Gloria's Tuna and Tomato Pasta

    25 min

    This is a simple pasta dish because it's all cooked in the one pot. It's a recipe from a friend of ours but has become a firm family favourite in our house. I usually use macaroni pasta but you can use any type you have on hand.


    London, England, UK
    3 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
    • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • ½ teaspoon sugar
    • 3 rounded tablespoons tomato puree
    • 2 (400g) tins plum or chopped tomatoes
    • 600ml water
    • 2 (185g) tins tuna in brine, drained
    • 250g macaroni or penne pasta
    • 1 bay leaf

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium-large saucepan over medium heat.
    2. Add chopped onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add crushed garlic, salt, pepper, sugar and tomato puree; stir well. Add tins of tomatoes and water; bring to the boil. Add pasta and bay leaf, and cook until pasta is cooked, about 8 minutes.
    3. Remove bay leaf and stir in tuna. Serve hot with garlic bread.

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