Tomato Tuna Pasta

I am not a fan of basic tuna casseroles. I like tuna, just not the tuna casserole that many of us grew up eating. I like a more updated or modern take on the tuna casserole.

Tuna dishes like my Skillet Tuna Casserole and today’s recipe for Tomato Tuna Pasta are similar to a tuna casserole, but different. They are a little fancier than your basic tuna casserole and I that is what I like about them.

One of the good things about today’s recipe is that it is all done on the stove top, so it is not really casserole like at all. It is really more of a tuna and tomato sauce over pasta.

And because it is done on the stove top it is very quick and easy. Not only that it contains pantry ingredients that I almost always have on hand.

Adapted from Martha Stewart

This post linked to Tasty Tuesday and $5 Dinners.

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  1. I’ve got most of this in my cabinet – thank you. I’ll be making this soon!

  2. Mama Kelly aka Jia says:

    I make tuna casserole quite often. The family enjoys it, it evokes fond memories of my late mom. But this twist on it looks sooooo good. I’m going to have to change it up the next time I make it.

  3. That looks really good Lynn!!!

    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

  4. What kind on tuna have you used? Here I can find canes with tuna in oil and tuna in water. Which one do you think it will fit best?

  5. Thank you Lynn. I also prefer tuna packed in water. I’ll try your recipe this weekend.

  6. Lora Kulinski says:

    2, Heat oil in a skillet and cook oil until tender. I think this is a mistake?

  7. Since I typically don’t have cream available, unless I make a special trip to the store, is there something else I could use to replace the cream?

    • I think you could use milk, but use less since regular milk is thinner than cream. It won’t be quite as creamy, but I think it would work.

  8. I like the idea of tomatoes to lighten things up instead of a heavy white sauce. With just a 1/4 cup cream and the bit of cheese this sounds lovely.

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