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This Quick Easy Tuna Pasta is a delicious and healthy meal to make when when time is short and you still want to make a nutritious meal for dinner or lunch.
Last week I made a recipe with quinoa pasta and since I loved the texture of it, I am now totally addicted to this pasta. Every time I want to cook pasta I choose quinoa pasta because there isn’t a huge difference between the traditional pasta and quinoa pasta. Plus using quinoa means this pasta is a complete protein! Of course if you choose whole wheat pasta it is also a great option since it has a higher amount of fiber.
It’s been about 10 days that my husband is traveling for work and when I am alone I don’t like to cook anything that takes more than 20mins to be ready (my Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet and Leek Kalamata Rice are my favourite recipes under 30mins recipes). I honestly don’t know how people love to cook for one. I think it is so boring to cook only for myself but, I REALLY enjoy cooking for someone else like my husband or friends. I have to confess that sometimes I even buy some frozen cooked meals so I don’t have to cook only for myself. Yes, I know this is awful and it is not healthy at all, but life is not perfect and neither am I 😉
So, I decide to make this quick tuna pasta recipe for lunch because it is very easy to make and I made a double batch to have leftover for dinner. The ingredients are so simple and I bet everyone has these in the fridge and pantry. Once you chop your onion you will be almost done. Not kidding!! You only need to just sauté onions and garlic, add flake tuna, homemade tomato sauce and cooked pasta into a pan and there you have it! A healthy and delicious meal ready to enjoy at any time! Hope you enjoy this quick and easy tuna pasta today. Get inspired and make something tasty and nutritious in your kitchen!
- 2 cups quinoa fusilli
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 100g can tuna, drained
- 1 cup homemade tomato sauce
- black pepper
- 1 tbsp basil leaves, chopped
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the quinoa fusilli and cook according to packet instructions; drain the pasta.
- Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion and until they are gold brown.
- Add garlic and cook until fragrance is released.
- Flake the tuna into the onion mixture and heat.
- Add the homemade tomato sauce and quinoa fusilli to the tuna/onion mixture. Stir well for 1 minute or so.
- Serve with a generous grinding of pepper, basil leaves and Parmesan cheese.
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