+

Emergency Pasta

Sign up to save this recipe to your profile Sign Up Now ›
2 Easy
1 Rating 

Ingredients (9)

  • 1/2 cup good olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 100g parmesan cheese, to serve (parmesan is best, but desperate times can call for any available cheese)
  • red chilli, deseeded finely chopped
  • tin of tuna in oil
  • fresh tomato, chopped
  • green olives, chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • parsley, chopped, or arugula is a nice alternative
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Emergency Pasta

This has saved me from hunger many a night when I was a little broker than I would have liked. The first four ingredients are essential (and make a surprisingly delicious pasta on their own), the others can be added according to whatever you have on hand.

Instructions

  1. 1Cook pasta until al dente, drain.
  2. 2While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a heavy pan. Add whatever you’re using out of garlic, chilli, tuna, tomatoes, and olives to the hot oil, then add hot pasta and stir well. You want everything to be fresh, so just fry it enough to heat it before adding the pasta, not to actually cook it. The same goes with the garlic–you want it nice and bitey, so fry it for just 30 seconds or so, otherwise it will get sweet and mellow–good for some things, but not for this. Season well to taste.
  3. 3Stir through the arugula/parsley and serve with parmesan and lemon juice squeezed on top.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

6 Places to Buy Fruit & Vegetable Plants Online
Shop

6 Places to Buy Fruit & Vegetable Plants Online

by Camryn Rabideau | If you're looking for places to buy plants online (particularly those for fruits and vegetables so...

11 Unusual Things to Grill This Summer
Shop

11 Unusual Things to Grill This Summer

by David Watsky | If you're the type who fires up the grill on most days during summer, there's a good chance that the...

Stylish & Shatterproof: Dinnerware You Don't Have to Worry About Dropping
Shop

Stylish & Shatterproof: Dinnerware You Don't Have to Worry About Dropping

by Dan Koday | Unbreakable glasses, plates, and other stylish and shatterproof dinnerware is just what you need for...