everyday food made simple

Well guys, in case you’re not sick of pasta dishes yet, here’s another one for you.


I actually made this sometime during the week last week during a very busy weekday where we wanted to make something quick and healthy for dinner, and surprisingly enough, it turned out great!

When I first saw the recipe, I was a little skeptical when I saw it was a dish with marinara sauce AND tuna…. as the dish cooked on the stove, I secretly prayed that it wouldn’t turn out too fishy.

Well, I personally didn’t think it was fishy at all, and even the hubs liked it (anything I make that he’s willing to try and actually liking it is a win for me).

Note: even though my recipe card calls for a 23.5-oz can of marinara sauce, you can also make your own by puree-ing 6-8 plum tomatoes in the food processor to make it even healthier. We were short on time (and energy) so I cheated. Tsk tsk.

thin spaghetti with tuna and spicy marinara sauce
  1. 1 23.5-oz jar of marinara sauce
  2. 2.5 tablespoons EVOO
  3. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, depending on taste
  5. 1/2 cup dry white wine
  6. 2-2.6 oz packages of light tuna packed in water
  7. 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh basil
  8. Salt and pepper
  1. Cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (I used a wok) over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly until garlic is just golden. Make sure you don't burn the garlic!
  3. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the wine and cook until reduced by about half. Add the marinara sauce and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add into the tuna, breaking it up into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon and simmer over low heat until sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Add the pasta to the sauce, tossing to make sure all the pasta is evenly coated and stir in the basil.
Adapted from Food Network Magazine
Adapted from Food Network Magazine
Simple Everyday Food http://www.simpleeverydayfood.com/

That’s enough pasta dishes for the week. I promise my next post won’t require any sort of noodles.


Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine

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