Easy Gluten-Free Penne Pasta With Tuna Recipe
Easy Gluten-Free Penne Pasta with Tuna Recipe
Here is an easy recipe for a delightful gluten-free penne pasta with tuna fish dish. Not so long ago, I served this dish to other kids—in addition to my own kids—and everyone loved it. I was so glad. It is just a little something that I came up with, but it was a big hit and a very satisfying meal.
At supermarkets—such as Aldi—you can readily find gluten-free pasta to purchase. Aldi is where I got mine. The brand is called liveGfree. Penne is the type/shape of pasta that I selected to make this easy recipe.
Here are the ingredients that you will need to make this dish:
- 5 whole hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced
- Gluten-free penne pasta, cooked
- 100% real mayonnaise, a really good-tasting brand of mayonnaise such as Hellman’s
- Black pepper
- 3 cans of tuna fish, in water
- First boil five large fresh eggs in boiling water in a large cooking pot on the stove top, until the eggs are hard boiled. Rinse the hard boiled eggs in cold water to quicken the cooling process. Peel the fully cooled hard boiled eggs, discard the egg shells and chop the hard boiled eggs up into small pieces. Set the egg pieces aside on a plate that is preferably a disposable plate, for easy clean up.
- In a large cooking pot, cook the gluten free penne pasta in boiling water, according to directions on the package of gluten free pasta. Drain the pasta and allow it to cool a bit.
- Add the chopped up hard boiled egg pieces to the cooked gluten free penne pasta.
- Use a can opener to open the three cans of tuna fish. Drain the cans of tuna fish. (Canned tuna fish is often packed in tuna or oil. Purchasing tuna in water is fine for this recipe and when draining the excess water from the can, the water can simply go down the kitchen sink. If canned tuna fish packed in oil is what you have on hand, you can go ahead and drain that as well but be sure to drain the oil into the kitchen trash can as opposed to the kitchen sink.)
- Add the contents of all three cans of drained tuna fish to the pot with the cooked gluten free penne pasta and the chopped up hard boiled egg pieces.
- Now, add a generous amount of the 100% real mayonnaise to the pot of tuna, gluten free penne pasta and hard boil egg pieces. (I would say at least 3 tablespoons, perhaps more if you desire for a wonderfully creamy dish.) Also add two teaspoons of yellow mustard and 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Stir everything very well together. Optionally, you can add a dash of salt as well.
This is a dish that is served very well cold or at room temperature. You can cover the pot and place it in the refrigerator to chill for a while (at least 15 minutes) or eat some of the gluten-free pasta with tuna dish right away and save the leftovers in the refrigerator. This is a dish that tastes very good cold, so it is your choice if you would like to have it as a cold pasta dish or not.
These are all of the steps. So simple. Enjoy this dish! Family and friends will love this meal. It can be made for lunch or dinner guests. This dish is an example of cooking with simple recipe ingredients that I had on hand, and thank goodness this recipe was enjoyed very much by everyone that I served it to. We had some “spur of the moment” guests, and the kids were hungry! The ingredients in this dish are very complementary. Won’t you give it a try? You will enjoy it.
Leftovers won’t last for too long, maintaining the delicious and fresh taste. It is recommended that this dish get eaten within two days.
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