Kathy, this is for you (and everyone else too!)
If you like canned tuna with pasta, this recipe will be a hit for you!
You can whip this up in very little time for a satisfying meal on a weeknight. It’s brimming with the good flavors of albacore tuna, capers, tomatoes, olives, garlic and red pepper flakes melding with angel hair pasta. I liberally added the garlic and red pepper flakes but adjust them to your taste. And, if you don’t care for mushrooms or capers, leave them out.
This is a highly appealing quick dish to use up those canned goods you probably have sitting in your pantry right now. It’s on the table in about a half hour. Serve a crisp salad alongside and enjoy!
Pasta with Spicy Tuna Sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 white onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 tablespoons capers
¼ cup green olives, sliced
1 (8-ounce) can mushrooms, drained, optional
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
Cracked black pepper, to taste
2 (6-ounce) cans albacore tuna, drained
8 ounces angel hair pasta
Parmesan cheese, shaved, optional
In a large sauté pan, heat oil over medium-low heat.
Add onion and garlic, cooking and stirring until onion is tender.
Stir in capers, olives, mushrooms and tomatoes.
Season with red pepper flakes and cracked black pepper.
Simmer gently for 3-5 minutes until sauce thickens slightly.
Gently fold in tuna, slightly breaking it up and heat through.
Meanwhile, while sauce is cooking, add pasta to a pot of rapidly boiling water.
Cook until tender. Drain well.
Lightly toss pasta with tuna sauce.
Serve with Parmesan cheese if desired.
It’s lip-smacking good and quick too!
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