This meal can literally be on the table in 15 minutes from start to finish. While I certainly wouldn't call it "gourmet", it's flavorsome and filling, and for an after-work-and-school weeknight dinner, isn't that what really counts?
Best of all, it utilizes mostly pantry items: spaghetti (or rice), canned tomatoes, corn and olives. For the meat I used a combination of hot dogs and sliced smoked turkey breast, but leftover chicken (either diced or shredded) works well too.
If you want to spend a little extra time and up the flavor a bit, you could add 2 tablespoons for tomato paste and a sautéed onion.
- 1 (1lb.) box spaghetti
- 3 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 oz.) can corn
- 6 slices smoked turkey breast, cubed
- 4 beef hot dogs, sliced
- ½ cup sliced olives
- Fill a pot with hot water. Cover and bring to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until tender.
- Drain the water and add in the rest of the ingredients. Cover and cook until hot. Serve.
That is why I gave the option of using leftover chicken instead. You could also omit the meat/chicken entirely and eat it as a vegetarian meal.
If you prefer a bit of oil in your pasta, then don't drain the tuna in oil - dump the whole lot in and mix well.
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