Pantry Pasta

Quick and easy

Quick and easy

This is a great weekday meal that makes use of the pantry and, unlike the types that come in a box with an evil puppet shaped like an oven mitt, this tastes good. The sauce can also be used as a base for other fish or shellfish. If you do not have tuna in oil, drain off the water and use more olive oil at the start. Mince an anchovy or two and toss it in with the tomatoes for more spice.

Tomato Tuna Pasta

  • 1 small onion diced fine
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 28 oz can whole tomatoes crushed by hand
  • 2 tbsp capers packed in salt
  • 1 can tuna packed in oil
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • Salt/pepper
  • 1 lb pasta

Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and set aside. In a large saute pan press all the oil out of the tuna can. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and over medium heat cook onion until translucent. Add garlic and capers and cook for two minutes. Add tuna and stir well. Add wine and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to a simmer and add mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook until thick, about 15 minutes. Add pasta and parsley and stir well to coat. Cook an additional minute and then serve with grated Romano.

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15 Responses to Pantry Pasta

  1. nijah06 says:

    That looks good I wish I can have some .Thank you for sharing your talent.

  2. I haven’t done pasta like this for ages. Thank you for the delicious reminder! Abigail x

  3. Very sexy shot, guys. You’re on a roll.

  4. Hmmm…this would work. Perfect Busy Night dinner…like tonight!

  5. egg me on says:

    Duuuuude. That looks awesome.

  6. Karen says:

    You know I have a pantry full of pasta and this is a nice way to use it.

  7. Eva Taylor says:

    Evil puppet shaped mitt? Now that’s funny!

  8. Sherry says:

    what’s not to like here? Has all my favorites!

  9. Looks like a good throw-together dish.

  10. Purely.. Kay says:

    This pasta dish is like a party in your mouth type of dish lol. I love this

  11. TasteFood says:

    Pantries make the best pasta.

  12. ChgoJohn says:

    Love these pasta dishes. So quick and yet so flavorful.

  13. Kristy says:

    Evil oven mitt! I love it. 😉

  14. rsmacaalay says:

    Nice recipe and all ingredients can be found in any pantry

  15. spree says:

    the perfect pasta prescription for those nights when you have no time and “nothing” to eat!

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