Angel Hair Pasta with Tuna & Baby Peas

whole wheat pasta recipe with tuna and baby peas for a quick healthy meal

This angel hair tuna salad recipe with peas is similar to the famous “tuna casserole,” but light and more elegant.  Fast, too.  This one-dish meal will please kids and adults alike.  – Jessica

1 lb whole wheat angel hair pasta
1 1/2 cups milk (skim or low fat)
1 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 cups frozen baby peas
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup onion (red or yellow), minced
2  5-oz cans tuna fish, drained
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Additional salt or freshly ground pepper to taste (optional)

PASTA:  Cook pasta according to package directions.
SAUCE:  While pasta is boiling, add milk, flour, salt, and pepper into a blender.  Blend until smooth.  Add frozen peas, but don’t blend them.  Set aside.  Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the onions and saute until translucent.  Add blender mixture with peas.  Turn the heat down to low and cook, stirring continuously for about 3 minutes.  The sauce should thicken a little.
COMBINE:  When pasta is done, drain well.  Put the pasta back into it’s pot and stir in the sauce and tuna over low heat.  Once pasta is thoroughly coated, remove from heat and serve.  If you cook it all together too long or mush up all the tuna instead of leaving it in chunks, the entire dish will taste like tuna.  I prefer just to have the chunks of tuna to taste like tuna.
TOP:  Serve and top with Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to taste.

Note:  If you are not a big fan of tuna, leave it out.  It is delicious with just the peas!

Recipe inspired by Hodgson Mill’s Angel Hair with Baby Pea Sauce, which is found on the back of their angel hair pasta package.

One Response to Angel Hair Pasta with Tuna & Baby Peas

  1. Leslie says:

    I was just looking for a tuna pasta recipe this past week, so I was glad to see this recipe. I made it tonight and my husband and 3 year old liked it a lot. Thanks for posting!

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