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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8th Dec, 2011
yum yum really lovely all the family enjoyed
29th Mar, 2011
Very quick, easy, and tasty. As others have said though, I thought 500g was far too much pasta for this recipe.
9th Feb, 2011
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.
31st Jan, 2011
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
11th Dec, 2010
Quick, easy, tasteful and cheap! Def doing it again!
14th Nov, 2010
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.
29th Oct, 2010
will try this but will defo add sweetcorn and kids will love it.
23rd Sep, 2010
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!
2nd Jul, 2010
if you let the sauce simmer at a lower heat and for about 20 min it's muh thicker and not as watery.
8th Jun, 2010
MMM the family and I really enjoyed this one, will most definately be having this again.


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