Canned Tuna Pasta

Servings :

Total Time:

4 people

35 minutes


olive oil butter onion salt sugar (optional) garlic tomato paste tomatoes basil Parmesan rind white wine or water as needed To serve dried pasta such as spaghetti or linguine chili flakes Parmesan salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Step 1

Heat butter and olive oil in a large pot until the butter melts and starts foaming. Add the diced onion, salt and sugar and cook, stirring, over low heat for 5 minutes. You want the onion to soften but not color.

Step 2

Stir in the minced garlic and tomato paste then add the crushed tomatoes. Bring to a simmer and add the basil and Parmesan cheese rind.

Step 3

Turn the heat to as low as possible, cover the pot and cook for a minimum of 30 minutes (and up to 90 minutes), stirring once in a while. Add a splash of water or white wine whenever the pot looks dry, especially if cooking for longer. Discard the cheese rind and basil before using.

Step 4

Prepare the pasta (preferably spaghetti, linguine or buccatini) per package instructions. Drain, reserving some of the pasta water. Add the sauce to the drained pasta and toss together to combine. Stir in a splash of the pasta water if needed.

Step 5

Drain the tuna and fold in the pasta. Check the seasoning and adjust, if needed. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan, a pinch chili flakes and my garlic dough balls.

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