Pasta with tuna & tomato sauce

Pasta with tuna & tomato sauce

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(54 ratings)

Ready in 30-35 minutes

Easy

Serves 4
This low fat, tasty pasta supper can be rustled up from tins and packets in the storecupboard

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal553
  • fat10g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs102g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre5g
  • protein21g
  • salt0.52g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes with herbs
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 500g pkt pasta bows
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 100g can tuna, drained
    Tuna

    Tuna

    tune-ah

    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • handful of basil leaves, optional

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.

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Comments (61)

arcdimitris's picture
5

Quick, easy, tasteful and cheap! Def doing it again!

wendy1427's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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

suebhart's picture
4

Just made this for the family, added extra chilli, some italian cheese and two peppers and it was a big hit. Will definitely do it again. Quick, easy, cheap and very very tasty - you can't ask for more than that to feed a hungry family.

carlypie's picture
4

Very nice I added some extra chilli flakes and changed the recipe for more tuna and tomato and less pasta.

bimbobaby's picture
4

this was much nicer than i thought it would be. i don't normally touch tuna but will start having this more. I melted mozzerella cheese into it, but it didn't really need it, the sugar gives it that little bit of sweetness & tastes lovely with it!!

mumpluslil-o's picture
4

just had this dish 4 dinner, simple and tasty. At the end of stage one i blended the ingredients, as my son hates bits...worked well.
I used hot chilli powder, it was quite spicy 4 my 3 yr old, so i quickly stired in more cheese, he ate the lot!
I also used only 1tbsp of oil, and didnt use basil as didnt have any in. would work well with a rocket or tomatoe&onion salad.
I will be having this dish again

kirsten132's picture
4

Really struggling to feed my 17mth old new dishes, but she loves pasta, so added some sweetcorn and peas and she wolfed it down.
Success!!

british89's picture

It was absolutely gorgeous! It was really easy to make and I will definately be making it again.. I think that i will add some olives and some moserella next time - i think that would just finish off the bursts of flavour1

siobhang's picture
4

I often make this with a cheese and tomato sauce. For a treat, a topping of crunched up crisps and grated cheese stuck under the grill for a couple of minutes is fantastic. I'll try sticking the garlic in next time, haven't tried that. Thanks!

bluebird002's picture
4

Lovely blend of flavours but this was too much pasta and not enough tuna and tomato (which would make it healthier, along with skipping the sugar).

julierutland's picture

Very easy and very yummy, will definately be making again.

flikjj's picture
4

added a touch of mascarpone to the sauce, lovely :) Will definitely make again.

elle01527's picture
5

Really yummy and quick too. Def make again, and again!

jessbass's picture
5

One of our favourites, quick, easy and delicious, what more could you ask for....oh yeah, it's cheap to make as well. I could eat it every day.

jules85's picture

Very simple and tasty,great for those days when you have'nt had time to shop as it's real storecupboard things.

janeyhopkins4's picture
5

easy and tasty

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