Jan 9, 2011

Tuna Pasta Toss

I love pasta oh yes I do and this combination here is cheap, fast and appealing in every way. You can serve this as the main dish or as a side because trust me it is extremely filling. I really should experiment cooking with tuna more often because the few times I have the dishes have come out just wonderful. Of course you need to be a tuna lover (and I am). Pair this with some fresh hot bread and a crisp green salad and you have a perfect Italian meal. .

4 ounces Penne pasta
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 can tuna in oil
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 scallion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

1. Cook pasta per package directions, drain. In a 9-inch skillet on medium heat add olive oil and garlic. Add tuna with oil, saute for 1 minute.

2. Add basil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Add chicken broth, mix well. Carefully add pasta into pan, combine. Reduce heat to low-medium. Cook until thoroughly heated about 5 minutes.

Yields: 6 servings

8 fabulous comments:

Anonymous said...


Yumm, love the ingredients and I do love me some tuna. I always add red pepper flakes in my pasta, yummm. :)


Noor said...

Oh you would love this recipe for sure. Its so good you need to try it.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Salams, This looks very simple and delicious. Thank you for your fabulous comments in my blog. I joined as a member in your foodie forum, what is the next thing which I have to do ? Please let me know.

Noor said...

Ahh I am so glad that you joined inshAllah it turns into a great place for us to collaborate about food :)

meeso said...

Tuna and pasta are such a good combo, yum!

rose water said...

I just prepared this dish for dinner and both me and my husband loved it :) Actually I served it together with the rice from Salmon the Arab Way (http://www.yasalamcooking.com/2011/01/salmon-arab-way.html) and it was really delicious! :)

Noor said...

Oh wow rose thank you and I am so glad your enjoying my recipes.

autumnd said...

This was really good in a pinch! Tasty and healthy. My husband is not a tuna fan and even he ate it and said it was good.

I blogged about it, of course! ;)