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tuna pasta dish(Sri Lankan style,dairy free).

Tuna pasta dish(Sri Lankan style,dairy free).

A one-pot, creamy pasta with tuna dish made without cream or cheese.

An easy pasta stovetop dinner can be as easy as making this simple non-dairy dish with loads of curry flavor and just enough heat.

A canned tuna pasta dish that needs no cheese.

It’s creamy without any cheese or dairy.

That’s right, I’m not using cheese or dairy products used in this recipe to give the sauce it’s creamy coating, I’m using coconut milk make the base sauce.

If you are in a hurry to make dinner or even simple lunch then try making this easy stove-top pasta dish.

you’ll definitely have all the ingredients you need in your pantry to make it.

canned tuna pasta dish made with coconut milk.

A curry tuna pasta dish Sri Lankan style.

All you Italian food lovers, please don’t hate me but I’ve added my twist to this dish, turning it into one of my version of a classic and popular casserole pasta with tuna dish.

swirling delicious pasta tuna in a pot made on a stove top.
 
Pasta + canned tuna recipe equals a family favorite dinner.

Don’t be surprised by the ingredients and wonder if it will taste good or not, I’ve been making this creamy tuna pasta casserole for my family for a long, long time and over the years I’ve tweaked the pasta dish to give it a Sri Lankan twist to make it an easy dinner favorite with my kids.

All I’m asking is you give it a try and let me know how you like it.

By the way, this tuna pasta dish can easily be adapted to a school lunch box meal as well.

Can I use a different type of pasta for this stove-top creamy canned tuna pasta dish.

Yes, penne, shells, elbow and tie pasta are the types that are ideal for the recipe.

Can I substitute tuna with any other type of canned fish?

No, I would suggest NOT using any other type of canned fish except tuna.

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Reader’s reviews for the canned tuna pasta dish. you can find the original in the comment section below.

  • “Absolutely loved this dish. Sri Lankanized pasta. Pls, post more recipes related to pasta and noodles” 
  • “I was looking for a pasta recipe for the whole family and I stumbled on this article. I read and followed the instructions carefully and I made it deliciously! Every member of my family is so happy! Thanks for this!”. 
  • “Fantastic dish!! I absolutely loved it. Full of flavor and so easy to make. I was looking for a non-dairy recipe as we are on a detox, no dairy for 8 weeks. So we will be having this again a lot! I will be saving this recipe and sharing it, so happy, Thank you”.

More no-dairy, stove-top dinner recipes to try.

Easy Ground beef pasta.

Red lentil ground beef chili

 

stove-top creamy tuna pasta dish(no-dairy recipe).

A pack of fettuccine pasta(see notes above on other types of pasta to use)

3-5 tablespoons of oil

2 medium-sized onions sliced fine

4 cloves of garlic minced

1 large carrot grated

100g of green beans sliced thin

1 large tomato sliced fine

2 green chillies finely sliced

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder

1 tablespoon of curry powder

1/2 teaspoon of garam masala

1/2 teaspoon of pepper powder

1 tablespoon of tomato paste

2 tablespoons of tomato ketchup

1/2 cup of thick coconut milk

2 cans of tuna

Method

Cook the fettuccine pasta according to the package instructions, drain and set aside.

Place a large pan or wok over medium heat and pour in the oil(3-5tbs).

Add onion slices(2 medium) and garlic(4)to the oil, cook 3-5 minutes until both ingredients turn slightly brown.

Add beans(100g), grated carrots(1 large shredded), tomato slices(1), green chillies(2), turmeric powder(1/2 tbs), garam masala(1/2tsp), curry powder(1 tbs), pepper(1/2 tsp).

Add the ingredients in the given order. combine and cook all ingredients for 3 minutes over medium heat. keep mixing them as you add to avoid burning.

Once the above-mentioned spices, add tomato paste(1 tbs), tomato ketchup(2 tbs)and salt to season.

Reduce heat to low and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes.

Add tuna flecks(drain first)into the pan(2 cans), continue cooking over low heat for another 3 minutes.

