Tuna Pesto Pasta (I can cook, you guys)

I tell people that I don’t cook. Truth is, I do; I just say that I don’t because the only thing I make is pasta, which is so easy that I don’t think it qualifies as real cooking. Does that make sense?

Anyway, last weekend I whipped up a batch of Tuna Pesto Pasta for my mom and I. It’s a very easy recipe—you just throw the ingredients into the pot—and if I can get my lazy ass to do it, I’m sure anyone can.

We got the recipe from Nonie, my mom‘s officemate. Thank you! 🙂


  • 2 tbsps. margarine (I used the garlic-flavored kind)
  • 1 small can of tuna (I prefer the non-spicy variety for this)
  • 1 small pack evaporated milk
  • A pack of all-purpose cream
  • A pack of instant pesto powder

Step 1

Heat the margarine. Margarine burns easily, so be careful.

Step 2

Stir in the tuna (with the oil) and the evaporated milk. Simmer on low heat.

Step 3

Add all-purpose cream.

Step 4

Add the pesto, stirring thoroughly. Simmer until before the sauce begins to boil.

And there you have it! We served it with al dente spaghetti and garlic bread.

Garlic bread AKA bread toasted with garlic margarine and sprinkled with toasted garlic bits

Let me know if you have any ideas on how I could tweak this recipe!

Ela is a twentysomething who is constantly getting stuck in self-destructive behavior and bouts of low self-esteem. She struggles with depression and writes to relieve herself of her feelings. Sometimes she even blogs about other things like makeup and positivity. One of her pieces was published in the Inquirer Young Blood in October 2017. She likes cats, dogs, and sometimes even people.

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