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"Nana's Tuna Puttanesca Sauce with Spaghetti Pasta" by Diana71 has long been a favorite dish of mine, and one I regularly turned to when I had canned tuna, but this time when the craving hit, I only had frozen tuna steak. Instant Pot® to the rescue! I chose to cook my pasta separately from the sauce. Serve with crusty bread, if desired.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
30 mins
5 mins
45 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat olive oil in the pot. Add onion and garlic; saute until softened and fragrant, about 4 minutes.

  • Add spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, and broth; stir to combine. Nestle tuna steak into the middle of the sauce. Cancel Saute function. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 12 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Meanwhile, 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 and set aside.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Flake tuna apart with a fork. Add olives, capers, anchovy paste, herbes de Provence, and cayenne. Stir to combine and serve over hot cooked spaghetti.

Nutrition Facts

735 calories; protein 39.2g; carbohydrates 115.2g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 43.2mg; sodium 1454.1mg. Full Nutrition