Serve this Tuna Pasta for a light, meat-free dish that is packed with flavor and texture. It is a simple and tasty dish that is ready in no time.
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Tuna Pasta

Serve this Tuna Pasta for a light, meat-free dish that is packed with flavor and texture. It is a simple and tasty dish that is ready in no time.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Western
Keyword tuna pasta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 437 kcal
Author sanna

Ingredients

  • 185 g spaghettini
  • 1 can tuna flakes in water drained
  • ¾ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 medium red onion sliced very thinly
  • 1 and ½ cup grape tomatoes sliced lengthwise
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup fresh mozarella cubed
  • ½ cup black pitted olives minced finely
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the sliced red onion and cook until soft and a little bit caramelized. Add the garlic and cook for a minute or so.

  3. Add the tomatoes and toss everything for another minute. Add the chicken broth. Let this simmer for 5 minutes, until the broth has slightly reduced. 

  4. Add the tuna and the olives to the saucepan. Season with a little bit of salt. Add pepper to taste. Add the drained pasta to the saucepan and mix everything, making sure to coat the pasta with the sauce. Add more salt and pepper if needed. Turn off heat.

  5. Add the cubed mozzarella and stir them in. Top pasta with chopped basil and serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Pioneer Woman Cooks.

Nutrition Facts
Tuna Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 673mg29%
Potassium 357mg10%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 830IU17%
Vitamin C 10.7mg13%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.