I needed a quick weeknight meal tonight. Thumbing through the cookbooks I ended up making this easy quick pasta dish from one of my standby weeknight cookbooks, Desperation Dinners!. Definitely a pantry meal.
Everyone ought to have a list of quick pantry meals: recipes that use stuff you can keep on hand for quite a while without spoiling.
Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes and Olives
- 8 ounces tube shaped pasta or whatever you like
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes or 2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or 1/8 cup dried
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 of a large 15 can olives, sliced feed the other half to the kids while they’re waiting for dinner, along with some sliced carrots and celery!
- 2 small cans water packed tuna 12 oz total, drained
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
- Put the water on to boil and cook the pasta when it’s ready. No oil; just a bit of salt in the water.
- In the meantime, drain the canned tomatoes or chop the fresh ones and put them in your serving dish. Add the olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, capers, tuna, salt and pepper and stir together. When the pasta is done, drain it and add to the tuna and tomato dish and mix it all up. Add the Parmesan cheese, mix, and serve.