Ultra-Creamy Tuna Pasta: Dinner In 30 Minutes!

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This creamy tuna pasta is a lifesaver for busy weeknights. It’s packed with flavor, incredibly easy to make, and requires minimal ingredients you probably already have on hand. In under 30 minutes, you’ll have a satisfying and comforting meal that the whole family will love.

Ingredients:

Creamy Tuna Pasta
Creamy Tuna Pasta

1 pound dried pasta (such as penne, rotini, or fusilli)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 (5-ounce) can tuna in water, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Directions:

    1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, and set aside.
    2. While the pasta cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until softened and translucent.
    3. Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook for an additional minute, stirring constantly, until fragrant.
    4. Stir in the diced tomatoes (undrained) and cream of mushroom soup. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    5. Reduce heat to low and stir in the milk, flaked tuna, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
    6. Gently fold the cooked pasta into the creamy sauce. Heat through for about 2 minutes, or until warmed.
    7. Serve immediately, garnished with chopped fresh parsley (optional).

    Nutrition Facts (per serving)

    Calories: Approximately 500 (depending on pasta type and brand)

  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Sodium: 500mg (depending on added salt)

  • Conclusion

    This creamy tuna pasta is a delicious and versatile dish. It’s perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal, but it’s also elegant enough to serve to guests. Feel free to customize the recipe with your favorite add-ins, such as frozen peas, chopped broccoli, or a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a kick.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I use canned tuna in oil instead of water?

    Yes, you can use canned tuna in oil. However, keep in mind that the oil will add additional calories and fat to the dish. You may want to drain some of the oil before adding the tuna to the sauce.

    2. What kind of milk can I use?

    You can use any type of milk you like, such as whole milk, low-fat milk, or even plant-based milk alternatives like almond milk or oat milk.

    3. Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

    Yes, you can easily make this recipe vegetarian by omitting the tuna. You can add other protein sources like cooked chickpeas, lentils, or crumbled tofu instead.

    4. What can I serve with this pasta dish?

    This creamy tuna pasta is delicious on its own, but you can also serve it with a side salad, roasted vegetables, or crusty bread for a more complete meal.

    5. How can I store leftover creamy tuna pasta?