Video: Creamy Tomato & Tuna Penne Pasta -

Video: Creamy Tomato & Tuna Penne Pasta

See a pasta dish that's based loosely on a classic diner lunch combo.

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In this video, you’ll see how to bring Parmesan cheese, cream of tomato soup, and tuna together into a simple pasta dish. This super easy, delicious, and healthy dish is loosely based on the classic diner combo of tuna melt sandwich and a cup of tomato soup. You’ll also get tips for cooking your pasta just so! Yes, cheese and tuna together, it’s not just for the tuna melt anymore! Get the recipe for Chef John’s Creamy Tomato & Tuna Penne Pasta.

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Dec. 4, 2013 10:34 am
We Italians’ have been making this for a long time with red sauce, I have made it with canned yellow tomatoes and it is great. The best way is to make a light red sauce one that is only cooked for half an hour, it that. Basil and salt. When your pasta is ready then take your canned tuna (Genova Tonno Tuna) strain it well and then add it to the red sauce for two to three minuets before your ready to serve, just long enough to heat the tuna. It wont give you the fishy tuna taste if you do that
Jan. 26, 2013 12:23 am
Cursedwyvern, if you are making this with a concentrate soup/mix (like the "red and white" aka Cambells, I assume?) as with all concentrates, follow the instructions on the can. You will need to use (as this recipe calls for one cup) one cup of *finished* (read, water added), soup. If it still ends up being too salty for you, attempt Stephens fix. I hesitate to use jarred sauce myself, preferring to use a "home made" recipe, but these are easily found online. Good luck cooking!
Oct. 15, 2012 12:19 am
That and about 2 cans of oil should "budgetize" this recipe. should read That, and about 2 cans of tuna in oil should "budgetize" this recipe.
Oct. 15, 2012 12:18 am
Well the stuff in the red and white can will be way to salty, and being as its usually from concentrate getting a good creamy blend is a bit difficult. Alternatively if you want to try and make this with regular off the shelf ingredients a jar a pasta suauce, a cup of stock and a cup heavy cream simmered together is a quick and easy cream of tomato soup and cost about 3 dollars for about 4 servings. That and about 2 cans of oil should "budgetize" this recipe. As for the cheese just don't use the shake stuff. At least get the stuff out of the dairy section.
Aug. 7, 2012 10:19 am
so how would i go about making the same recipe with regular canned tuna and the tomato soup in the red and white cans? ie ingredients i can get locally.
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