Unconventional Tuna Pasta Stuff Recipe

Being a mom of an overcommitted fourteen-year old who has cross country and marching band practices (not to mention a social life) while attending school full-time myself, I often find myself asking,”So, what do I put in my mouth?” The answer tends to be an elusive one for me.

After a grueling summer schedule of accelerated condensed courses that left me with no time, I developed a ridiculous addiction to Cheetos. I had to find something(s) that met the following criteria that I think EveryMom can relate to:

  • quick
  • uses ingredients that are multi-purpose
  • fresh
  • nutrient packed

So here you go. It’s not fancy, and it’s not even measured, but seriously, you can’t fuck this up (I’m sure someone could, but not you, you Tuna Pasta Stuff Gladiator).

  • 2 bowls (less than a pound) of leftover elbow noodles from the kid’s dinner
  • 1 can tuna (Trader Joes scares me the least)
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 not huge hunk of white onion
  • 1/2 lb. or so of frozen sweet peas, thawed (You can give the other half to your dog like I did. It’s good for ‘em.)
  • Some tablespoons of real mayo. Hellman’s: I’m a fan. Add only a little at a time; once you’ve gone too far you can’t turn back, and your dog already ate too many peas.
  • 1 tablespoon or so of fresh dill. I just pinch “a bit.” It’s refreshing but a little goes a long way.
  • Pinches of salt and pepper to taste: be a snob, freshly grind that shit with your mill like the boss you are.

Smack it up, flip it, then eat it down, oh noooooo.


Just don’t try to make your kid eat it if they’ve begun to grow hair down there. It’s old people food. They won’t like it.


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