Pasta with tuna and tomato sauce is a simple and tasty dish, one of the useful recipes when you don’t have time to go to the supermarket or to cook, but still want a delicious meal that will satisfy everyone. Tuna sauce is prepared with canned tuna, tomato (in summer you can use fresh tomatoes, in winter you can opt for good canned tomatoes), garlic and chilli pepper. To make the tuna pasta even tastier, you can also add a couple of anchovy fillets in oil, which melt in a few seconds, giving the tuna sauce a more decisive flavour. Pasta with tuna and tomato sauce can be made with any type of pasta you prefer: I love spaghetti, but linguine, penne or farfalle are also good alternatives.
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- DifficultyVery easy
- CostVery cheap
- Preparation time2 Minutes
- Cooking time20 Minutes
- Serving4 servings
- Cooking methodStove
Ingredients for tuna and tomato pasta
- Power 395,99 (Kcal)
- Carbohydrates 40,23 (g) of which sugars 6,18 (g)
- Proteins 22,75 (g)
- Fat 16,69 (g) of which saturated 2,62 (g)of which unsaturated 3,64 (g)
- Fibers 4,30 (g)
- Sodium 810,96 (mg)
Indicative values for a portion of 250 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: https://www.crea.gov.it/alimenti-e-nutrizione https://www.alimentinutrizione.it ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov
How to prepare spaghetti with tuna and tomato sauce
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To prepare pasta with tuna and tomato sauce, start by placing the peeled garlic divided in half, the oil, the drained anchovies and the chopped chilli pepper in a large pan.
Boil the pasta in plenty of salted water, cooking it for one minute less than indicated on the package, drain it and transfer it to the pan.
How to store
The tuna and tomato sauce can be stored in the refrigerator, closed in a glass jar, for about 3 days.
Tips and variation
You can also add a couple of tablespoons of salted capers to the tuna sauce, after carefully desalting them under running water.
If you prefer, instead of garlic, you can use half an onion finely chopped.