You'll love this blend of tomatoes, tuna and black olives in a homemade tomato sauce. My mom would make this during Lent for the family, but you'll want to make it all year round. My husband (who hates tuna), raves about this dish. It's different and very delicious. Tastes even better heated the next day. Serve with some garlic bread and a salad and you have a complete dinner.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until tender. Mix in tuna and peeled tomatoes; cook until heated through. Mix in olives. Season with basil, oregano and pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in tomato puree. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place angel hair pasta in pot and cook 4 minutes, or until al dente. Serve topped with the sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

308.4 calories; 14.3 g protein; 44.9 g carbohydrates; 9.1 mg cholesterol; 793.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
This recipe is a staple at our house! It is an all time classic easy and inexpensive. I added one red bell pepper. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/20/2006
Wow this sauce was very bland but has potential. I made a few changes for improvement to perhaps 3.5 - 4 stars. The changes are in lieu of the original ingredients. Use: 1.) 12 oz. Solid White Albacore; 2.) 14.5 oz can Hunt's Diced Tomatoes undrained; 3.) Use 8 0z. chopped black olives; 4.) use 3 cloves pressed garlic cloves 1 tsp dried basil and 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes; 5.) Add 3 TBS capers (these really make a difference!); and 6.) Top with grated Romano cheese for extra flavor. Allow flavors to blend in refrigerator before serving. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
03/20/2006
Wow this sauce was very bland but has potential. I made a few changes for improvement to perhaps 3.5 - 4 stars. The changes are in lieu of the original ingredients. Use: 1.) 12 oz. Solid White Albacore; 2.) 14.5 oz can Hunt's Diced Tomatoes undrained; 3.) Use 8 0z. chopped black olives; 4.) use 3 cloves pressed garlic cloves 1 tsp dried basil and 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes; 5.) Add 3 TBS capers (these really make a difference!); and 6.) Top with grated Romano cheese for extra flavor. Allow flavors to blend in refrigerator before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
This recipe is a staple at our house! It is an all time classic easy and inexpensive. I added one red bell pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2008
Even though I made a few minor changes I gave this five stars because it's a great basic recipe - it's simple easy and a big hit with my family. And I always adjust recipes to suit my own taste anyway. I added rosemary capers and sea salt. I had no tomato puree so I used crushed and whole tomatoes broken up (with a pinch of sugar). It's important to use the solid white not chunk light tuna. I used 12 oz of solid white and didn't add it until cooking was almost done so that it would not disintegrate. I was very liberal with the olive oil and garnished with lots of fresh basil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2008
The only thing I'd do different with this recipe is either double the recipe for the sauce or not make as much Angel Hair. It seemed like there was more pasta than sauce which I don't like. Either way the sauce was really good. I'd make it again with the said adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
This was really good and honestly better than I expected. Used 3 cloves garlic since we're garlic lovers. Substituted 15oz can of tomato sauce as we did not have tomato puree. Worked fine though probably would be better with crushed/pureed tomatos. Considered doubling the tuna but think now it would be too strong. This is just enough tuna that you can taste it but it doesn't overwhelm. Great stuff. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2008
I liked this recipe a lot. I did use Italian styled diced tomatoes and omitted the tomato puree. I have made this several times. its a good fast dinner and I have all the ingredients in my pantry. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2006
im not too crazy about this dish...i didnt really care for the flavor and i must have added too many olives Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2009
I was a little hesitant about the tuna tomato sauce comb.I didn't have white chunk tuna so I used what I had it was fine. Also didn't have the olives but it was still good. You can also brown some bread crumbs in a pan and add on top the pasta pretty good. Quick and easy excellent recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/04/2006
March 7 2006 Review: I couldn't decide between 3 1/2 or 4 stars for a rating so I think a low 4 stars would be adaquate. It was good nothing sensational but something different. It's a really mild (bland) flavor. I did sub the whole peeled tomatoes for diced tomatoes so maybe that would have made the difference between good and great. 5/4/06 UPDATE: I have changed my rating of this recipe based on the fact that I had so much extra sauce I had to freeze it. It's still in my freezer I know we'll never eat it and I hate looking at it! Read More
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