Pasta with Veggies and Tuna in Cream Sauce

October 12, 2007 at 4:39 pm | Posted in cost-cutting, Entree | Leave a comment

Surprise, surprise … more tuna! I’m down to only 2 pounds still left, thanks to a lot of tuna salad, some tuna melts, this recipe, and a few cat snacks (I know …) This recipe was good, but I’d have liked it better without the tuna. We got the veggies as leftovers from dinner with friends of ours a few days ago. Had to use them somehow. This recipe was great and really easy – and it has the added benefit of being a “one-dish” meal. I love those.

COST: $1.40
Egg Noodles: $0.75
Milk: $0.15
Neufchatel: $0.50
Veggies: FREE
Tuna: FREE

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 bag of wide egg noodles (I like Inn Maid)
1/4 cup milk
4 oz (half brick) Neufchatel cheese
Steamed veggies (use the amount you like – I had about 2 cups)
1 can tuna
Salt & Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:
In saucepan, boil egg noodles according to package directions. When about 5 minutes of cook time remain, add veggies. When noodles are done, drain veggies and pasta in colander. In same pan as you used for the pasta, heat milk and neufchatel cheese (stirring regularly) over medium heat until neufchatel is completely melted. Add salt and pepper to taste, then stir in tuna. Allow to simmer over low heat until desired consistency is reached. Pour over pasta and veggies in serving dish and toss to coat.

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