This is a classic, easy Italian dish which takes moments to prepare. Once you have tried it, your tuna casserole will never look the same!

Peter
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot cook spaghetti pasta with a teaspoon of oil in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, leaving pasta moist.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat saute the onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until soft and tender, about 3 or 4 minutes. Add the two cans of tuna and let cook on medium for 6 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, cooked pasta, and continue stirring. Turn burner to high heat, add remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook for 3 or 4 minutes.

  • Place the pasta in large serving bowl and toss with the fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

311.4 calories; 15.5 g protein; 41.3 g carbohydrates; 10.5 mg cholesterol; 37.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2002
I haven't tried Peter's recipe but I make a great tuna pasta which is pretty similar. First I would not use spaghetti fettucine or linguini. Try to stick with penne or rotini. Do not overcook the pasta! Second while the pasta is cooking prepare 2 cans (6 oz each) of drained albacore tuna (flaked) in a large bowl. Use the tuna can to measure the olive oil. I usually fill it up half way. Add olive oil to tuna then salt and pepper to taste. Mince 4 cloves of garlic in bowl and stir. When the pasta is done drain and run under cold water. Then add pasta to tuna mixture. Add more salt and pepper. And 2 more cloves of garlic. You can eat this cold or nuke it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2002
Very simple to make! Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2002
I haven't tried Peter's recipe but I make a great tuna pasta which is pretty similar. First I would not use spaghetti fettucine or linguini. Try to stick with penne or rotini. Do not overcook the pasta! Second while the pasta is cooking prepare 2 cans (6 oz each) of drained albacore tuna (flaked) in a large bowl. Use the tuna can to measure the olive oil. I usually fill it up half way. Add olive oil to tuna then salt and pepper to taste. Mince 4 cloves of garlic in bowl and stir. When the pasta is done drain and run under cold water. Then add pasta to tuna mixture. Add more salt and pepper. And 2 more cloves of garlic. You can eat this cold or nuke it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/07/2002
Very simple to make! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2002
I haven't tried Peter's recipe but I make a great tuna pasta which is pretty similar. First I would not use spaghetti fettucine or linguini. Try to stick with penne or rotini. Do not overcook the pasta! Second while the pasta is cooking prepare 2 cans (6 oz each) of drained albacore tuna (flaked) in a large bowl. Use the tuna can to measure the olive oil. I usually fill it up half way. Add olive oil to tuna then salt and pepper to taste. Mince 4 cloves of garlic in bowl and stir. When the pasta is done drain and run under cold water. Then add pasta to tuna mixture. Add more salt and pepper. And 2 more cloves of garlic. You can eat this cold or nuke it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2009
Not too bad for a simple recipe. Didn't have much in my cupboard but this recipe came out nicely. I didn't have fresh garlic or parsley but still came out fine with garlic salt and dried herbs. I found that I needed a little more oil but maybe I had too much pasta. Either way it was good. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2007
I made this tonight after searching on here for a Tuna recipe. I made this recipe exactly as written EXCEPT I used about 9 oz of spaghetti instead of a lb. It was very very very bland so I added a ton of pepper milk parmesan cheese and salt. It was edible but still not at all what I call good even after I jacked it up. I DO NOT recommend this recipe unless you like bland food. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/16/2004
Used two 6-oz cans of tuna. Still produced insufficient sauce for a pound of pasta. Came out rather gluey. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/14/2008
My Mom use to make something like this. Though she used butter instead of olive oil. I subsituted butter with the amount of oil and added about 4 Tbs. extra. I also added about 2 to 3 Tbs. of lemon juice. Then added what I had left in the fridge. Some peas 1/4 c. of milk about an 1/8 c. of sour cream 1 oz of cream cheese and 1/2 tsp. of thyme. It was an easy quick recipe that was quite pleasing it's one thats easy to make your own. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2011
This recipe def needed added ingredients but it turned out really good. I added old bay to taste half a block of cream cheese 1 1/4 cup of milk 1/3 cup sour cream. Its very simple to make and i had all of the ingredients already at home. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2009
Thanks to Erimess I made just a 2 serving size of pasta and this came out great! The flavors blended very nicely. So easy and quick too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2008
Great base recipe! i added pitted olives capers and artichoke hearts veto'ed the onion and added red pepper flakes before serving. fast too! will make instead of tuna salad sandwiches for a warm lunch! edit: WARNING!! this recipe only tastes good with tuna packed in OLIVE OIL avoid using waterpacked! Read More
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