Je Tries to Cook: Tuna Spaghetti

My mom once again got lazy and asked me to cook Tuna Spaghetti. I know what you’re thinking. We had Tuna Spaghetti for dinner days after I tried cooking White Spaghetti. Sorry, pero galit kami sa spaghetti e! :p

I’ve tried cooking spaghetti countless of times before, but it was my first time to use tuna instead of ground beef and hotdogs. If you’re a busy working mom or a wifey who’s always on the go, this is a very good alternative to the usual spaghetti. You’ll lessen the cooking time as ground beef takes longer to cook. Plus, it’s a healthier substitute too!


cooking oil, minced garlic
1 medium-sized thinly-sliced onion
1 can button mushroom
2 cans corned tuna
grated cheese
2 tbsp fish sauce (patis)
seasoning granules (optional)
1 pack spaghetti sauce
Note: I wasn’t able to note how many grams or ml, so just base it on the photo above. :)

DSC_09151 tsp  all-purpose flour
1/2 cup water (obviously not in the picture)
ground black pepper
garlic sprinkle


1. Boil water in a pot and cook pasta according to package directions.

2. In a pan, sauté the chopped onions. Once translucent, add the garlic and the fish sauce.


3. Pour in the canned corned tuna. When you’re cooking the usual spaghetti, this part takes the longest as you need the ground beef to brown. But since you can eat the corned tuna straight from the can, the effort has been lessened by a gazillion times!

4. Pour in the spaghetti sauce. The only spaghetti sauce we use in the house is Del Monte. Ganun talaga kapag laking Del Monte Kitchenomics! Haha! There are a lot of variations, but we opted to use the Italian style.

5. Put in the seasoning granules. If you’re cooking for kids, you may want to add some sugar or banana ketchup to make the sauce sweet.

6. Add 3 tbsp of grated cheese. Aside from making the sauce richer and thicker, I make it a habit to put grated cheese in my pasta sauce. Ewan ko kung bakit, trip ko lang! Bwaha! :p

7. Add some ground black pepper and garlic sprinkle.

8. This step is optional. Since my dad wants the sauce to be thicker, I dissolved the flour in hot water and poured into the simmering sauce.

DSC_0921 Tuna Spaghetti topped with grated cheese with garlic bread on the side

Slowly, I’m beginning to dethrone the QUEEN OF THE KITCHEN, who happens to be my mom. :p

1 comment :

  1. Hi Chefrellt Abenoja-Andrade, This recipe looks yummy. How was it?


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