My two “go-to meals” when life gets crazy and I need something quick, and yet delicious, are Tuna Casserole and Spaghetti.
This Tuna Spaghetti gives us the best of worlds!
Most parents agree that back to school time is beyond hectic! I am the mom of four kids, and our activities are endless in the fall. To top off football, volleyball, musical practices, we love to attend college football games at UNL where my oldest son attends school. Some nights it’s hard work to maintain our family meal time. That’s why having easy weeknight meals like this is so helpful.
My family LOVES pasta, and spaghetti noodles are their favorite! This Tuna Spaghetti has a creamy white sauce, that is filled with Bumble Bee Albacore tuna, Parmesan cheese, mushrooms and olives. Whether you whip it up in your skillet and serve it, or make it ahead of time and bake it, this meal is delicious! My kids loved it so much I packed leftovers in their lunch box thermoses.
My husband works close to home and is able to come home for lunch every day. We eat tuna for lunch all of the time! We love tuna salad on English muffins, or stuffed into home grown tomatoes…YUM! I love the ease of the Bumble Bee Tuna Pouches, your serving size is already perfectly counted for you. Tuna is so good for you, low in fat and calories and high in Omega-3s. The pouches come in light tuna or premium Albacore tuna. If you want to make a big meal, their canned tuna is always an excellent option.
This dish came together in less than 30 minutes. I simply boiled the spaghetti in one pot, and in a skillet, made the cream sauce, added my Parmesan cheese, mushrooms, olives and Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna. Gave it a stir to thoroughly heat the sauce and tossed it with my noodles. I topped it with some fresh Parmesan and some green onions before serving.
Want to make this ahead of time? That’s easy!
Simply combine all of the ingredients, and place into a baking dish to have a “baked” version of this pasta dish.
Sprinkled with some bread crumbs, you can pop it in the oven when you get home, and it’s baked and ready in 30 minutes.
- 1 - 12 ounce package of spaghetti, cooked al dente
- 4 Tablespoons Low fat chive and onion cream cheese
- 1 can cream of low fat mushroom soup
- 1 - 4 ounce can of sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 - 5 ounce can of Bumble Bee Premium Albacore Tuna, or 2 - 2.5 ounce Pouches
- 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (for baked version)
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions, for garnish
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
Boil and drain spaghetti, set aside.
In a skillet over medium heat, combine cream cheese, soup and milk with a whisk until smooth.
Add tuna, mushrooms, olives and 1/4 cup of fresh Parmesan cheese.
Stir until combined, and heated through.
Toss with spaghetti.
To serve top with additional cheese and sliced green onions.
To make the baked version, after tossing the pasta and sauce together, pour it into a 2 quart casserole dish, prepared with non-stick spray. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese, green onions and bread crumbs. Cover and bake for 25 minutes, uncover and bake for 5 minutes more.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 538mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Protein: 14g
Here’s a look at the finished baked pasta. My family loved it, and I loved that it was a healthy meal that was filling after a long day!
We enjoyed it both ways. What is YOUR favorite way to fix tuna? I would love to hear!
Bumble Bee has many healthy, family friendly, custom recipes on their website. I encourage you to take a look and make some tuna for your family tonight!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own