Sweet and Sour Pasta

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"Penne Pasta with a rich sweet and sour tuna sauce. Very different, quick, and tasty."
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servings 515 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 515 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 10.4 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 86.2g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 399 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


  1. Cook penne pasta in boiling salted water until al dente.
  2. Place the onion, leek, and carrot in a saucepan with the olive oil and saute for a few minutes until the onions become translucent.
  3. Place the tomatoes, honey, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and Chinese five spice into the saucepan and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the drained tuna fish and cook for a further 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. When you are ready to serve, season with salt, stir in a few spoonfuls of creme fraiche and pour the sauce over the cooked penne.


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A litte different, but it grows on you. Didn't have any creme fraiche, so I used sour cream. Came out fine. Will fix it again!

I tossed the hot penne with sour cream prior to adding the hot tomato sauce--very silky. Instead of tuna I added pre-cooked Chinese BBQ pork. Kids loved it.

Some people might say that I didn't really have this dish, at all, but lacking some ingredients, I got a little imaginative with substitutions: Lacking a leek, I subbed a small onion and some mi...

I really enjoy the flavors in this simple dish that is sure to satisfy. While it might not be a favorite, it's one I always come back to. I like to make it a little creamier than the recipe call...

I can see how this would be an acquired taste for some. I liked it a lot, and it was easy to throw together with ingredients I already had in the house.

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