Creamy Tomato Tuna Pasta – An Easy and Delicious Recipe from Hook’d Up Bar and Grill

Are you in the mood for a quick and satisfying meal? Look no further! At Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, we have a delightful recipe that will tickle your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied. Presenting our Creamy Tomato Tuna Pasta, a dish inspired by one of our all-time favorite lunch specials, the tuna melt with a cup of creamy tomato soup. This easy-to-make pasta is not only delicious but also healthy, making it a popular choice among our customers.

Creamy Tomato Tuna Pasta - An Easy and Delicious Recipe from Hook'd Up Bar and Grill
Creamy Tomato Tuna Pasta – An Easy and Delicious Recipe from Hook'd Up Bar and Grill

Ingredients:

  • Tuna packed in olive oil, preferably Tonino brand
  • Anchovy fillet or paste
  • Salt
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Crushed garlic
  • Cream of tomato soup (high-quality organic, low-sodium, all-natural)
  • Water
  • Penne pasta
  • Chopped fresh tarragon
  • Finely grated real parmesan cheese

Step 1: Sautéing the Tuna and Aromatics

Tuna Sauté

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, add the tuna packed in olive oil and a touch of anchovy for added flavor. Sauté the crushed garlic in the olive oil until it becomes aromatic, taking care not to let it brown. This step enhances the flavors and removes any raw edge from the garlic.

Step 2: Adding Cream of Tomato Soup

Cream of Tomato Soup

Next, add the cream of tomato soup to the saucepan. We recommend using high-quality organic, low-sodium, all-natural soup for the best taste. Stir in a little water to rinse out the tuna jar and add extra moisture to the sauce. Turn up the heat to medium and let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

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Step 3: Cooking the Penne Pasta

Cooking Penne Pasta

While the sauce simmers, bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil. Cook the penne pasta for a minute and a half to two minutes less than the package directions. Since the sauce is light and thin, this allows the pasta to absorb the flavors of the sauce more effectively.

Step 4: Combining the Pasta and Sauce

Creamy Tomato Tuna Pasta

Drain the cooked pasta well and return it to the dry pot. Add a tablespoon of chopped fresh tarragon for a delightful hint of sweetness that complements the seafood. Pour in the hot sauce, followed by a generous amount of finely grated real parmesan cheese. Stir everything together quickly and cover the pot for two minutes, allowing the pasta to absorb the lovely sauce.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Delicious Creamy Pasta

After two minutes, uncover the pot and give the pasta another stir to ensure even distribution of the sauce. Cover it again for one minute, and then it’s ready to be enjoyed. Taste for salt and pepper, and adjust according to your preference. Serve the Creamy Tomato Tuna Pasta with a sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese and a touch of red pepper flakes for an extra kick.

FAQs

  1. Can I use regular tuna instead of tuna packed in olive oil?

    • While using tuna packed in olive oil enhances the flavor of the dish, you can substitute it with regular tuna and add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and a pinch of dry oregano to compensate.
  2. Can I add other ingredients to personalize the dish?

    • Absolutely! Feel free to experiment and add your favorite ingredients like sautéed vegetables or herbs to make this dish your own.
  3. Is it okay to use pre-grated parmesan cheese from the store?

    • For the best flavor, we recommend using finely grated real parmesan cheese instead of the pre-graded, fake waxy stuff you find at the store. Trust us, you’ll taste the difference!
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Conclusion

At Hook’d Up Bar and Grill, we take pride in creating delicious and easy-to-make recipes that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own kitchen. Our Creamy Tomato Tuna Pasta is a delightful blend of flavors that will leave you craving more. So why not give this recipe a try? Visit Hook’d Up Bar and Grill’s website for the full list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions. Enjoy a satisfying meal that is both quick and easy to prepare. Happy cooking!

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