Tuna Lasagne

I came home far too late yesterday to blog my Tandy Tuesday pasta recipe for the week. I of course would not let it slide, as I love being a part of the Presto Pasta Nights community. This recipe for tuna lasagne has been a firm favourite of mine for a long time. It is what I would call a cheat’s recipe, using tinned ingredients, or what my friend Pink calls Meals In Minutes. No matter what you call it, give it a try. A version of this recipe appeared originally in Lavender and Lime.

Tuna Lasagne
Tuna Lasagne
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Tuna Lasagne

Recipe Category: Italian
Makes enough for: 2 people
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 x 400 g tin cream of tomato soup
  • butter
  • 2 x 170 g tins tuna, drained
  • 5 mls dried dill
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 250 g smooth plain cottage cheese
  • 4 sheets ready to use lasagne
  • 20 g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 roma tomatoes, sliced


  • preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • butter your lasagne dish
  • heat the soup and add the tuna
  • break the tuna apart and add the dill and seasoning
  • mix in the cottage cheese and remove from the heat
  • ladle in two spoons of the mix into your dish
  • layer 2 sheets of the lasagne
  • ladle in two spoons of the mix into your dish
  • layer 2 sheets of the lasagne
  • top with the balance of the sauce
  • sprinkle the cheese over the top
  • layer the tomatoes and season
  • cook as per the box instructions for the lasagne

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I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Ruth from Recipes From 4every Kitchen


In 2020 the world suffered from a pandemic that led to the complete shutdown of many industries. There were very few items available on the shelves in many countries as panic buying set in. The one thing that there was plenty of was tinned tuna. It goes to show just how much of this species is fished and canned. My tuna lasagne was a lovely comforting meal in uncertain times.

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21 thoughts on “Tuna Lasagne

  1. Do you think I could do this with fresh tuna? Got a whole load of tuna offcuts in my freezer and do’nt really know what to do with them. And – on another note – did you see that my wine course is about to start in Stellenbosch? would be fab to see you on it!! All details on my site – http://www.cathymarston.co.za

    1. You can do it with fresh tuna for sure – it will be better with longfin than any other fresh tuna, but this is a good way to use up the bits and pieces! I am going to be in JNB for the next course and so will hope that the one after that in Stellenbosch is one I can attend 🙂

  2. This sounds good though tuna lasagne was ruined by bad varsity dining hall meals, I’ve avoided it since then, but this has inspired me to try it again sometime!

  3. Life is usually so busy, that it’s awesome to have a “cheat” dish, especially when it looks this good. Thanks for being such a great Presto Pasta Night regular.

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