Happy New Year! I thought I’d start 2016 off with a recipe that reminds me of my childhood, a recipe that I ate a lot of as a student and one that both my boys love. It is a simple, budget friendly, family meal. I often make it when I’m due a trip to the supermarket as it is made mainly of store cupboard ingredients.
Most kids love pasta and I can’t believe I don’t have many pasta recipes on the blog. It isn’t something we eat a ton of but Finn does request it A LOT! He loves it served in any way and this dish is no different.
The recipe can easily be adapted. Sometimes I add some finely chopped peppers and soften them with the onions. Other times I add some peas right at the end of cooking. Chopped olives taste delicious in this dish too. Before children, I would fry the onions up with some chilli peppers but now I just make do with a splash (or two) of Tabasco!
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Tuna Tomato Pasta
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Onion finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 500 g Passata / Chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp Tomato puree
- 2 x 160g (120g drained) tins of tuna in water. (drained)
- 300 g Dry pasta of choice
- Heat the oil over a medium/low heat. Add the onions and cook for around five minutes (until turning translucent) Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
- Add the passata / tinned tomatoes and the tomato puree. Stir.
- Add the tuna and stir until combined and the tuna has broken down.
- Simmer for around 15 - 20 mins.
- Cook the pasta according to the packaging, drain and add to the tuna tomato sauce.
- Serve straight away.