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Asda Tuna and Sweetcorn Pasta Bake

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      10.10.2009 20:47
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      5 stars

      Having just eaten this for my dinner, i thought that a bit of a review was in order.


      General Info
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      Asda tuna and sweetcorn pasta bake sauce is a sauce which is added to pasta in order to make an easy and simply tuna pasta bake for dinner.

      It rivals ideas like Colmans use whereby the sauce is in powder form and is added to milk before placing in the over to create the dinner.


      Price
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      The tins are pretty much standard for the price you would pay for any tinned pasta sauce. They can usually be picked up for somewhere in between the £1 to £1.50 mark.


      Taste
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      Added to pasta, this makes a really great dinner. It is always inevitable with these types of oven cook dry pasta product that some of the pasta becomes a little tough or burnt, but i managed to stay on top of it pretty well and this minimized this problem.

      Aside from this, it tasted really nice and creamy, and was thoroughly enjoyable.


      Ease to make
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      This is massively easy to make. I shall list it in steps to attempt to show you how simple it really is.
      1. Put pasta in baking tray
      2. Pour sauce over the top of pasta
      3. Add water to sauce
      4. Mix
      5. Place in oven for 40mins.

      And there it is, take it out of the oven and you have a really great dinner.


      Summary
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      A great idea to feed the family quickly and with little hassle.

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        22.07.2009 22:41
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        Give this a go

        Asda Tuna & Sweetcorn Pasta Bake comes in a 500g jar and costs around 98p.They will also cost you 128 calories per half a jar.

        Pasta Bakes are perhaps one of the easiest dishes I like to do when we need a warming filling meal.

        This jar is very simple and easy to use and to turn a bag of pasta into a great tasting meal. Pouring the sauce on to the pasta in an ovenproof dish, then adding another jar full of water could not be easier.

        Quite often I add allsorts to pasta dishes but with this jar extra bits are barely necessary. With plenty of chunks of tuna and sweetcorn packed into this jar I rarely bother. I sometimes chop a red pepper just to add a bit more colour. The smell of the tuna hits you when you open the jar - very pleasant indeed.

        It takes 45 minutes for this bake to cook and I add a handful of grated cheese to the top during the last ten minutes of cooking which nicely crispens up and bubbles!

        I always enjoy pasta bakes made with jarred sauces and this is no exception. Very nice, filling and warming during the rubbish weather

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        08.02.2009 21:28
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        A flavoursome paste sauce which is quick to prepare

        Sometimes when your in a hurry and gte in from work late you want something thats quick to prepare and can be left to cook without too much work. This jar is perfect for quick dinners. It costs just under a pound for a 500ml jar which is a bargain. It comes in a glass jar with green lid and has the asda branding on the label. You can find this jar in the pasta aisle at the supermarket and there is a variety of other flavours although I have only tried this one.
        It is a tomatoey sauce wtih tuna and sweetcorn and plenty of it. Its crammed with flavour and doesnt taste artificial or ready made at all.
        You simply pour dried pasta into an oven proof dish and add the sauce to it. Thats it! Then pop in the oven covered for around 45 mins. You can add extra ingredients to it if you wish to bulk it up or add more veg to it like peppers or mushrooms. The only thing I would say is that because you are putting dried pasta in this, it can sometimes be a bit chewy the pasta so if its easier you can boil the pasta and part cook it for a bit. But this is a really delicious sauce and so quick to prepare. It has ots of flavour and it healthy meal for a family. Its delicious with cheese sprinkled on the top also, as this makes the top go nice and crispy. Definately one to try!

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        23.10.2008 18:22
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        A great cupboard staple .

        I try hard to make sure my family and I eat decent meals, and not just microwaved rubbish - however, sometimes, cooking can be too time consuming, or ingredients won't be to hand, or I'll be too preoccupied with other things to stay in the kitchen chopping things up and stirring pans .

        Thats why these jars are such a godsend! Found on the pasta aisle at asda, these cost less than a quid for a 500g jar. Theres a variety of flavours, and I've tried a few of them, but for this review I'll be concentrating on the Tuna and Sweetcorn variety .

        This sauce comes in a glass jar with a green lid, and one of those tamper-evident seals, that makes a satisfying pop as the jar is opened. All the instructions , ingredients and nutritional info is on the label, and theres nothing too shocking in the ingredients.

        Using this is simple - Basically, you put dried pasta into an ovenproof dish, pour the sauce over the top, fill the jar with water and pour that on it too, give it a quick stir, and bung it in the oven and forget about it for 20 minutes , take it out, stir again, and pop it back in for another 25 minutes .

        Really, the preperation takes 5 minutes tops - leaving you with 45 minutes to get on with anything else you need to do , whether it be cleaning, having a shower, or prepering things to go with it .

        The sauce straight from the jar has a definate tuna whiff to it, and you can see tuna, sweetcorn, and various herbs in it . Mixed with the water, it looks a little grim, but if you stir it when its cooking, it all evens out and doesn't look anything near as bad once its cooked .

        Once cooked, it tastes great - the pasta cooks perfectly, and the sauce is thick and rich - creamy, with a definate taste of tuna, the sweetcorn chunks remain pleasantly crunchy, and theres a little hint of basil. It certainly tastes just as good as if I'd made a tuna bake myself . I do like to change it about a little bit - I know it sounds odd, but scrunching up some plain crisps over the top, and covering with cheese for the last 10 minutes makes it wonderfully crunchy and yummy!

        It easily serves four people as a light meal, 2 as a big meal, and with pasta being something I always have in my cupboard its great for those days when I really can't be bothered making an effort. Its easy to pad it out with a couple of loaves of garlic bread and a packet of salad, or even serve it with a grilled steak on the side .

        A quarter of a jar of sauce has 3.3g of fat, 1g of salt, and 64 calories - so it's not too unhealthy, although I'd definately be happier to see less salt .

        I would recommend this productfor anyone that likes to eat properly but also likes to keep their time free . The joy of this is that for the 45 minutes cooking time, you can be getting on with everything else - laying the table, doing chores, anything . And its all cooked in one oven dish, which means not too much washing up!

        At under a pound, its not expensive, and the jars have a long shelf life (over a year on the last one I purchased) which makes them handy to keep around for days when the fridge is empty. The disadvantage is, of course, that it takes 45 minutes, which makes it not particularly useful if you need to eat in a hurry, however, I dont find this a major problem .

        Definately worth buying!

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          16.07.2008 02:43

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          A cost effective easy dish for when you just dont have the time/energy to stand and cook

          Asda's Tuna and sweetcorn pasta bake is yum !
          It is definately one of my favourite dishes on a winters evening when all I want is plate of yummy pasta to fill me up but I'm too busy / tired to stand and cook .
          This jar of yummy sauce is so easy to make into a delicious dish of tuna pasta bake that i feel those with very little culinary skills could manage it . Even my husband who has no patience or skill in the kitchen what so ever can manage this one !
          Some times I put an extra can of Tuna and sweetcorn into the sauce if I need the sauce to stretch a little further and it still tastes nice.
          The Tuna pasta bake does take 45 minutes to cook which I think can be a little long if you are starving after a hard day at work

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