Peas are a wonderful and underrated food. Peas are inexpensive and easy to add to recipes or cook. They also contain high levels of fibre and protein. They’re a great item in your freezer for quick, easy meals like this Creamy Tuna Pasta With Peas. This warm and comforting meal can be prepared in just 20 minutes. It will also make a great lunch the next day!

What type of canned TUNA should I use?

I will admit that I bought the “solid” canned tuna to get more tuna meat. This recipe can be made with “chunk light” tuna. It tends to have more flaky and shredded ingredients.

What type of PARMESAN is best?

It was strange that I couldn’t find basic grated Parmesan at the store today. So I hand-shredded a Parmesan wedge I bought from Aldi a few years ago. Wedge Parmesan can be more expensive and melts faster than grated Parmesan. However, grated Parmesan can still be used in this recipe if you have it. Although it won’t melt as quickly, it will still taste delicious!


This comforting Creamy Tuna Pasta With Peas is quick and easy to make on a weeknight. It only takes a few ingredients.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Serving Size: 2 cups


  • 8 oz. pasta ($0.67)
  • 2 Tbsp Butter ($0.26)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic ($0.16)
  • 1 cup frozen peas (0.38)
  • 1 cup half-and-half* ($0.75)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan ($0.95)
  • 12 oz. Can solid Albacore tuna, drained ($2.79)


  • Bring the water to boil and add the pasta. Once the water has boiled, add the pasta to the pot and boil for a few minutes until it is tender. Then drain the pasta in a colander.
  • While the pasta cooks, make the rest of your dish. In a large skillet, melt the butter and add the minced garlic. Sauté the garlic on medium heat for approximately one minute or until softened and fragrant but not browned.
  • Season the peas with salt and pepper. Cook the peas for another couple of minutes or until they are cooked.
  • The half and half should be added to the skillet. Stir frequently to prevent skin from developing on the surface and to keep the bottom from burning. Let the half-and-half simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes or until it reduces slightly.
  • The pasta should now be done and drained. Stir the pasta into the skillet. Stir the pasta again with the Parmesan. As you stir, heat the Parmesan until it melts. Turn off the heat once the Parmesan has melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the tuna, drain it and then fold it into the pasta. Use whole chunks of tuna chunks. You can break them apart as you stir. To avoid breaking up chunky pieces that are already small, fold the tuna gently. Serve warm


Half and half is a popular American ingredient. It is made up of half milk and half cream. This is about 12% fat.


Serving: 2 Cups Calories 491.83 Kcal Carbohydrates 51.8 G Protein: 31.4g Fat: 16.65g Sodium 566.18 mg Fiber 3.65 g

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