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Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes is pasta, garden roasted tomatoes, chunk white tuna, drizzled with olive oil, topped with cheese and fresh parsley.
Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes is pasta, garden roasted tomatoes, chunk white tuna, drizzled with olive oil, topped with cheese and fresh parsley.

Thank you Bumble Bee Seafoods for sponsoring this post.

I had two gardens this year. One at my house in the community garden section and my friend Bob put in a garden at his place for me. He recently went away for the weekend with his lady friend and he asked me to come pick the garden clean. I was more than happy to oblige.

There was one downside, more produce was ready to be picked and consumed than I could actually get consumed before it went bad. I have been having a lot of fun in the kitchen using all the fresh bounty.

Just as I thought I was about through with all I had picked, I came across about almost two pints of grape tomatoes I hadn’t gotten to. They were starting to show their age like we all do, had started to develop some small wrinkles on their once firm and taut skin. Now, I could have tossed them, but instead I had an idea.

Just like we humans get better with age (wine and cheese included), I know that these tomatoes still had something to offer…sweetness that only comes from roasting them. I was right. They were like candy.Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes is pasta, garden roasted tomatoes, chunk white tuna, drizzled with olive oil, topped with cheese and fresh parsley.

Recipes using tuna

My quest of more healthy foods, particularly LEAN proteins and healthy fat can be challenging at times. Particularly now that Elizabeth is in school and with that, life has just seemed to be a flurry of activity. Eating out or highly processed foods becomes easy and convenient and frankly, something we have been eating much to much of.

Bumble Bee Tuna can’t get much more easy and convenient. Sadly tuna is often made into a sandwich laden with mayo or a casserole laden with cheese. I love both mayo and cheese, but I have to limit them. So it becomes my task to find a healthier but still utterly delicious way to use tuna. Enter my newly roasted tomatoes. Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes is pasta, garden roasted tomatoes, chunk white tuna, drizzled with olive oil, topped with cheese and fresh parsley.

How to Make Tuna and Spaghetti

Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes was a simple dish to put together. I got my tuna draining first because I wanted all the excess water out. While my tomatoes were roasting, I cooked the pasta (8 minutes according to package directions). The moment the spaghetti was done, I drizzled about a tablespoon or so of premium quality extra virgin olive oil. Then I tossed it with the Bumble Bee Tuna which I had used a fork to shred, along with the parsley, some course salt, and freshly cracked black pepper.

Once the timer sounded for the tomatoes, in they went and voilà, dinner was done. You will notice I did not give specific quantities of olive oil, salt, or pepper because this really is a dish made to personal taste. I used about a tablespoon of oil to roast the tomatoes, then probably almost another 3 to toss the pasta.

Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes ~ Quick dinner of spaghetti, tuna, roasted tomatoes and fresh herbs, tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper ~ The Complete Savorist #TunaStrong #CG

I just sprinkled and cracked the pepper over the tomatoes before roasting, so I used sight to gauge how much. I was more generous with the pasta, using more and tasting as I tossed. Plus, adding more S/P to the individual portion is simple enough as we each have our own taste preferences for those things.

I used parsley, however fresh basil would be utterly amazing. My basil looked sad and pathetic and I didn’t quite have enough to flavor the dish, so I used parsley and it worked wonderfully. From first opening the can of Bumble Bee Tuna to serving Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes was 22 minutes! Can’t much quicker and easier than that.
Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes ~ Quick dinner of spaghetti, tuna, roasted tomatoes and fresh herbs, tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper ~ The Complete Savorist #TunaStrong #CG

Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes ~ Quick dinner of spaghetti, tuna, roasted tomatoes and fresh herbs, tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper ~ The Complete Savorist #TunaStrong #CG

Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes

Course: Dinner/Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta and seafood recipes, Recipes using canned tuna, spaghetti with tuna
Servings: 6
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes is pasta, garden roasted tomatoes, chunk white tuna, drizzled with olive oil, topped with cheese and fresh parsley.

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb spaghetti; cooked according to package directions
  • 1-12 oz can Bumble Bee Solid White Albacore in water; well drained
  • 2 pints cherry or grape tomatoes; halved
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh parsley or basil; chopped
  • Premium quality extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Open and drain the tuna; set aside.
  2. Slice the tomatoes in half and place on a lined baking sheet, open side up.
  3. Drizzled the olive oil over the tomatoes and then sprinkle with kosher salt and cracked black pepper.
  4. Roast in a pre-heated 400° over for about 10 minutes or until they have reached the desired doneness.
  5. Once the spaghetti has cooked, drain it, add it back to the hot pot, and immediately toss it with at least one tablespoon olive oil.
  6. Add the tuna, fresh herb, and some salt and pepper, toss well.
  7. When the tomatoes have finished roasting, immediately add them to the spaghetti, and toss with more olive oil, salt and pepper. Taste as you go for salt and pepper amounts.

Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes is pasta, garden roasted tomatoes, chunk white tuna, drizzled with olive oil, topped with cheese and fresh parsley.Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes is pasta, garden roasted tomatoes, chunk white tuna, drizzled with olive oil, topped with cheese and fresh parsley.
Spaghetti with Tuna and Roasted Tomatoes is pasta, garden roasted tomatoes, chunk white tuna, drizzled with olive oil, topped with cheese and fresh parsley.

