Barilla Ready Pasta with Tuna

Thanks to Food & Nutrition magazine, I stumbled upon Barilla ready pasta! With a microwave you can have a lunch of pasta ready in 1 minute. Stove top takes a whole 2-4 minutes ;)

I can see the convenience and it does feel satisfying to not have to heat up water to cook the pasta, but unless you are really tight on time, I am not sure how much time it really saves if you also need to cook up toppings like I did for this recipe. Nonetheless, it did take only 5-10 minutes to put this whole meal together which is pretty fast for a satisfying meal like this. Feel free to switch out the tuna with salmon, shrimp, or omit this step all together. I sliced up zucchini and tomatoes, sprinkled in some salt & pepper, mixed in the tuna and pasta, and all done!

Incredibly fast, easy, and of course tasty too!

What do you all think: Is ready pasta worth it or would you stick to cooking the pasta yourself? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


  • Barilla Ready Pasta (2 servings)

  • 1/2 can of tuna

  • 1 tomato, sliced

  • 1 zucchini, sliced

  • salt & pepper to taste

  • olive oil

  • garlic clove

  • optional: parmesan cheese


  1. Heat up some oil in a pan and sauté garlic on medium heat.

  2. Add sliced zucchini and sauté for few minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Sauté sliced tomatoes, add more salt and pepper if desired. Let sauté for few minutes.

  4. While vegetables are sautéing, add pasta to a pan with oil and let it heat up for 2-4 minutes.

  5. Add 1/2 can of tuna to pan with zucchini and tomatoes and mix together.

  6. Add heated pasta to pan with tuna and vegetables and mix well.

  7. Serve with parmesan cheese and enjoy!

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