I love pasta. But more importantly, I love an EASY and QUICK dinner option.
Now that I’m back at work full-time some nights it’s absolutely crazy trying to get something healthy and delicious on the table for all of us.
This pasta is so quick to whip up, tastes delicious and is full of nutrients for growing little bodies. It’s also a great lunch option too for when you want something different than a boring sandwich.
Tomatoes, and particularly cooked tomatoes, are a great source of lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant good for big and little bodies alike.
Tuna is also a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids which help brain development.
If you’re feeling creative you can also chuck in any extra vegetables you might have in the fridge into this pasta to bulk it out.
This recipe feeds two adults and one baby.
* 2 cups vegeroni large spiral pasta (or any pasta you prefer)
* 2 x 95g cans of tuna in springwater
* 2 teaspoon tomato paste
* 1 cup passata
* Small handful basil leaves
* Sprinkle of parmesan cheese (optional)
1. Place pasta in a saucepan of boiling water and boil on high heat for around 10 minutes or until tender.
2. While pasta is cooking drain cans of tuna and place in a microwavable bowl with passata and tomato paste.
3. Chop basil leaves and stir through sauce mixture.
4. Cover and microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir and continue to heat in 1 minute bursts until sauce is hot.
5. Drain pasta.
6. Toss sauce through pasta and serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese (I tend to avoid giving Molly any parmesan cheese and just use it for the adults as it is quite high in salt).
* You can add any other vegetables desired to this dish to bulk it out.
* Any leftovers are great to pack up and take as work lunches.
Mmm, can I have some more?