Mommy Katie: #BumbleBee101 Back to School Dinners with Bumble Bee Tuna

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

#BumbleBee101 Back to School Dinners with Bumble Bee Tuna

With the new school year here, finding meals to put on the table for dinner is a priority for me. There may not be a whole lot we can agree on when it comes to food in my house, but one thing the kids will eat that we all like is tuna. From the tuna salad sandwiches at lunch time, to the classic tuna casserole at dinner time, so when I found out that there are a variety of the Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna Gourmet Flavors available, I was excited to have found that there are more options available when it comes to dinner!

With the Gourmet Flavors, I can bring more variety to the table when it comes dinner in our house. And after looking at the recipes available on the Bumble Bee site, I was interested in giving them a try! One recipe that really caught my attention was the Sundried Tomato and Basil Baked Pasta. I like that I can try the Gourmet Flavor Bumble Bee Albacore Tuna varieties in it, and it is also a pasta that the whole family will like! Not only is it a dish that the whole family can enjoy together, but I like that it is easy, which is perfect on these busy back to school nights!


To make the Sundried Tomato and Basil Baked Pasta follow these instructions or head on over to the Bumble Bee website where you can find this recipe:

1 can (5oz) Bumble Bee Sensations® Seasoned Tuna Medley Bowl Sundried Tomato & Basil, do not drain
1/2 lb. dry penne or fusilli pasta
1 cup tomato sauce
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 Tablespoons sundried tomato puree
3 Tablespoons vegetable broth
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
fresh basil leaves (for garnish)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Prepare pasta according to package directions, set aside.  In a large bowl, combine tomato sauce, pasta, salt and pepper.  Add 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese with sundried tomato puree, vegetable broth, olive oil, chopped basil and the tuna.  Mix well.  Spoon ingredients into a 2 quart baking dish and top with remaining mozzarella cheese.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly golden.  Garnish with fresh torn basil leaves and fresh grated Parmesan.

So this year, as you prepare your dinners this back to school season, be sure to check out the variety of tuna products from Bumble Bee, and take a look at the recipes they have available on the Bumble Bee site for great dinner ideas!


Product received, thank you to Bumble Bee for supplying me with product and a gift card for this review, all opinions are my own.
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