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Tomato and tuna pasta

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This simple pasta dish is filling and tasty. Great served with salad. If you leave out the chilli and/or basil it’s ideal for fussy children.
Serves
2
Prep
10 minutes
Cook
15 minutes
Each 428g serving contains (excludes serving suggestion)
KCal
451
Carbs
73.50g
Fibre
7.00g
Protein
26.70g
Fat
5.40g
Saturates
1.50g
Sugars
9.70g
Salt
0.70g
Portion Fruit & Veg
1
Ingredients
Ingredients
1 tsp oil
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp chilli flakes (optional)
400g tin plum tomatoes
175g dried spaghetti or pasta shapes
185g tin tuna in water, drained and flaked
grated Parmesan cheese and basil, to serve (optional)
Method
  1. Heat the oil in a medium frying pan, add the onion and garlic and fry for 2–3 minutes until the onion begins to soften.
  2. Add the chilli flakes (if using) and the tomatoes and gently squash with a wooden spoon. Bring to the boil and simmer over a low heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the pack instructions and drain.
  4. Stir the pasta through the sauce with the flaked tuna and serve topped with Parmesan cheese and basil (if using)..
Chefs tips
  • This is great served with salad if you have any. If not, add 1 cup of peas to the pasta 2 minutes before the end of cooking time to add colour and extra goodness – remember, this will increase your vegetable portion intake.
  • You could use a tin of salmon in place of tuna.
  • If your children are fussy eaters, look out for unusual pasta shapes to make food more appealing.
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