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Healthy Foods That Doesn’t Taste Like - Crap

Updated on March 11, 2011
Chef Yaas
Chef Yaas

Tuna, Piza & Pasta

Treat your kids to their favorite pasta and pizza with a twist.

The above title-and accompanying pictures-will probably make kids' eyes grow large with delight when they see this page. Indeed, kids are so enamored with pizza and pasta nowadays that they probably would eat these dishes without fail given the chance. Anyway, most parents could, considering that the following recipes have tuna as a major ingredient which is hands-down preferred by health buffs. We are sure that just one bite of the pizza would instantly satisfy your child's palate. Why not indulge them once in a while?

Creamy Pesto With Tuna
Creamy Pesto With Tuna

Creamy Pesto With Tuna

  • 2 cups parsley, loosely packed
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

For the pasta:

  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce
  • 1 cup all purpose cream
  • 2 (184 gms.) Canned Tuna Chunks in Vegetable Oil, drained
  • 300 gms. Penne Pasta, cooked
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish

Place parsley and half of the olive oil in a blender and process until well blended. Add Parmesan cheese, walnuts and garlic. Process until well chopped. Add basil and blend while slowly adding the rest of the olive oil. Set aside.

In a sauce pan, combine 1/2 cup of pesto sauce and 1 cup of cream. Heat over low fire for 3 to 5 minutes. Add penne pasta and tuna. Stir until well combined. Transfer pasta into a platter. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese on top. Serve with bread.

Spicy Tuna And Zucchini Pasta
Spicy Tuna And Zucchini Pasta

Spicy Tuna And Zucchini Pasta

  • 14/ cup olive oil
  • 1 med. white onion, chopped
  • 1 head roasted garlic, remove skin
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced then grilled
  • 1 (180 gms.) Canned Tuna Lite Hot & Spicy
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3/4 tsp. salt, or according to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 300 gms. Premium Spaghetti, cooked
  • 1 tsp. lime zest, grated

Heat olive oil in a pan. Saute onions, garlic, bell peppers and zucchini. Add tuna with its liquid. Pour in white wine and allow the sauce to simmer until slightly reduced.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss spaghetti in the sauce. Add lime zest and stir before removing from heat.

Makes 3 servings

Tuna Salad Pizza
Tuna Salad Pizza

Tuna Salad Pizza

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 2 tbsps. red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tsps. olive oil
  • 1 pc. 12"-pizza crust
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 (184 gms.) Canned Tuna Chunks in Vegetable Oil, drained
  • 1/2 tbsp. oregano flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper

For the salad topping:

  • 2 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup baby arugula leaves
  • 1 med. tomato, diced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Combine garlic, onions, zucchini, red bell pepper and olive oil in a pan and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; set aside.

Heat oven to 450°F. Sprinkle crust with half the shredded mozzarella. Spread tomato sauce over cheese. Top cooked vegetables evenly over pizza. Top with tuna and remaining cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and salt. Bake until pizza is heated through and cheese is bubbling and lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Slice pizza into 8.

Right before serving pizza, toss salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with salt. Pile salad in the center of the pizza.

Makes 8 slices

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