Spicy Tuna, Tomato & Olive Pasta

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recipe by Octopus Publishing https://octopusbooks.co.uk/

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Tinned tuna is taken to new heights in this flavorsome sauce combining chili, garlic, and olives.

recipe updated Mar 19, 2020


  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    1 tbsp (2g)
  • Canned tuna icon
    Canned tuna
    300g (about 2 cups)
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Salt icon
    as needed
  • Penne icon
    400g (about 4¾ cups)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Chili flakes icon
    Chili flakes
    1 pinch
  • Tomato icon
    400g (about 2¾)
  • Black olives icon
    Black olives
    50g (about ¼ cup)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Large saucepan

Step preview

  1. Add water, salt and penne to a clean large saucepan
  2. Cook until al dente
  3. Add extra virgin olive oil to a clean frying pan
  4. Heat in frying pan - medium heat
  5. Add garlic clove, chili flakes, tomato, black olives and fresh thyme to the sauce
  6. Cook - 7 min, medium heat
  7. Add canned tuna to the sauce
  8. Simmer in frying pan - 2 min
  9. Season with salt & pepper
  10. Drain pasta
  11. Toss pasta with sauce
  12. Serve immediately
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