I love Tuna Casserole but my family doesn’t have the same feelings about my ultimate comfort food. I am all about using what I have on hand so I was digging around in my pantry and came up with this simple Tuna Noodle for Two. This is the perfect serving for two people or one and save a serving for later. During this stay at home order I have had this for lunch a few times and it is so comforting . This is made mostly from pantry items and the box meal can be replaced with what is on hand.
In this Tuna Noodle for two I used Pasta Roni but any similar box mix can be used. The pasta roni can be replaced with a knorr noodle pouch or even a craft macaroni and cheese. I love this particular pasta roni so I usually have it on hand. I recommend using something with a cheese flavor because it is so yummy . I found that the pouch of Tuna was a perfect fit and any flavor that you think would go with your pasta . The three I think would fit id plain, jalapeno or ranch.
In a sauce pan start by preparing your pasta according to the directions provided. As you can see you will need the ingredients listed on the package. I didn’t list these because I wanted to give the option of using a different mix. Feel free to use what mix you like or have on hand.
Once pasta is cooked add the pouch of tuna and drained can of peas.
Gently stir and heat on low until the peas and tuna are warm. Be care not to break the peas.
I had Parmesan cheese and I topped it with a little but that is optional.
If you love this recipe you need to try my traditional Tuna Casserole.
Enjoy and stay safe everyone !
Tuna Noodle for Two
- Pasta Roni -Parmesan Cheese or something similar
- Ingredients on the box needed to prepare it
- 8.5 oz can sweet peas
- 2.6 oz Pouch of Tuna
- Cheese to top it-optional
- Prepare the pasta according to package directions
- Once the pasta is done turn it to low
- Add Drained peas and Tuna pouch
- Stir gently and allow the peas and tuna to heat, be careful not to break the peas
- Top with cheese of choice, I used Parmesan but this is optional
Tuna noodle was one of my very favorite casseroles as a kid! So happy to find this, thank you 😊
I hope you enjoy this easy tuna noodle!
This is the taste of my childhood! Looks so good.
I love that this recipe is made for two. Thanks for sharing!
It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.
Thank you..I am so glad you enjoyed!
I can hardly wait to try this, and am sure it’ll be a hit. Thanks for keeping it so simple for two!
I hope you enjoy it .. I make this often !
Thanks for the recipe, it gave me a idea and that is what recipes are for. I will be substituting the tuna pouch for some grilled tuna steaks on top of the pasta with some blended Italian cheeses, fresh basil leaves and slightly grilled split cherry tomatoes
Sounds like a good substitution!
Those pouches of tuna are Not Recyclable, so their use promotes Trash. Please, use canned tuna cuz the metal cans can be recycled.
Hi Janet Thanks for your input . I created this recipe at the beginning of the pandemic demonstrating how to use things you may have on hand in your pantry . If you have canned tuna on hand feel free to use what you have. I for one have a surplus of these pouches left from MRE’s after the hurricane season . WE went almost a month after Hurricane Laura without electricity like the rest of my community, we used this recipe and ones similar to eat what we had on hand to survive day by day. I respect your for passion for recycling but it always isn’t practical in every situation.
This was really good. It was more like three servings to me. I will try using canned chicken next time. My kids don’t like tuna. I did add some crushed garlic/parm croutons on top. Super easy.
Hi Taina .. I am so glad you liked this easy tuna noodle and it can’t get much easier. Crushed croutons on top sounds fantastic and would add a bit of flavor and texture, great idea.