Spaghetti With Tuna, Lemon, and Bread Crumbs

The great majority of children love spaghetti.  They love to slurp it, and twirl it, and make shapes with their noodles.  They love it with meat sauce, with tomato sauce, with pesto sauce, and with alfredo sauce.  They love it with chicken, and sometimes even salmon or shrimp.  No matter how you mix them though, it can get a little boring for mom and dad. So it’s time to spice it up a little bit!  Here is a great recipe for spaghetti that both you and your kids will love!

Spaghetti With Tuna

  1. * Gather your ingredients.
    1. - Salt and Pepper
    2. - Parsely – I like some oregano too!
    3. - Olive oil – I do this part to sight.
    4. - Lemon zest and juice (about a teaspoon of zest and 2.5 teaspoons juice, you don’t want too much!)
    5. - Tuna (drain any water out first!)
    6. - Bread!
    7. - Some people add olives, but this is definitely not something necessary.
  2. * Preheat your oven to 350 Farenheit – you will be doing some cooking!
  3. * Mix your olive oil and bread in a blender or processor to create some nice, decent sized bread crumbs. Season with some salt and pepper (And add some garlic if you like that too!)
  4. * Get your water to a boil (add some salt and olive oil into it to make the noodles yummier!). Add the spaghetti in.
  5. * Put those seasoned bread crumbs on a cookie cutter, and bake for 6 – 8 minutes. I always think of trying to get the consistency of a crouton.
  6. * By the time you take your bread crumbs out, your pasta should be close to al dente. When it is ready, go ahead and drain the water (save a little bit on the side), returning your pasta to the pot.
  7. * Now, throw in the lemon zest, a hint more of olive oil, a few tablespoons of lemon juice, and the parsley. Put a tiny bit fo the pasta water into the dish to make it easier to coat your noodles.
  8. * Add your tuna and mix well.
  9. * Sprinkle with Breadcrumbs, and enjoy!

Making unique spaghetti can seem like a daunting task – until you actually do it!  As you can see above, this entire dish could likely be prepared in less than 30 minutes. It is a simple dish, and is even simple enough to have the kids help!

Being able to find something that your entire family can enjoy can be difficult.  Finding something they enjoy that is easy to make can be even more difficult sometimes!  With this dish though, you get something with a variety of flavors that is not overpowering enough to cause a problem. The spaghetti will be enough to entice most children into trying it, and once they do, they’ll be asking for it over and over again!  If your child is a picky eater, this is one of the best ways to begin introducing new tastes and ideas!

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