“ Type: Pasta „
Having just eaten this for my dinner, i thought that a bit of a review was in order.
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.
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.
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
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
5. Place in oven for 40mins.
And there it is, take it out of the oven and you have a really great dinner.
A great idea to feed the family quickly and with little hassle.
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
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!
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!
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
Things tend to get a little bit mad in our house sometimes - what with a little boy full of energy running around, a baby girl who needs feeding, changing etc and a husband who works full time and then gets home and starts on the DIY around the house, so we can look at selling it. Finding the time to cook a family meal from scratch can be a bit of a daunting idea.
On one of my recent shopping trips to Asda, I had a look to see if I could find something that would be quick and easy, but without being too unhealthy.
I had a look at the pasta sauces section and thought these would be a good idea, but some of the branded ones were a bit expensive. On further inspection, I discovered Asda did their own make in them.
Asda had a few different varieties on sale, namely Spicy Tomato and Pepperoni, Three Bean, Creamy Tomato, Tuna and Sweetcorn, Cheese and Bacon and Mushroom. They were all sold in a 500g jar and cost 98 pence. The one I decided to try was the Tuna and Sweetcorn one.
The product comes in a 500g jar with a green lid and the security centre button on (as nearly most if not all jars come with these days). The jar is approximately six inches tall and has a label which is about three quarters of the height of the jar.
The label has a narrow section at the top which is red and has the word 'Asda' written on it in white and the weight and cooking time is also on this part. The rest of the label is green with 'tuna and sweekcorn pasta bake' written on there in white and a picture of what the dish will look like when it is cooked. The back of the label has instructions, cooking times, ingredients and food facts on there.
Upon opening the jar you will hear the safety lid go 'pop'. When you look inside at the contents you see a rich, thick looking sauce, with herbs in and plenty of chunks of tuna and pieces of sweetcorn. You can smell the herbs and the tuna as soon as you open the jar.
Basically what you do with this is put dried pasta pieces into a dish, cover with this sauce, fill the jar upto the top of the label with water. You then pour this into the dish, stir well and cook for twenty minutes. You then take it out of the oven, stir well, add some grated cheese and cook for another 25 minutes.
When this has finished cooking it looks and smells very nice. This will make enough to feed four people. The pasta is very soft and you can really taste the tuna and sweetcorn. The sauce is just the right thickness and is nice and tomatoey tasting. There is just enough herbs in it to give it that little bit extra.
Per quarter of a jar of this contains 3.3g of fat, approximately 1.0g of salt and 64 calories.
I find that this is something very tasty to accompany a salad or jacket potato, and has a very quick preparation time and is easy to make. The only downside is that it does take 45 minutes to cook, so it wouldn't be any good if you were in a hurry to eat.
I would recommend this product.
Please note that this review has been previously published on Ciao under my username of Welshfruitbat.