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Recipe: Spaghetti with Green Peas and Flaked Tuna

by Jackie Alpers on June 18, 2019

Food photography and recipe by Jackie Alpers

Spaghetti with Green Peas and Flaked Tuna

This is an easy one-pot pasta dish that can be prepared in about 15 minutes.

I used gluten free brown rice pasta for this dish but use whatever variety of pasta suits you. I found Tonnino tuna packaged in jars at Whole Foods. It is a little more expensive than some of the other brands but I think it’s worth it in this dish where it takes center stage.

The quantities for this recipe are written per person:

3 ounces spaghetti

1 clove garlic, minced

½ cup frozen or fresh green peas

1 tablespoon sliced pepperoncini

1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

Salt and black pepper to taste

2 ounces tuna in olive oil, preferably Tonnino

Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan, add the pasta and cook over high heat for 5 minutes, add the peas and continue cooking until the pasta is al dente, about 3 minutes more depending on the variety of pasta used. Drain all but ½ cup of the cooking water, reduce the heat to medium low and bring the pasta, remaining pasta water and peas to a low simmer. Stir in the minced garlic, pepperoncini and parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and cook, stirring constantly until most of the water is absorbed, about one minute longer. Top 2 ounces of flaked tuna and garnish with additional cheese.

Update: some people are asking for an image of the jar of tuna so that they can find it easier at the grocery store. Here it is:

Tonnino Tuna in oil

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