Pasta with tuna & tomato sauce

Pasta with tuna & tomato sauce

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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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kewg1976's picture
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Really delicious and easy to make.

cocovanilla's picture
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Quite nice! :) Will make again!

dutes8080's picture
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Great low fat AND store cupboard recipe. Used double the amount of Tuna, I hadn't got that small a tin, and threw in a few capers - worked well and was enjoyed by all. Great standby recipe.

tashaboo's picture
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Just noticed I totally forgot the basil. I love fresh basil and we had it in but on the other it was still lush without it! I altered recipe to suit my own taste, made it into a pasta BAKE with cheese and breadcrumbs which I totally recommend. For me Tuna and Tom only really work together when it's SPICY :)

sanddancerjo's picture
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We all really enjoyed this dish, I cant believe my children ate a meal with chilli powder in! I made mine with wholemeal penne pasta and it went down very well, I also made a wholmeal garlic baguette.

vanialre's picture

Soooooo easy and very tasty. I liquidised the sauce as I'm, not keen on lumpy sauces - still delicious. I think I might try it with cooked chicked next time.

grindlay54's picture
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Make this for a quick lunch and it went down really well with a green salad. Great standby as said before, with all store cupboard items. I blended the sauce in the pan to make it smoother and was nice and thick once reduced. Good recipe.

gill2607's picture
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Very simple to make. Used the oil from the tuna tin and added some basil instead of chilli.

forcesmum's picture
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VERY TASTY! Served with crusty garlic bread :) x

lurvlyloz's picture
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so simple store cupboard staple. cant go wrong. excellent

tubbys's picture

yum yum really lovely all the family enjoyed

jankauskas's picture
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Very quick, easy, and tasty. As others have said though, I thought 500g was far too much pasta for this recipe.

emilymargaret's picture
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This is a good idea but NO WAY do you need a full 500g packet for this. I used about half to two thirds of the amount stated above and got a good ratio of sauce to pasta. Perhaps though my sauce reduced down too much.
Sauce was tasty though and very quick and easy for a Monday night. Added a few capers as they were in the fridge.

ruthy10's picture
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I needed an idea for lunch to take to work, made this the night before, kept the pasta and sauce separate and reheated together at work and it tasted great. would definitely make again

arcdimitris's picture
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Quick, easy, tasteful and cheap! Def doing it again!

wendy1427's picture
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very easy to make and a quick standby evening meal. It has become a firm fav in our house. I add an extra chilli to give it more of a quick.

the-novice-chef's picture

will try this but will defo add sweetcorn and kids will love it.

gumblina's picture
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lovely stuff! I had barely any food in and needed something nice and quick to eat, this was perfect. Nice to see a storecupboard ingredient recipe that actually uses normal storecupboard ingredients like tuna and a tin of toms. Might put in more veggies next time, if I've got any!

melaniesunflower's picture
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if you let the sauce simmer at a lower heat and for about 20 min it's muh thicker and not as watery.

clairem1308's picture
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MMM the family and I really enjoyed this one, will most definately be having this again.

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