This is my version of a tuna pasta dish with capers, anchovies, and tomatoes. I make it at least once a week as it is my husband's favorite and he proclaims it's restaurant quality. You can easy double the recipe if you're cooking for more people.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes.

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  • Empty tuna into a bowl and mash with a fork while pasta is cooking. Mix with 2 tablespoons olive oil, basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.

  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet and fry the anchovies for 3 minutes. Add capers and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for an additional 3 minutes. Add tuna mixture and tomatoes; simmer sauce for about 5 minutes.

  • Drain pasta and add to the sauce. Mix well. Stir in parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts

919 calories; protein 37.9g 76% DV; carbohydrates 94.4g 30% DV; fat 46.5g 72% DV; cholesterol 49.5mg 17% DV; sodium 1301.2mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2018
Delicious! Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2018
Delicious! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2018
It was quite good and tasty altho I would add more tuna and anchovies next time as I want more protein in my pasta. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2018
whole family loved it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2018
delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2020
Fast and easy to make! DIdn't have anchovies at hand so I added sardines, used more garlic and added red pepper flakes. Delish!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2019
Will add this into our regular rotation - absolutely delicious and quick and easy to make! Read More
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