pasta with tuna tomato sauce

i first saw this recipe in a giada de laurentiis cookbook about 7 years ago, and was initially repulsed, which is funny to me now since this has become a mainstay of our diet. i have since found out that this is a common dish in italy. this sauce is so good, the tuna really sings here, and is paired perfectly with the tomato sauce. also, it is fast, easy, and is packed with lean protein. but mainly, it’s a nice change of pace from the standard pasta sauce…

pasta with tuna tomato sauce

  • 2 cans tuna packed in olive oil, lightly drained
  • 1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce (we used trader joe’s garlic lovers)
  • 1 pound pasta (any shape you like, really)

cook the pasta per the package instructions.

heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the slightly drained tuna. stir it around to heat it through, but try not to break up the big chunks of tuna. once it is heated, add the sauce and lower the heat to medium or medium low. you are really just looking to heat these and bring the flavors together. once the pasta is done, add it to the pan with the sauce and stir through. serve immediately. enjoy!

notes: fritz loves this. a lot. he loves all pasta, but the kid is partial to fish, so this is a hit. we eat it alongside a nice big green salad and some garlic bread.


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