MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tuna Tomato Pasta

3 cloves garlic, chopped small
2 TBS oil
1-2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 can tuna, drained
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt

In a large skillet, saute the garlic in the oil for a couple minutes, until softened. Dump in the tomatoes, juice and all, and mash them up with a fork or potato masher. Add the tuna and seasonings. Stir. Bring to a boil, them lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Toss with hot cooked pasta and sprinkle with lots of grated Parmesan cheese.

Makes enough sauce for 4 servings of pasta.

It sounds really weird to have tuna in a pasta sauce, but it really is pretty good. You can hardly even tell that it's tuna. This is a good recipe for when you need a fast meal (you don't have to spend time browning hamburger) or for when you are feeling poor and can't afford hamburger. Like most of my recipes, this was discovered and loved in college. From the cookbook Clueless in the Kitchen.

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