Pasta With Tuna and Tomato Cream Sauce

A quick, easy, and healthy weeknight dinner the whole family will love
Pasta With Tuna and Tomato Cream Sauce

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Make this pasta dish to feed the kids on those busy evenings. Swap the regular spaghetti for whole-wheat for an even healthier meal.

This recipe is courtesy of Maya Kitchenette.

4
Servings
334
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 500  Grams  spaghetti
  • sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 4  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • onion, chopped
  • 2  Cups  canned diced tomatoes
  • can tuna, drained
  • 1/2  Cup  whipping cream
  • bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley or cilantro, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, for serving

Directions

Cook the pasta until al dente, according to packet cooking instructions. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain pasta.

While the pasta cooks, heat the olive oil in a pan. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened and beginning to brown. Add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes, and stir to combine. Add the diced tomatoes and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes. Break the tuna into pieces and add to the tomatoes. along with the whipping cream. Season with salt and pepper and gradually add the reserved pasta water until it reaches your desired consistency.

Divide the pasta between plates, top with sauce, and sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
45µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
65mg
7%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
45mg
6%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
492mg
33%
Water
19g
1%

Pasta Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Pasta Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients.Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Pasta Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.