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



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

  • 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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18th Jun, 2012
Really delicious and easy to make.
18th Jun, 2012
Quite nice! :) Will make again!
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26th May, 2012
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.
20th May, 2012
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 :)
14th Apr, 2012
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.
5th Apr, 2012
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.
11th Mar, 2012
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.
7th Mar, 2012
Very simple to make. Used the oil from the tuna tin and added some basil instead of chilli.
11th Jan, 2012
VERY TASTY! Served with crusty garlic bread :) x
3rd Jan, 2012
so simple store cupboard staple. cant go wrong. excellent


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