This dish has never failed in the “yummy pasta” department. Friends and family who have tasted my tuna pasta couldn’t believe it only takes 10 minutes to whip up a big bowl of deliciousness. It has become my go-to dish when I suddenly find my home invaded by guests who happen to arrive during mealtime.
1 package pasta (Any kind will work)
1 large can tuna in vegetable oil
1/2 small jar capers
1 medium onion, chopped
2-4 cloves garlic, chopped
Dash of chili oil or paprika powder (Optional if you want a little spicy flavor)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Bunch of basil leaves or chopped chives
Shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Optional Side Dish
1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta, drizzle with a bit of olive oil to prevent from sticking. Set aside.
2. In a large pan, sauté onions and garlic in olive oil in medium heat. Add tuna and capers, chili oil, and the last four ingredients. Add the pasta and then mix well. Turn off the heat.
3. Place pasta in a large serving dish. Add basil leaves and/or chives.
Enjoy with shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and a big piece of garlic baguette!
Author’s Profile: Janice is a military spouse, mom of 3 (a teen, tween and toddler), thrifty traveler, practical crafter and a blogger who currently lives in Stuttgart with her family.