Best Canned Tuna Pasta

Many people imagine Canned Tuna Pasta sad and unappealing, but if you follow a few easy tricks, it can become a tasty and winning dish.

An easy recipe also suitable for those who are not expert in cooking ready in less than 30 minutes: a real joker when you don’t know what to prepare epecially because everyone has a can of tuna and tomato sauce at home.

The secret to prepare a tasty and fragrant sauce is fry well onion and allow tomato sauce before adding tuna.

Canned Tuna Pasta is also a very economical recipe suitable for all seasons: in summer you can use fresh tomatoes, which make the sauce even better, while in winter you can use tomato puree and add anchovies for a more intense flavour.

Quick pasta sauce that you can prepare at last moment when you don’t know what to cook that will surely be appreciated by everyone.

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  • DifficultyVery easy
  • CostVery cheap
  • Preparation time10 Minutes
  • Cooking time15 Minutes
  • Serving4
  • CuisineItalian


3/4 lb pasta (spaghetti, tortiglioni)
1 lb tomato puree
1/2 lb tuna in oil
1 clove garlic
1 onion
0.5 oz anchovies in oil
1 sprig parsley
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
chili pepper (to taste, optional )
q.s. salt
365,39 Kcal
calories per serving
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  • Power 365,39 (Kcal)
  • Carbohydrates 35,08 (g) of which sugars 0,93 (g)
  • Proteins 25,82 (g)
  • Fat 13,71 (g) of which saturated 2,26 (g)of which unsaturated 4,51 (g)
  • Fibers 3,30 (g)
  • Sodium 1.095,72 (mg)

Indicative values for a portion of 150 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.

* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019.





Bring a pot of salted water for pasta to boil and cook pasta al dente.

Clean onion and slice very thin. Put 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan, heat, add whole peeled garlic, fry for a few seconds, then remove. Add onion, cook for a few minutes to brown.


Add anchovy fillets, drained from the conservation oil, 1 teaspoon of water and melt. If you like spicy flavours, add fresh chilli pepper cut into strips.

Pour in tomato puree and cook for 10 minutes. Drain tuna from conservation oil. Add chopped tuna to the pan, stir to mix sauce and cook for another 2 minutes.


Drain spaghetti al dente directly into the pan with sauce, let it flavor for a few moments. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately Canned Tuna Pasta sprinkled with chopped fresh parsley.

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Pasta with canned tuna should be eaten as soon as it is cooked, it can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a maximum of one day.

This preparation is not suitable for freezing.


To make the sauce even tastier you can add drinking olives or capers cut into small pieces.

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