Tuna and Olive Pasta Sauce

Tuna and Olive Pasta Sauce


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You can't beat the combination of tuna, olives and tomatoes. This dish is very easy to throw together and a staple in our house.


Serves: 8 

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 185g tin solid tuna packed in water, drained
  • 410g tin whole peeled tomatoes, chopped
  • 150g black olives, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 800g tomato puree
  • 500g uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Heat olive oil in a frypan over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic and cook until tender. Mix in tuna and peeled tomatoes; cook until heated through. Mix in olives. Season with basil, oregano and pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in tomato puree. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place angel hair pasta in pot and cook 4 minutes or until al dente. Serve topped with the sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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