Pour in the coconut milk(1/2cup), cover with a lid and cook until you have a creamy thick pasta sauce flavored by all the ingredients you’ve added so far. this would take a little over 10 minutes.

The final result should be a thick coconut cream sauce that can easily coat the pasta.

Make sure you have the seasoning balanced at this stage, adjust the taste by adding a little more salt, pepper, ketchup sauce and curry powder to suit your taste.

Once the sauce is reduced and thick, add in the fettuccine pasta and combine well, serve warm.

Yield: 4

Stove-top creamy tuna pasta dish(Sri Lankan style,no dairy).

Stove-top creamy tuna pasta dish-dinner can be as easy as making this simple pasta dish with loads of flavor and just enough heat. It's budget friendly, saves time and can easily feed a family of five-islandsmile.org
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
  • A pack of fettuccine pasta(see notes above on other types of pasta to use)
  • 3-5 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 medium-sized onions sliced fine
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 100g of green beans sliced thin
  • 1 large tomato sliced fine
  • 2 green chillies finely sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon of curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of thick coconut milk
  • 2 cans of tuna

Instructions

    Cook the fettuccine pasta according to the package instructions, drain and set aside.

    Place a large pan or wok over medium heat and pour in the oil(3-5tbs).

    Add onion slices(2 medium) and garlic(4)to the oil, cook 3-5 minutes until both ingredients turn slightly brown.

    Add beans(100g), grated carrots(1 large shredded), tomato slices(1), green chillies(2), turmeric powder(1/2 tbs), garam masala(1/2tsp), curry powder(1 tbs), pepper(1/2 tsp).

    Add the ingredients in the given order. combine and cook all ingredients for 3 minutes over medium heat. keep mixing them as you add to avoid burning.

    Once the above-mentioned spices, add tomato paste(1 tbs), tomato ketchup(2 tbs)and salt to season.

    Reduce heat to low and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes.

    Add tuna flecks(drain first)into the pan(2 cans), continue cooking over low heat for another 3 minutes.

    Pour in the coconut milk(1/2cup), cover with a lid and cook until you have a creamy thick pasta sauce flavored by all the ingredients you’ve added so far. this would take a little over 10 minutes.

    The final result should be a thick coconut cream sauce that can easily coat the pasta.

    Make sure you have the seasoning balanced at this stage, adjust the taste by adding a little more salt, pepper, ketchup sauce and curry powder to suit your taste.

    Once the sauce is reduced and thick, add in the fettuccine pasta and combine well, serve warm.

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    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 444Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 19g

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    Loretta Kaval

    Sunday 18th of April 2021

    This looks good for my non dairy daughter. You say 2 cans of tuna, but what size? I'm thinking you are in the US? In Australia there are different size cans. Could you let me know the weight of tuna you recommend, Thanks Loretta

    Loretta Kaval

    Monday 3rd of May 2021

    @jehan, Thank you!

    jehan

    Monday 19th of April 2021

    Hi Loretta, I'm from Sri Lanka, will amend the recipe to include the size of the tuna can as I didn't realize there was a larger can available. I used 180g cans should do. hope this helps. regards J

    Lynda Jane Turner

    Wednesday 14th of August 2019

    Fantastic dish!! Absolutely loved it. Full of flavour and so easy to make. I was looking for a non dairy recipe as we are on a detox, no dairy for 8 weeks. So we will be having this again a lot! I will be saving this recipe and sharing it, so happy, Thank you.

    jehan

    Wednesday 14th of August 2019

    Hi Lynda, Thank you! I like to make this tuna pasta for guests who don't eat chicken or beef. I've served it with spicy tomato salsa bruschettas for a simple meal. appreciate if you could rate the recipe so other's could find it as well.

    Kate Berkey

    Saturday 13th of April 2019

    I was looking for a pasta recipe for the whole family and I stumbled on this article. I read and followed the instructions carefully and I made it deliciously! Every member of my family is so happy! Thanks for this!

    Ilma Sharaz

    Monday 7th of January 2019

    absolutely loved this dish . Sri Lankanized pasta. Pls post more recipes related to pasta and noodles

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