Tuna-Olive Pasta Sauce

Hanan Hussein


This pasta sauce is different from any I have tried before, and when I made it the first time my husband was skeptical. He always thought that tuna and tomatoes - or tomato sauce - don't go together; that the tomatoes make seafood smell and taste more fishy. But one taste of this sauce busted this myth for him, and it is one of his favorite pasta sauces.


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20 Min
Stove Top


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  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pkg
    frozen onion and bell peppers
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/3 c
    black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 2 small
    cans tuna
  • 1 small
    can tomato sauce
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Tuna-Olive Pasta Sauce


  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat add the olive oil and garlic and stir for a minute. Add the onion and peppers and the Italian seasoning, stir and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the olives and tuna, breaking the chunks of tuna to small pieces.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, stir, bring to the boil and let it simmer for 15 minutes over low heat.
    Serve over your favorite pasta topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

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About Tuna-Olive Pasta Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #tuna, #sauce, #olive, #pasta

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