Tuna Tuesday: Tuna Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

It’s Tuna Tuesday, where the star of the show is meat in a can!

Routine has never really been my strong suit and if I’m honest, I haven’t really needed one since the kids where babies. Since regular naptimes were phased out what seems like ages ago ( oh, naptimes! How I miss you!), our daily routine has always been more of a loose list of suggested activities written in pencil with bedtime being the only thing written in ink. But since we have moved back here, I am finding it very difficult to function without a tighter, more fixed schedule of events. The result has been me constantly playing catch-up and my poor little blog lying neglected in the corner.

It actually took me a few days to figure out why my list of activities were never getting done. Then it dawned on me, everything here takes SO LONG TO DO!

Going to town = 20 minutes

Take the kids to school and get back home = 50 minutes

Running errands = 2 hours minimum

Driving to civilization to find something that your tiny little village doesn’t carry = A.L.L. D.A.Y. L.O.N.G.

So, as you can see, the quick, shoot-from-the-hip style dinner has become much more frequent at our house. This tuna dish is something you can throw together in the time it takes to cook the pasta. I had some homemade pesto to use, but store bought works just as well. The roasted tomatoes add nice flavor to the dish, not to mention give the out-of-season vegetable a little more sweetness. A can of chicken would be delicious here too, just toss it in a skillet for a couple of minutes first.

Tuna Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

Serves 4

2 cans tuna, drained

2 medium tomatoes, diced

2 T olive oil

1 box ( 16 oz.) bowtie pasta

1 cup basil pesto, homemade or store-bought

fresh black pepper

1 t. lemon zest

Parmesan cheese to serve

Preheat oven to 400. Toss diced tomatoes with olive oil and roast until the tomatoes have softened, about 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions, drain.

Toss pasta with pesto, tuna, roasted tomatoes, lemon zest, and black pepper. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve!

Tuna pesto pasta

Tuna Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

Quick and easy tuna dinner!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: american
Servings: 4
Author: jodiemo

Ingredients

  • 2 cans tuna drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 box 16 oz. bowtie pasta
  • 1 cup basil pesto homemade or store-bought
  • fresh black pepper
  • 1 t. lemon zest
  • Parmesan cheese to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400. Toss diced tomatoes with olive oil and roast until the tomatoes have softened, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions, drain.
  • Toss pasta with pesto, tuna, roasted tomatoes, lemon zest, and black pepper. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve!
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jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

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