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Nana's Tuna Puttanesca Sauce with Spaghetti Pasta

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"This spicy sauce is made with everything Italian--capers, olives, garlic, tomatoes, anchovies, and hot peppers. Paired with canned tuna and served with spaghetti, this dish will surely lure your entire family to the dinner table."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 329 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain, reserving about 1/2 cup cooking water.
  2. Heat olive oil in medium-sized pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion until it starts turning translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tuna, garlic, cayenne pepper, capers, and olive slices. Cook 3 to 4 minutes longer.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, herbes de Provence, and anchovy paste. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add Barilla(R) Traditional pasta sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes. If sauce seems too thick, add a few tablespoons of reserved pasta cooking water. Serve over pasta.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 329 calories; 3.9 g fat; 53.5 g carbohydrates; 19.6 g protein; 13 mg cholesterol; 505 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I have only ever made puttanesca sauce with pasta once, and forgot how robust and flavorful puttanesca sauce is. No changes made, other than to reduce the quantity served. What I enjoy the most ...

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I really wanted to like this. It's full of all my favorite things, but we found the result overly fishy and the sauce not as flavorful as I would have like. Followed the recipe exactly except ...

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I have only ever made puttanesca sauce with pasta once, and forgot how robust and flavorful puttanesca sauce is. No changes made, other than to reduce the quantity served. What I enjoy the most ...

I really wanted to like this. It's full of all my favorite things, but we found the result overly fishy and the sauce not as flavorful as I would have like. Followed the recipe exactly except ...

Delicious, classic recipe. I used whole anchovies instead of the paste and left out the capers because the kids don't care for them. This was easy to make and get on the table for a bunch of hun...

This dish took me back to my Grandmothers house in South Philly. What a food memory! The jar pasta sauce gave this dish a sweet taste which was nicely balanced with the cayenne pepper. I omitted...

I had my reservations at first about this recipe because it had tuna, warm tuna, in it but I was pleasantly surprised! It was really good. I made it exactly as written, no changes. It's deli...

The flavors marry perfectly. This is a fast and easy version of this timeless classic.

We enjoyed this dish tremendously. It is flavorful and straight forward to make. We used Chunk Light Tuna in water, next time around I will use the Solid White Tuna in water which will keep to...