Delicious Angel Hair in Tomato, Tuna and Olive Sauce Recipe -
Delicious Angel Hair in Tomato, Tuna and Olive Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Delicious Angel Hair in Tomato, Tuna and Olive Sauce

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"You'll love this blend of tomatoes, tuna and black olives in a homemade tomato sauce. My mom would make this during Lent for the family, but you'll want to make it all year round. My husband (who hates tuna), raves about this dish. It's different and very delicious. Tastes even better heated the next day. Serve with some garlic bread and a salad and you have a complete dinner."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic, and cook until tender. Mix in tuna and peeled tomatoes; cook until heated through. Mix in olives. Season with basil, oregano and pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in tomato puree. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place angel hair pasta in pot and cook 4 minutes, or until al dente. Serve topped with the sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 07, 2008

This recipe is a staple at our house! It is an all time classic, easy and inexpensive. I added one red bell pepper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 20, 2006

Wow, this sauce was very bland, but has potential. I made a few changes for improvement to perhaps 3.5 - 4 stars. The changes are in lieu of the original ingredients. Use: 1.) 12 oz. Solid White Albacore; 2.) 14.5 oz can Hunt's Diced Tomatoes, undrained; 3.) Use 8 0z. chopped black olives; 4.) use 3 cloves pressed garlic cloves, 1 tsp dried basil and 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes; 5.) Add 3 TBS capers (these really make a difference!); and 6.) Top with grated Romano cheese for extra flavor. Allow flavors to blend in refrigerator before serving.


17 Ratings

Jun 19, 2008

Even though I made a few minor changes, I gave this five stars because it's a great basic recipe - it's simple, easy, and a big hit with my family. And I always adjust recipes to suit my own taste, anyway. I added rosemary, capers and sea salt. I had no tomato puree, so I used crushed and whole tomatoes, broken up (with a pinch of sugar). It's important to use the solid white, not chunk light tuna. I used 12 oz of solid white and didn't add it until cooking was almost done, so that it would not disintegrate. I was very liberal with the olive oil and garnished with lots of fresh basil.

Dec 20, 2008

The only thing I'd do different with this recipe is either double the recipe for the sauce or not make as much Angel Hair. It seemed like there was more pasta than sauce, which I don't like. Either way, the sauce was really good. I'd make it again with the said adjustments.

Mar 03, 2006

This was really good and, honestly, better than I expected. Used 3 cloves garlic, since we're garlic lovers. Substituted 15oz can of tomato sauce as we did not have tomato puree. Worked fine, though probably would be better with crushed/pureed tomatos. Considered doubling the tuna, but think now it would be too strong. This is just enough tuna that you can taste it, but it doesn't overwhelm. Great stuff.

Jun 27, 2008

I liked this recipe a lot. I did use Italian styled diced tomatoes and omitted the tomato puree. I have made this several times. its a good fast dinner and I have all the ingredients in my pantry.

Aug 26, 2008

I substituted stewed tomatoes for the canned tomatoes and canned tomato sauce for the tomato puree. I also added a dash of tobasco and the recipe was fantastic. My boyfriend and I both loved it!

Mar 18, 2006

im not too crazy about this dish...i didnt really care for the flavor and i must have added too many olives


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  • Calories
  • 314 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 796 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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