Pilchard pasta bake

6 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 30 mins
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A pantry staple, tinned pilchards reinvented in a heart cheese-topped pasta bake!

By Independent Contributor March 24 2022
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Ingredients (13)

500 g penne pasta
1 large onion
2 garlic cloves — crushed
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
1 tinned tomatoes
400 g pilchards in tomato sauce
1 tsp tomato paste
1/4 cup frozen peas
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese — grated
1/2 cup cheddar cheese — grated
salt and black pepper
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Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Cook  the pasta according to package directions until al dente then set aside.

Heat canola oil in a pan, fry onions, garlic, mixed herbs, curry powder until translucent, add tinned tomatoes, peas, tomato paste and mix well

Add deboned pilchards along with the tomato sauce, and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

Mix the pilchard mixture with cooked pasta, ensure to mix well.

Transfer into a baking tray.

Sprinkle the cheese duo on top, and bake for 20 minutes or till it has formed a nice golden colour.

Reprinted with permission from Zanele Mvelase from Zee The Cook, follow along on Instagram for more.

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