Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Penne with Canelloni Beans, Black Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, and Tuna$ 3.86

A lovely combo that is rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and quick easy and cheap. If you time it right you can boil the noodles as you saute all the ingredients and have this meal made in 20 minutes.

1 lb penne pasta .99
2 tablespoon olive oil .60
2 medium tomatoes diced .60
1 can 15 ounces canelloni beans .69
can tuna .98

1 small can 10 ounces black olives
add salt and pepper to taste

Boil noodles according to instruction
heat olive oil in skillet add garlic on low

add tomato, beans, tuna and olives, saute for 15 minutes
remove from heat when noodles are ready
toss together

Sometimes we don't have everything we need to make a dish. Here's Barbara's ... "used what I had" ... version. She subbed cherry or grape tomatoes for diced, omitted the black olives rather than open a fresh can, and since the spaghetti pasta was closer than the Penne, she went with that. Still beautiful, economical, and fresh, but slightly different.

1 comment:

  1. B- check out my change on this recipe.
    Interesting mix. got some good nutrients from the dish.