Spaghetti with Tuna Sauce
  • 2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 7 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1(28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1(6-ounce) can tuna, drained
  • 1cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1tablespoon capers, rinsed and drainedoptional
  • 8ounces spaghetti
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  1. Put olive oil and garlic in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. When garlic begins to sizzle, add tomatoes and stir to combine. Decrease heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes. Flake tuna into the sauce with a fork. Cook for 2 minutes longer, until warmed through, and then add parsley (and capers, if using). Taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed. Cover and keep warm.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and stir well to prevent sticking. Cook until pasta is done to your liking; drain, reserving a little of the cooking liquid.
  3. Toss pasta with sauce and add reserved cooking liquid as needed. Sprinkle lemon juice into bowl and toss thoroughly. Serve at once.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti with Tuna Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 367 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 21g 42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 367 cal, 8g fat (5g mono, 1g poly, 1g sat), 12mg chol, 21g protein, 54g carb, 5g fiber, 116mg sodium