A Favorite Weeknight Pasta

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The cooking adventures continue! I made this tuna pasta dish a few weeks ago in an effort to use up some parsley and half and half that were about to go bad…and luckily because I always have canned tuna on hand, too…and also because I was feeling lazy and impatient as usual and wanted food in less than 30 minutes…but I actually first made it in 2009. I still remember it well; after my first successful attempt at it, I fell in love with the recipe and made it for five days straight and pretty much ate it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s such an easy recipe and it’s all thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, NieNie, and her spin-off cooking blog, CuisineNie (which, sadly, hasn’t been updated since 2011 but there’s still a solid 40+ recipes on there if you want to check it out).

Anyway, this makes for a really quick, satisfying dinner, so just wanted to share. It has a creamy sauce that’s not too rich, so it’s still on the light side, and the parsley makes it so refreshing. It’s kind of like a warm pasta salad. In the yummiest way possible. The original recipe calls for penne but I’m not a penne lover, so I’ve made it with farfalle in the past and rigatoni (above) and they both tasted great and were an awesome texture (raise your hand if pasta texture is also kind of a big deal to you!). Next time I’d like to try adding some diced tomato and avocado to top things off.

p.s. I’ll try to share a few more snippets of what recipes I’m cooking up down the line…and then, who knows, maybe some original dishes in the future once I get a hang of things?! One can hope…

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