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52 Comments

  • Reply
    Betty
    September 15, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    This looks so good and easy. I love Bumble Bee tuna and I am going to try this. Thanks Michelle.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      You and Grandpa will really enjoy, but make a smaller batch, of course.

  • Reply
    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    September 15, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    I absolutely love Bumble Bee (packed in water) tuna – it’s the only tuna I’ll buy. Love this recipe too, definitely giving it a try. Beautiful pics too Michelle!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 15, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you Debra. I might have impressed myself with this dish. LOL

  • Reply
    Susan | LunaCafe
    September 15, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Looks so good! Wonderful flavors.Would love o try it with albacore tuna confit. I have some on hand.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      Oh that would be wonderful.

  • Reply
    cristina
    September 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    What a lovely main dish with the roasted tomatoes and using tuna with the pasta, which I haven’t tried (and I luv pasta)!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm

      Hope you get the chance to try it.

  • Reply
    Denise Wright
    September 16, 2015 at 4:51 am

    This looks so good to me. I love tuna and with the tomatoes and pasta I bet this is most delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

      It was a major hit here. Hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    September 16, 2015 at 5:13 am

    I am a big tuna fan! Always in my pantry for quick meals!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

      It’s really great to have tuna on hand for quick meals. Great minds….

  • Reply
    Marye
    September 16, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Oh my, this looks so delicious!

  • Reply
    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    September 16, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Dear Michelle, So glad you did not toss those tomatoes!!! Otherwise we might not have gotten this delicious dish. I just roasted some grape tomatoes for a recipe and I can confirm they taste like CANDY…. really the best. Great healthy recipe!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

      THANK YOU!!!!. People have called me crazy for likening them to candy, but they are just so super sweet.

  • Reply
    linda spiker
    September 16, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Wow beautiful recipe! Pinned.

  • Reply
    Melissa Falk
    September 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

    I love your take on this Italian classic.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 16, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Thank you Melissa.

  • Reply
    Florian @ContentednessCooking
    September 16, 2015 at 9:21 am

    This looks so fresh and flavorful, love all the roasted tomatoes!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 16, 2015 at 10:45 am

      They are so wonderfully sweet in this dish.

  • Reply
    Matt @ Plating Pixels
    September 16, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I’ve made tuna casserole before, but nothing like this. Would make such a classy meal!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 16, 2015 at 10:46 am

      For a quick and rather inexpensive meal, it does give the appearance of classy, thank you!

  • Reply
    Kerry C
    September 16, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Oh how I love roasted tomatoes! This is a definite for dinner soon.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 16, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that, hope you all enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Melanie
    September 16, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    This looks like a great recipe for dinner!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 16, 2015 at 10:58 pm

      Thank you Melanie, it is a great one for dinner, and easy too.

  • Reply
    Emily
    September 17, 2015 at 12:41 am

    oh my goodness. That looks so good! Yummy!! I can’t wait to try this.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 17, 2015 at 1:35 am

      Thank you Emily, hope you enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    September 17, 2015 at 5:54 am

    This sounds like it would be the perfect easy weeknight dinner, and it looks delicious too! And healthy!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Best of both of worlds, easy and healthy.

  • Reply
    Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen
    September 17, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Beautiful looking pasta!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you Jessica.

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    September 17, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    The whole meal looks so delicious and wholesome. The tomatoes are eye catching and yummy.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      Thought you might like those tomatoes, HT.

  • Reply
    Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3
    September 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I love the idea of using canned tuna for something more than just tuna casserole and tuna fish sandwiches! And adding in fresh produce is the best!

  • Reply
    jamie
    September 18, 2015 at 6:18 am

    love roasted tomatoes!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you Jamie, they are like candy.

  • Reply
    Debra
    September 20, 2015 at 11:33 am

    WOW! This looks great! I love roasted tomatoes!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you so much Debra.

  • Reply
    Sandi (@sandigtweets)
    September 20, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Wow, this dish looks incredible Michelle. I love the roasted tomatoes…so fresh.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you Sandi…we do love our tuna recipes, don’t we?

  • Reply
    Kim @ 2justByou
    September 20, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I don’t have a garden, but I do hate it when we go to the Farmer’s Market and buy too much and not eat it all (sometimes I buy stuff just because it looks so good, and I THINK I can use it all up before it’s bad).
    I’m glad you were able to make this recipe with all those extra tomoatoes! It looks delish.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 21, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you Kim, I have done that at the Farmer’s Market so many times….it’s rather sad.

  • Reply
    Jillian @ Food, Folks and Fun
    September 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    This pasta looks SO good, some serious comfort food!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 22, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you Jillian.

  • Reply
    Petro @ The Seaman Mom
    September 23, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I love the colors on this pasta dish! So bright! They make the dish looking even more inviting and delicious.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      September 25, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Thank you Petro, it’s as delicious as it is easy.

  • Reply
    Derek
    November 1, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Another great one Michelle. I’m a total sucker for a good pasta dish 🙂

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