Tuna Tomato Pasta Sauce

Super easy to make, with ingredients everyone has hanging around in the pantry like canned tuna and canned tomatoes! Serve with about 3/4 pound of pasta, preferably penne, fusilli or macaroni, cooked according to package instructions.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small chile pepper, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 9 ounces drained canned tuna

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (22 ounce) can diced tomatoes


  1. Heat olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat and cook chile and garlic until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Add tuna, tomato paste, sugar, salt, and pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and simmer until flavors are well combined, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can also use homemade tomato pulp (peeled and seeded tomatoes) instead of canned tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

390 Calories
15g Fat
25g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 390
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 1912mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 84mg 419%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 10mg 57%
Potassium 1033mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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