3 Easy Pasta Recipes You Can Make with Canned Foods

Learning how to cook can be a daunting experience; that’s why canned goods are perfect to start your journey.

Here are a few ways you can spice up lunchtime with some easy pasta recipes!

Creamed Tuna & Mushroom Pasta


  • 2 tbsps cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 180-gram can San Marino Blue Mackerel Steak, flaked
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose cream
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 400 grams your pasta of choice, cooked al dente
  • Parmesan cheese, grated, for topping
  • lemon wedge, for garnish

Craving for something creamy? Have some Creamed Tuna & Mushroom Pasta to fill you up! This Pasta Alfredo-inspired dish adds fish flakes and lemon zest for a twist.

To cook this dish, you must saute all ingredients and add water until it simmers before adding creaming. Once it’s cooked, turn off the heat and put your al dente pasta into the sauce to mix. Top off the noodles with grated parmesan, and you’re good to go!

Source: yummy.ph

Tuyo Pasta


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes, cubed
  • 220g San Marino Gourmet Tuyo
  • 1/8 cup pasta water
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 450 grams spaghetti noodles, cooked al dente

If you want less sauce on your pasta, this easy peasy recipe got you covered! Indulge in salty flavors by using salted red herrings, also known as tuyo, to make Tuyo Pasta.

On your nonstick pan, saute all ingredients in oil & butter until fragrant. Use bottled tuyo like San Marino Gourmet Tuyo to save time and avoid releasing strong odors while cooking. Splash a bit of pasta water to slightly thicken the sauce, then balance out the saltiness with some lemon juice. Once it’s time to transfer the pasta, turn off your stovetop & mix well until the noodles are well coated.

Source: yummy.ph

Tuna Macaroni Pasta


  • 1 6.5 oz. can San Marino Corned Tuna
  • 0.68 kgs macaroni pasta
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 cups Alfredo Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese

Got a toaster oven at home? Baking Tuna Macaroni Pasta is so quick and easy, you can prep a batch of these, and it will last for days!

All you have to do is mix all the ingredients in a bowl (except for sharp cheddar cheese) while you preheat the oven to 176°C/350°F. It’s fine to throw in the green peas while still frozen, but make sure to drain your San Marino Corned Tuna! Once you’ve assembled them in a pan, bake for 20 to 25 minutes, and it’s ready to serve!

Source: Panlasang Pinoy

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