delicious quick & easy tuna pasta with veggies

By Pat Morris
from Augusta, GA

I get tired of the same old; same old when it comes to tuna. I saw this recipe and tweaked it so that it contains ingredients that I enjoy. Instead of it being like the run of the mill tuna casserole; it contains extra veggies (mushrooms; red bell pepper, onions. peas and spinach) and Rotini pasta. It doesn't take long to prepare; and you make it on top of the stove---no heating up the oven or kitchen.

serves 4; recipe can easily be doubled.
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For delicious quick & easy tuna pasta with veggies

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine, divided
  • 2 md
    carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 md
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 md
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jar
    (small to medium jar), sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can
    (5 ounces ) albacore white tuna in water, drained & flaked
  • 1 c
    fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 c
    1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 1/2 c
    uncooked, rotini, or other spiral pasta
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour or corn starch, dissolved in water
  • 1/3 c
    half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 c
    shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper

How To Make delicious quick & easy tuna pasta with veggies

  • Sautéing veggies in pan before mixing with other ingredients.
    1
    In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onion, red pepper and mushrooms. Cook and stir until tender, 8-10 minutes. Add tuna, spinach and peas; cook until spinach is just wilted, 2-3 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup pasta water.
  • Pasta, tuna and veggies combined for a nice meal.
    3
    In a large bowl, place pasta and tuna mixture; toss to combine. Wipe skillet clean.
  • Flour, broth and cream added; mix until smooth.  Bring to a boil until thickened.
    4
    3. In the same skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in broth and cream. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes, adding reserved pasta water if needed. Stir in cheese, salt and pepper. Pour over pasta; toss to coat. In the same skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in broth and cream. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes, adding reserved pasta water if needed.
  • 5
    Stir in cheese, salt and pepper. Pour over pasta; toss to coat.
  • Extra Cheese on top of single serving.
    6
    May add extra shredded cheese on top of each individual serving. Enjoy!!

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