I recently ate this one-pot Tuna Pasta at my friend Jen’s, who is a genius at making tasty comfort food. It was by far the best tuna pasta I have ever had, so once again I consumed an unacceptably rude amount of it. In addition to the traditional tuna, sweetcorn and pasta, Jen adds feta cheese and olives, which give the dish a wonderful salty creaminess. She also adds peas for extra goodness.
There is no need to finish the dish off in the oven so it only takes about 20 minutes to make. It also happens to be a good introduction to feta cheese for kids – my kids only knowingly eat cheddar or halloumi cheese but they wolfed this down without question!
Tremendous Tuna Pasta (serves 4)
300g pasta ( any is fine but Jen uses penne)
4 handfuls frozen peas
Approx 20 olives, cut in half (any is fine)
Small tin of sweetcorn, drained
2 small tins tuna, flaked
80g low fat soft cheese
1/2 block feta cheese (about 100g), crumbled
Good shake of dried mixed herbs OR fresh parsley, roughly chopped
Shake of pepper
Cook the pasta, and a few minutes before it is ready add the peas. Drain. Add the olives, sweetcorn and tuna and mix well. Add the soft cheese and mix, adding a little water or olive oil if it needs loosening up. Add the feta cheese, herbs and pepper, heat and stir for a few more minutes and then eat hungrily in bowls!