Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stir Fried Macaroni with Broccoli and Tuna

This meal was created when I took out the fish fillet to defroze in the refrigerator and ended out too lazy to do a Chinese stir-fry dinner for the night.  I loved baked fish because it was easier and healthier.  The baked fish above was really easy which I will provide the recipe in a later post.  Since I was not cooking rice, I had to come out with a dish to complement my American style baked fish .  I came out with stir-fried macaroni pasta and added broccoli and tuna in canned.  I did a similar pasta dish before but with a different pasta.  This pasta dish alone was healthy because it had broccoli, tuna and extra virgin olive oil. 

Have you tried turkey bacon before?  I tried it at Denny's when I ordered my healthy breakfast (egg white scrambles, turkey bacon and chicken patty).   I was hooked since then because it was really crispy and good and less fat than the original bacon.  I would recommend you to cook the bacon in a convection microwave oven if you have one, it was really crispy and most of the oil oozes out during the cooking process.

I'm sharing this noodle with Presto Pasta Nights, an event created by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast This week host is The Sweet Kitchen. Check out her delicious round up on June, 18th!


  • Macaroni, enough for 4 persons, cooked as package direction and set aside
  • 2 cups broccoli, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cans of tuna in oil, drained
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Lemon juice, fresh or bottle
  • Black peppers
  • Chicken stock or 1 tsp. chicken stock granules
  • White wine
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Optional:  microwave crispy turkey bacon to garnish before serving.


1.  In a saute pan, add in some olive oil, then garlic.  Fry a little, add in broccoli, stir-fry until broccoli is cooked.

2.  Add in white wine and chicken stock if used.  Add in macaroni and stir well.  Add in tuna and mix well.

3.  Season to taste with salt, sugar, pepper, and chicken stock granules (if used).  Lastly, drizzle with a little lemon juice, stir to mix well.

4.  Serve with crispy turkey bacon on top.  You can add a side dish if you like.


Ruth Daniels said...

Baked crusted fish is a wonderful treat and so is the stir fried macaroni. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Stir-fry macaroni? I could love this!

Rice Palette said...

I've never stir-fried anything with macaroni before, so this looks amazing! Adding in broccoli too? Count me in! :0)

tigerfish said...

Hahha, I don't think Denny's breakfast is ever healthy but confess it is quite tempting at times. We usually have the breakfast before any of our road trips cos we set off early and there is only Dennys around...hahhaha. We usually take the unhealthy Grand Slam. lol

Your dinner is healthy though. I enjoy stir-fry macaroni also. Quite a regular in my kitchen :P

Sweet Kitchen said...

Sometimes the best dishes are those that are unplanned! Looks great.

My Asian Kitchen said...

usually I cook this type of meal for hubby too!

Anh said...

Easy and simple recipe. Don't you just love to have some tuna on hand? :D

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

quick and delicious meal!

busygran said...

Macaroni can be done in so many ways. Yours sounds very healthy and wholesome with broc and tuna. Another dish to cook for my grandsons!

Vista said...

Already tried it yesterday .. so yummy !! thanks for sharing.

pigpigscorner said...

I've heard lots about turkey bacon and would love to try them!

daphne said...

yup! I love what u did with the pasta- and now I have not tried turkey bacon! it sounds healthier than the usual bacon?

Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) said...

I love turkey bacon. I switched to it years ago and now I cannot bring myself to eat the regular kind anymore. This dish is so healthy looking, I love it! I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks, always a pleasure Ruth. :)

Belinda, yes you can, try it! ;)

Thanks Rice Palette.

Tigerfish, mine also a Grand Slam, but it has healthier choices now like what I mentioned. :)

Thanks Sweet Kitchen. I agreed with you.

Les, I only cook pasta once in a while. Hehe...

Yes Anh, always stocked some when it goes on sales. Always come in handy. :)

Thanks Sonia.

Hope your grandsons enjoy it, Busygran.

You are so welcome Vista, glad you loved it. :)

Pigpigs, go try, I liked it!

Daphne, it is less fat than the usual bacon (I forgot to check whether it has less sodium or not). But it is still a processed food, so have it occasionally should be okay.

Little Corner of Mine said...

You are welcome Kristin, hope you like this pasta. Great switch!

Big Boys Oven said...

such an invting dish, looked awesome! I just love stir fried macaroni!

Elena said...

Is turkey bacon less salty too?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Elena, I am not sure because I didn't compare it side by side. It tasted less salty to me but need to compare it to be sure.