This should be called ‘whatever you’ve got’ pasta bake as you can substitute most of the ‘filling’ ingredients for things that you’ve got, prefer or need to use up.
Start by cooking your pasta according to the instructions on the packet but make sure it’s not over cooked.
Meanwhile make a basic bechamel sauce, I use a large knob of butter approx 25gm and melt this in a sauce pan, then add a tbsp of plain flour, remove from the heat and mix until it forms a gloopy paste, put back on a medium heat and add approx a pint of milk a little at a time until the sauce thickens, then season. This is now your basic white sauce.
To my sauce I added cheddar and brie but you can put any cheese you like and then season.
Next, steam some veg, I used leeks, broccoli and swetcorn and add this to the sauce along with a tin on tuna and give it a good stir.
When your pasta is done, drain and place in an oven proof dish and stir the sauce through it. Grate some cheese on top if you like and bake in the oven for 20min at 180 fan oven
Try substituting the tuna for salmon or ham! Whatever takes your fancy, there are no rules!