Fast and Easy Recipe For Pasta With Tuna and Tomatoes

Fast & Easy Dinner: Tuna Pomodoro

Before I lived in Spain, I never thought of putting canned tuna in pasta. However, the Spanish think everything tastes better with olive-oil packed tuna (including guacamole!), so I learned to love this savory pasta combination.

I suggest you give it a try with this simple recipe. The tuna is tossed with a quick garlic tomato sauce and whole wheat pasta. It's a healthy and affordable meal that comes together in mere minutes, so check out the recipe and read more.

Tuna Pomodoro

Tuna Pomodoro

Fast and Easy Recipe for Pasta With Tuna and Tomatoes 2009-10-13 13:20:37

Ingredients

8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 anchovies, minced (optional)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 6-ounce can chunk light tuna, drained and flaked
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook spaghetti, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add anchovies (if using) and crushed red pepper and cook for 30 seconds more.
  3. Add tomatoes, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes. Stir in tuna and cook until it is incorporated into the sauce and heated through, 2 minutes more.
  4. Divide the spaghetti evenly among 4 plates, top with sauce and garnish with basil. Serve hot.

Serves 4.

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