Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Upscaled Tuna Helper

This is my take on tuna helper. It's yummy, easy to make and perfect for a quick dinner after a long day at work. Oh and my roommates happen to be big fans so I always make sure to make enough for them too!

Upscaled Tuna Helper
All you need is:
olive oil
1 medium red onion (chopped)
red pepper flakes
2 cans of tuna in olive oil (make sure it's olive oil)
3-4 tablespoons capers
1/2 cup of white wine
splash of chicken broth
salt & pepper
10oz bow tie pasta
your choice of cheese(Parmesan, shredded mozzarella, ricotta, etc)

Cook pasta according to the box, I add a splash of olive oil to the water so the pasta doesn't stick together. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in medium skillet, add onions and saute for about 5 minutes. Add in red pepper flakes (adjust to your preference). Add in tuna and capers to the pan, then wine and reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. (During this time the pasta should be ready to drain, after drained place in bowl and drizzle with some olive oil) At the end of the 10 minutes add a splash of chicken broth and salt and pepper to taste, add tuna mixture to the pasta and mix thoroughly. Top with whatever cheese you have on hand and enjoy!

When I made it last night I only had ricotta and added about two tablespoons to mix in with the tuna and pasta. It was delish! I love this dish it's one of my favorites and I hope you will enjoy it too :)

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