Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a very easy recipe which can be made with either tuna or salmon. I have even made it with crabmeat with good results. It is low in fat and has only 56 grams of carbohydrates. It comes from the cookbook "Lighthearted Everyday Cooking" by Anne Lindsay.
- 8 ounces penne or 8 ounces ziti pasta or 8 ounces other tubular pasta
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 2 tablespoons minced onions
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 2⁄3 cups milk
- 1 cup thawed frozen peas
- 1 (6 1/2 ounce) can tuna, drained
- 1⁄3 cup chopped fresh parsley or 1⁄3 cup dill or 1⁄3 cup basil
- 1⁄3 cup chopped green onion
- 1⁄4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- hot pepper sauce
- In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta until tender but firm.
- Drain and return to pot.
- Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add the onion and cook until tender.
- Stir in the flour and cook for a few seconds.
- Gradually whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly until simmering and thickened.
- Add the peas, tuna (broken into chunks), parsley, green onions, cheese, and hot pepper sauce.
- Pour over the pasta and stir gently to mix.
- Serve immediately.
Just made this. I did not add the hot sauce because I don't like spicy stuff. It cam out delicious and creamy and it is super easy to make!!!
Delicious comfort food with a kick. I haven't had a tuna "casserole" type dish in a long time. I certainly picked a good one to try.
This is simple to make and good .. My husband didn't like it as much as I did .. thanks for sharing ..