pasta Bake Recipe Mix (Just add ingredients) and I'm also told it contains no artificial colours, flavours or flavour enhancers and there is an at a glance nutritional chart on there and the best before date is clearly stamped on. On the back of the packet (this time all written in black) I'm told what ingredients I will need other than the mix, ingredients of the mix and allergy advice is given as is a full nutritional rundown, I'm told how to make up the meal, storage instructions are given, size is stated (45g), contact details for Tesco's are given and finally there is a bar-code on there.
Ingredients Needed Besides The Mix To Make A Tuna Pasta Bake:
225g (80g) pasta
425ml (3/4 pint) semi-skimmed milk
200g (7oz) tinned tuna drained
115g (4oz) canned sweetcorn drained
80g grated cheese
My Experience With The Mix....
All you do is cook up the pasta as you normally would and then mix this sachet up with the milk and bring the sauce to the boil and the add the tuna, sweetcorn and then the drained pasta to it. You then simmer it all for about 1 minute and then pour it all into an ovenproof dish and top with the grated cheese and simply grill it till golden, it's that simple.
So I followed the instructions to the letter and away I went!
I found the sauce itself to make up really, really easy. Very powdery, it's a reddish brown in colour, gives off a slight aroma of tomatoes and cheese and you can see oregano and thyme flecks in the mix and what I did appreciate is that the sauce never went lumpy as I mixed it up.
Now of course I added mine to the other ingredients and it was simply lovely. Yes it as very runny however it is meant to be added to foods and what happens is that it does thicken up somewhat as it is warmed through.
Taste wise it has a lovely taste of tomatoes to it, has a great balance of herbs, it's well seasoned though not overly salty and contains a nice natural sweetness to it and it all compliments something such as a pasta bake really, really well, which is what it is for. I thoroughly enjoyed my food, loved the sauce and ate the whole lot in one sitting! It seems to enhance fish with it's tomato and cheese flavourings and the pasta absorbs it too! Lovely!
Contains: Milk, Wheat, Gluten
Recipe: No nuts
Ingredients: Cannot guarantee nut free
Factory: No Nuts
Nutritional Information Per One-Quarter Of A Sachet (11.3g):
of which is sugars: 2.1g
of which is saturates: 0.5g
Salt Equivalent: 0.8g
Only to be found in Tesco stores.
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