This idea came together after a very long day at work and the because I had picked up one can of albacore tuna with jalapenos and olive oil. I didn't mean to pick that type of tuna up, but I'm not one to want to waste something, so I decided to figure out a way to make it work. And for me, there is no better way to enjoy a can of tuna than with pasta! Since I had some mini sweet peppers on hand (a very large 2lbs bag to be exact...but how could I pass them up...the entire bag was only $1.50!!!), I decided to add them to the mix too. This is a very simple pasta dish packed with a lot of flavor. It's one not to be missed!
Jalapeno and Sweet Pepper Tuna Pasta
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -
10oz ziti pasta
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
6-8 mini sweet peppers, thinly sliced or chopped
1 large jalapeno, seeded and thinly sliced or chopped
1 5oz can albacore tuna with jalapenos and olive oil (undrained)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain well.
In a small skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add the sweet peppers and jalapeno and quickly saute them for 3-5 minutes, or just until they are starting to soften. Add the peppers, tuna with it's oil, 1 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and the garlic powder. Stir to combine everything. If the pasta is too dry, add an additional tablespoon of oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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