Pasta with tuna and tomato

Pasta with tuna and tomato

A great recipe to have up your sleeve to make the most of store cupboard ingredients


  • 400g fusilli pasta
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Generous pinch of sugar
  • 6 salad tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 x 200g can tuna in brine, drained and flaked
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves, to serve (optional)
  • 60g Parmesan shavings
  • For men, add 2 slices garlic bread (50g) (183 kcal

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  1. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling water following pack instructions.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small non-stick saucepan and when hot, add the onion, garlic and sugar. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and beginning to turn golden brown. Add the tomatoes, vinegar, pepper and tuna and heat gently, stirring occasionally, until bubbling hot.

  3. Serve the pasta with the sauce, topped with basil leaves, and Parmesan shavings.

  4. The tuna and tomato sauce can be frozen.

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