Creamy broccoli, garlic and tuna pasta bake with rocket

This no-fuss pasta bake recipe creates the perfect family meal. Creamy, cheesy yet packed with plenty of green goodness, this dish is delicious served for dinner sprinkled with peppery rocket leaves

  • 5 mins preparation
  • 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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This recipe first appeared in Woman's Day.
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  • 375 gram penne pasta
  • 2 heads broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 6 eggs
  • 600 millilitre cream
  • 425 gram can tuna in oil, drained
  • 60 gram baby spinach leaves
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 60 gram rocket leaves to serve


  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Grease a 12-cup baking dish.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta following packet instructions, adding broccoli in the final 2 minutes. Drain.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, whisk eggs and cream together. Add pasta, broccoli, tuna, spinach, onion and garlic, tossing to combine. Season to taste.
  • 4
    Transfer mixture into prepared dish. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake for 30-35 minutes until bubbling and golden. Serve with rocket.


  • Dress rocket with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice, then season. - For a richer result, use grated tasty cheese in place of parmesan. - For a variation, use salmon instead of tuna