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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22nd Mar, 2013
Nice meal, very quick to russle up.
21st Mar, 2013
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.
28th Nov, 2012
Very quick and easy to make and tasted pretty good.
26th Oct, 2012
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!
13th Oct, 2012
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.
2nd Oct, 2012
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!
28th Sep, 2012
Nice and easy, had not much in my cupboards. So this was great. Really enjoyed for a mid week meal.
14th Aug, 2012
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.
21st Jul, 2012
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.
2nd Jul, 2012
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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