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Pasta With Tuna Sauce

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Easy, quick, and delicious recipe for pasta with tuna sauce!

It’s the right recipe whenever you don’t have much time to devote to cooking, but you want a tasty and complete meal for you and your family!

It takes only a few ingredients that you most probably already have in your pantry to prepare this delicious tuna sauce! Plus, the variations for this sauce are endless!

First of all, serve this tuna sauce with your favorite type of pasta! Ideal for pasta lovers. From spaghetti to cannelloni and from penne to lasagna.

If you have no appetite for pasta, try and serve it with rice or mashed potatoes.

The best meal in general but also especially for those days when you have no idea what to cook!

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pasta with tuna sauce easy recipe

Pasta With Tuna Sauce

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Easy, quick, and delicious recipe for pasta with tuna sauce! It takes only a few ingredients that you most probably already have in your pantry to prepare this delicious tuna sauce! Plus, the variations for this sauce are endless!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 738 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 300 gr canned tuna
  • 400 gr tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil , extra virgin
  • 1 green bell pepper , diced
  • 1 large yellow onion , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp green seedless olives , chopped
  • 2 tbsp corn , canned
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • a pinch of chili flakes
  • ½ cup hot water

Pasta

  • 500 gr spaghetti or dry pasta of your choice

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, olives, corn, and caper and sauté for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the canned tuna and spices like oregano, thyme, bay leaf, salt, and pepper and mix for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce and hot water and mix well until combined. Put the lid on and let the sauce boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer with the lid on for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and cook for an additional 5 minutes if there is a lot of liquid in your tuna sauce. The sauce should be thick and aromatic.

Pasta

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. I prefer to cook my pasta for 1 minute or 1 and a half minutes less than the packaging instructions suggest.

Notes

  • Served: Serve with grated parmesan cheese on top.
  • Variations: 
    • For the tuna sauce:
      • Add more fresh or dried herbs like basil, dill, mint, and fresh or canned veggies like mushrooms, grated carrot, etc.
      • Spice up the tuna sauce with flavors like cumin, chili, or smoked paprika.
    • Instead of pasta, serve the tuna sauce with rice or mashed potatoes.
  • Storage: Serve and enjoy it immediately. Store the tuna sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Extra calories note: Approximately one serving of tuna sauce has 298 kcal, and one serving with spaghetti and tuna sauce has 738 kcal.
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A Little More About This Tuna Sauce

  • Served: Serve with grated parmesan cheese on top.
  • Storage: Serve and enjoy it immediately. Store the tuna sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Variations: 
    • For the tuna sauce:
      • Add a chopped eggplant and sauté with the onion at the beginning of cooking.
      • Add more fresh or dried herbs like basil, dill, mint, and fresh or canned veggies like mushrooms, grated carrot, etc.
      • Spice up the tuna sauce with flavors like cumin, chili, or smoked paprika.
      • Replace tomato sauce with two tablespoons of ouzo for a more aromatic, clear, and summery tuna sauce.
    • Instead of pasta, serve the tuna sauce with rice or mashed potatoes.

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Nutrition Facts

Tuna Sauce

Pasta with Tuna Sauce

*This is an estimated nutrition chart provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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