Do you have a go-to dish you depend on when you’ve got absolutely no time to prepare for guests coming over? I do. I call it Tuna, Mushrooms and Capers Pasta dish, but that’s just me, haha! It’s got many names to many people.
It’s actually a dish that got around our Alabang church, almost all the wives I knew then can serve it. It took me a while to find out who introduced it. And not surprisingly, I found out that it was my friend Miel, whose couple of recipes I shared here in my previous posts.
(Read: Low Sodium Beef Strips salad)
Anyway, I love this because it’s not only easy to prepare, but it’s also not too shabby to serve.
200 grams Penne Pasta (any brand)
2 regular cans of Tuna in vegetable oil (drain the oil before using)
2 cloves of Garlic, crushed
1 small can of JOLLY mushrooms stems and pieces (I don’t remember buying any other brand!)
1 small jar of green capers (trust me, this adds an interesting taste to your dish)
1-2 spoons of Olive oil
1 pack of Herb & Garlic pasta mix (you’ll find this along the spice aisles in supermarkets)
How to prepare:
1. Cook the penne pasta as instructed on the pack. Set aside.
2. In a large pan, heat the olive oil, then saute garlic.
3. Once the garlic is slightly brown, add in all of the tuna and mix.
4. Add in the Jolly mushrooms pieces and stems and mix.
5. Add in the Herb & Garlic pasta mix, then mix.
6. Add in the cooked penne pasta and mix.
See? Super easy! Oh, any type of pasta will do, I just prefer using penne for this because penne does not easily overcook, so they don’t appear nor taste rushed at all.
OMG, I remember serving the most embarrassing spaghetti dish to a friend who came to visit with her daughter. I will not allow that to happen ever again!
By the way, do you know that canned tuna is one canned product that’s actually recommended by the health conscious? That’s why I love this dish….that and because it’s a good excuse for mushrooms. As I’ve probably mentioned before, I’m a huge mushroom eater!
Anyway, you go try this pasta dish. Don’t forget to post your pic on Facebook and tag @Fully Housewifed while at it.
Enjoy your meal!
Looks yummy and Yes! it is easy to cook… I will try this with my hubby soon 🙂
What does capers do to a meal ba talaga? hihi Im afraid to put it in anything, but this one looks yummy.
Capers add a little green-olive taste to the dish. It’s really good especially when combined with mushrooms and tuna.
waaah this looks so yummy and high-end! haha will definitely try this! XD
It looks yummy! I love mushrooms and capers but I haven’t tried a pasta dish with capers. Will try this soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe. 🙂
Kakagutom naman to sis. 🙂 Mukhang easy din.
I make tuna and mushroom pasta. Will add capers next time. 🙂
this one has herb and garlic mix as well. 🙂
Easy to cook. Perfect for busy moms like me! 🙂
I remember my sister in law loves to cook tuna pasta and we just had it 2 days ago. Reading your recipe makes me drools hehehe. Gusto ko ng pasta! 🙂
Thanks for sharing! It seems so easy. I’ll try this soon. 🙂
I find Penne a bit big so I might use a different kind.. I might use farfalle (the butterfly shaped ones) or rotini (twisted pasta). 🙂
It looks really yummy!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love capers.
Wow this seems like a workable recipe even for someone who is just starting out. I shall give it a try ! Plus I love tuna! Thank you for sharing
Oh my! Ang sarap naman nyan!! nagutom tuloy ako. 🙂
This looks like a quick and easy meal to make. Perfect for after a long, tiring day.
The recipe looks quick and very simple to follow, I’ll try it out one of these days but with fresh tuna and fresh mushrooms from the Farmer’s Market in Cubao. Not really a fan of canned goods (we’ve been off the stuff for more than a decade now) but bottled is fine. 🙂
Oh my favorite! I love tuna and mushroom sooo much! I need to try this asap! Thanks for this post
My kids love pasta dishes. And Century Tuna! (mention ng brand talaga lol) I might try this, aside from being a healthy choice, it looks easy to prepare. 🙂
I would love to try this recipe this coming weekend. My mom loves pasta so much while I love tuna. Seems like a good combo.
Huhu sayang I didn’t get to read this before we went grocery shopping kanina. I have tuna and pasta but none of the other ingredients. I’m drooling! I’ll really try this one!
Yey! Let me know how it goes for you ha. 🙂
Definitely going to try this! I’m always on the lookout for easy family friendly recipes, and this is just perfect!
Yummy! Simple and fast~ Will try that when I have time!
I also like penne pasta because it captures more flavor as the inner part can seep in the sauce. This looks really delicious.
I’m on search of recipes to cook and serve to family and friends for the Christmas season however, I want something different and EASY! Thanks for sharing this recipe to us. I’ll show my mom so she make this for us for the holidays. 🙂
tuna pasta is a classic! ill try this one next time
I saw this in your IG account. I’m really curious how much for the capers. hehehehe
If I remember correctly, less than Php 50 for Dona Elena brand. 🙂
It’s been so long since I last cooked a pasta. This seems to be a delicious and healthy pasta that my family will enjoy 🙂
I am not a fan of tuna but that dish sure looks delicious… maybe I should give it a try and see if my family would like it. Thanks for sharing the recipe and God Bless!
I do not exactly know what capers are, though the tuna and mushrooms are a known good combo. I will take your word for it that it adds an interesting taste, and will suggest this to my wife.
It has to go with the Herb and Garlic mix as well, Fred. 🙂
Yes I have tried this dish at home before. Its simple, quick to prepare and delicious. Usually I have tuna, mushrooms, tomatoes and olives with pasta.
I love how easy to make and healthy this dish is!