Pasta with tuna & tomato sauce

Pasta with tuna & tomato sauce

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(45 ratings)

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Cooking time

Ready in 30-35 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This low fat, tasty pasta supper can be rustled up from tins and packets in the storecupboard

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
553
protein
21g
carbs
102g
fat
10g
saturates
1g
fibre
5g
sugar
1g
salt
0.52g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes with herbs
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 500g pkt pasta bows
  • 100g can tuna, drained
  • handful of basil leaves, optional

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan, throw in the onion and cook for a couple of minutes. Stir in the garlic, tomatoes, chilli and sugar. Season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Give it a good stir, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook according to packet instructions. Flake the tuna into the sauce and heat through. Drain the pasta, return to the pan and stir in the sauce and basil leaves if you have any. Serve with a generous grinding of pepper.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2002

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chandimadz's picture

I added some sundried tomatoes. It really lifted the flavor even more of this tasty but easy dish

fairybambina's picture

Great store cupboard recipe. Added cheese & my fussy toddler loved it too! 500g is way too much pasta 300g was more than enough

Looney76's picture
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Just made this for lunch for me and my hubby. Followed the recipe exactly just with less pasta (300g). Made plenty with some left for my lunch tomorrow. Hubby added cheese but i had it as is and we both found it very tasty. Will definately make again :)

alisonl262's picture

Thus is a super quick tea and surprisingly delicious. Made using penne and lazy basil paste. Will definitely make again.

mjbrim1's picture
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Really enjoyed this and even my 3 year old ate it - and he normally won't touch tuna. The only change I made was to use 300g of pasta instead of 500g. This was plenty for 2 adults and a toddler with plenty of sauce too. I even had enough for a pasta salad the next day for lunch!

marcin_kopec's picture
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Very quick and easy to cook. Amazing taste !! I didn't add sugar :)
I rated it for 5 stars because I think that cannon't be done better.

shazzafly's picture
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Super yummy and easy. Added some veg for extra crunch and used whole chilli instead of powder

shazzafly's picture
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Super yummy and easy. Added some veg for extra crunch and used whole chilli instead of powder

shazzafly's picture
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Super yummy and easy. Added some veg for extra crunch and used whole chilli instead of powder

blartman's picture
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I used fresh chopped chilli and it was delicious. Also, 500g of pasta is way too much. 350g made plenty for 4 portions.

oddspod's picture
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Nice meal, very quick to russle up.

clairem1308's picture
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Made this for the hubby and myself for a mid week dinner very nice with loads of pepper. Also re=heated well for lunch next day. Will be making this again.

utterchaos's picture
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Very quick and easy to make and tasted pretty good.

angiec_33's picture
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A nice simple recipe that can be made quickly when your kids are screaming for something tasty and filling! My 4 and a half year old is majorly fussy and ate this without any questions asked. I chopped my onion as finely as possible and used garlic infused rapeseed oil for frying and passata instead of chopped tomatoes so no 'bits'. My son isn't a spice fan so no chilli but I would definitely add it for me to jazz it up. Hardly culinary genius but still tasty!

kadeyosoye's picture

My Italian friend's mum taught me this recipe 20 years ago, she added black pepper, some tomato purée and simmer for 20 mins, she also added some Parmesan cheese on top.

silmarillion's picture
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Just made this for lunch as my cupboards are fairly bare (shopping day) but these are all things I have hanging around. It was very easy and really tasty! You can make it lunch or dinner sized by varying the amount of pasta you use. I'll be making this again!

niknoodles86's picture
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Nice and easy, had not much in my cupboards. So this was great. Really enjoyed for a mid week meal.

aledwills's picture

Sooo nice, quick and easy this recipe is a must for any kitchen. We are a big family of seven and this fed us all nicely ( max 5 adults ) with comments like best I have ever had and make it again please. Its now firmly on the menu for Monday nights.

ktk102's picture
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perfect for those old mother hubbard scenarios! agree let the sauce simmer a while. I used a whole fresh chilli and was just right. Was worried lack of ingredients might make it bland but not at all.

manatoo's picture

Easy, yummy recipe like my mother used to make, but I'll use less pasta and more tuna and tomato next time. Also, was out of chillis so used 1/4 tsp tabasco sauce instead, worked great!

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