Pasta with tuna & tomato sauce

Pasta with tuna & tomato sauce

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(80 ratings)

Ready in 30-35 minutes


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

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal553
  • fat10g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs102g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre5g
  • protein21g
  • salt0.52g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 1 onion, chopped



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

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



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  • 500g pkt pasta bows



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

  • 100g can tuna, drained



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

  • handful of basil leaves, optional


  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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14th Sep, 2014
I added some sundried tomatoes. It really lifted the flavor even more of this tasty but easy dish
15th Aug, 2014
Great store cupboard recipe. Added cheese & my fussy toddler loved it too! 500g is way too much pasta 300g was more than enough
8th Jan, 2014
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 :)
18th Oct, 2013
Thus is a super quick tea and surprisingly delicious. Made using penne and lazy basil paste. Will definitely make again.
12th Jun, 2013
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!
25th May, 2013
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.
20th May, 2013
Super yummy and easy. Added some veg for extra crunch and used whole chilli instead of powder
20th May, 2013
Super yummy and easy. Added some veg for extra crunch and used whole chilli instead of powder
20th May, 2013
Super yummy and easy. Added some veg for extra crunch and used whole chilli instead of powder
24th Apr, 2013
I used fresh chopped chilli and it was delicious. Also, 500g of pasta is way too much. 350g made plenty for 4 portions.


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