Need dinner ready in under 30 minutes? Mediterranean Canned Tuna Pasta Toss is for you!
With a little inspiration from Jamie Oliver, this healthy recipe is super easy to make.
Pasta and tuna go hand in hand, I remember that tuna noodle casserole from my childhood. This recipe takes canned tuna up a notch.
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Easy Smoked Salmon Plate was the first recipe I tried from Jamie’s book (well this book). I have several of his fabulous cookbooks in my vast collection.
Canned Tuna Pasta Toss Ingredients
You really only need a few simple ingredients to make this healthy tuna recipe.
- canned tuna (in oil)
- Italian seasoning
- cherry tomatoes
- salt & pepper
- olive oil
- feta cheese
- black olives
For the most part, everyone will have the majority of these ingredients as staples in their kitchen cupboards. That is why this is such an easy meal to make.
Now let’s talk about the best canned tuna for a moment. Do you have a favourite brand? For me, Riomare is my number one choice. Packed in olive oil, it is the perfect addition to any Mediterranean food recipe. Give my Mediterranean Tuna Salad a try. I love the fact that Riomare has 100% traceability on their products too.
Everyone loves tuna pasta salad. I know it is always on the menu for my daughter’s birthday. You are in luck, this delicious recipe can be eaten cold, making leftovers (if you have any) great for lunch the next day.
This super easy meal will be on the table in no time. No need for takeout when you can quickly whip something this delicious up in under 30 minutes.
Let’s Make Tuna Pasta Toss For Dinner
Get your pasta water boiling. Wash your tomatoes and cut them in half. Open the canned tuna, drain and set aside.
See, so much done in like 5 minutes. Heat a pan with olive oil. I used flavoured olive oil (Sun-dried Tomato, Parmesan and Garlic) just to elevate this recipe. Now fry those capers. Such a great touch!
By now your water is boiling. Add your pasta of choice. Have fun with this. Use any kind or any shape you wish. In my opinion, there is NO wrong pasta, EVER! BONUS, gluten-free pasta works well in this recipe. That is what I used.
The rest is easy peasy (see recipe instructions). Take out the capers and set aside. Add the tomatoes, tuna and seasonings to the pan. Cook for a few minutes.
Drain your pasta, add to the pan and TOSS! Dinner is ready. See, told you it is quick and easy.
This is the best canned tuna recipe we have ever eaten. What an economical way to feed your family. So much cheaper than take-out. Nutritious, delicious and easy to make.
Next time you are in need of a quick meal, give this Mediterranean Canned Tuna Pasta Toss a try.
What is your favourite way to use canned tuna?
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Mediterranean Canned Tuna Pasta Toss
- 10 ounces dried pasta (I used gluten-free pasta)
- 4 tsp capers (drained)
- 1 pound cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil (I used flavoured olive oil)
- 8 ounces canned tuna (packed in oil)
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/4 cup black olives (sliced)
- 1/4 cup feta cheese (crumbled)
- salt & pepper (to taste)
- Put on a large pot of water to boil. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook until your desired level of doneness.
- Wash the tomatoes, cut in half. Set aside.
- Open the tuna, drain, flake and set aside.
- Heat a large (non-stick) skillet to medium-high. Add the olive oil.
- Fry the capers until crisp, and remove from pan. Set aside.
- To the pan add the tomatoes, tuna, and seasonings.
- Drain the pasta, reserving a cupful of water.
- Add the water to the pan. Cook until ingredients are heated through.
- Add the pasta and capers. TOSS!
- Place in serving bowls and garnish with olives and feta cheese.