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Is Canned Tuna Frugal?

August 4th, 2010 at 02:34 pm

I fine that canned tuna is one of my frugal proteins as I have posted recipes a few times. It's easy to use and an economical here. We can buy it in 3 sizes 95g, 180g & 420g most are just plain tuna in brine, springwater or oil in Chunky or flaked. There are numerous recipes printed for using canned tuna.

Pasta & Tuna - 1/2 can flavoured tuna, 1/4 cup tomato sauce mix- balance of tuna used for lunch with lavish crackers

Tuna Pasta

1 can 95g Tuna - Flavoured Tomato & Onion or other flavour
2 cups of spiral pasta
1/2 jar of pasta sauce
Dried parsley
Seasoning

Cook pasta as instructed
Mix tuna & pasta sauce into a microwave dish, add seasoning & dried parsley to taste and heat until hot.
When pasta is cooked drain, and reserves a little pasta water to pour back over the pasta and add tuna pasta sauce mixture to pasta and serve on 2 spaghetti bowls.

Serve 2
For one serving divide in half.
Serve with a green salad

Tuna Recipes posted so far here.

http://tightwadkitty.savingadvice.com/2006/10/24/italian-bea...

http://tightwadkitty.savingadvice.com/2007/01/13/my-mezze-or...

http://tightwadkitty.savingadvice.com/2007/05/07/recipe-easy...

http://tightwadkitty.savingadvice.com/2008/01/01/update-on-e...

http://tightwadkitty.savingadvice.com/2009/11/17/old-style-r...

http://tightwadkitty.savingadvice.com/2009/11/17/old-style-r... in the comments section

3 Responses to “Is Canned Tuna Frugal?”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    I love tuna and I think its definitely a frugal protein. I like it in Tuna pasta, Tuna on top of a salad, Tuna salad (with mayo), tuna on crackers, ect. Yummm.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    DF's 'quick lunch' (for when he accidently sleeps in - or when he's just feeling lazy) is a packet of two minute noodles and a tin of tuna. total lunch cost ~$1.50 Smile

  3. rob62521 Says:

    I'd say tuna is reasonable. I scored 5 cans of tuna last weekend at the grocery ... name brand tuna in water, for 39 cents a can. It was on sale with a limit of 5.

    Other than the tuna casserole, I usually make tuna cakes which is tuna, egg, bread crumbs, a little mayo, cut up celery, and a dash of spice, patted out and saute in a bit of olive oil. Thanks for the other recipe ideas!

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