Tuna and tomato pasta sauce

Tuna and tomato pasta sauce


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About this recipe: Super easy to make, with ingredients everyone has hanging around in the pantry! Serve with about 300g of pasta, preferably penne, fusilli or macaroni, cooked according to packet instructions.

Baje Sofala, Mozambique

Serves: 2 

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 chilli (small, or bird's eye)
  • 260g tuna, tinned (drained weight)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 600ml tomato pulp (or chopped, tinned tomatos)

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Mince garlic and fry in olive oil with chilli until lightly browned, in a deep frying pan.
  2. Throw in tuna, salt, pepper, sugar and tomato paste, and fry for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato pulp and simmer for an additional 5 minutes until flavours are well combined.
  4. Mix sauce into cooked pasta and serve!

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Reviews (3)


I am only twelve and it was an easy dish for me to make. I usually don't like tuna but now I do.I just added some herbs. - 25 Sep 2015


I thoroughly enjoyed this dish. I try not to use oil in my cooking so I used Fry Light to fry the garlic and I used passata instead of the tomato pulp. But it all worked well and the family loved it. - 19 Feb 2014


Simple, easy & tasty. I thought 1 tablespoon of sugar sounded a lot so only added 1/2 that & it was plenty. Used the oil that the tuna came in which was sunflower oil but worked well. - 29 Feb 2016

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