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Delicious Spaghetti Recipe with Tuna Sauce, Juicy Tomatoes and Cheese

Updated on September 23, 2014
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

Delicious Spaghetti Recipe with Tuna Sauce, Juicy Tomatoes and Cheese
Delicious Spaghetti Recipe with Tuna Sauce, Juicy Tomatoes and Cheese | Source

This right here is one of my favourite food treats to myself! Sometimes, I hear myself moaning with pleasure when I indulge in this delicious spaghetti treat.

As a pesca-ovo vegetarian, this dish is a delightful fusion of spaghetti, diced tomatoes, flaked tuna and lots of cheese to top it all off! Plus I add a few other seasonings to have you begging for more.

It is a very simple dish that you can use for lunch or dinner (supper) since it is quite filling. Enjoy it as much as I do.

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  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 3 - 4 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 8 -ounce Pack of Spaghetti
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (for Spaghetti)
  • 2 170 g Tin (Can) Flaked Light Tuna in Water (Golden Seal)
  • 1 large Tomato (diced)
  • 1 Medium Onion (sliced thinly or diced fine)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic (grated really fine)
  • (1/2) teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • (3/4) cup Water
  • (1/2) cup Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 sprigs of Chive (finely chopped)
OXO Good Grips 5-Quart Stainless-Steel Colander
OXO Good Grips 5-Quart Stainless-Steel Colander

When you buy an OXO product, it's a lifetime purchase. Get this dishwashe safe, stainless steel colander to drain your spaghetti after cooking it.

 

Instructions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to instructions on the package (That’s normally no more than 5-7 minutes since spaghetti cooks really fast).
  2. While the spaghetti is cooking: - Dice the tomato - Slice the onion very thinly (or dice it very fine) - Grate the garlic - Chop the Chive - Open the cans (tins) of Flaked Tuna
  3. Place all of the above ingredients in a saucepan.
  4. Add the Tomato Ketchup & Cayenne Pepper
  5. Add water to the mix of ingredients and stir together.
  6. Bring to a boil and let the sauce cook for about 5 minutes to thicken and release all of the flavours.
  7. In the last 2 minutes of cooking add 1 tablespoon of butter.
  8. Drain the spaghetti
  9. Dish out the spaghetti in eating plates/dishes
  10. Pour the chunky tomato tuna sauce over the spaghetti.
  11. Sprinkle the chive over the sauce and spaghetti
  12. Top it all off with as much cheese as you want.
  13. Enjoy!

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OXO SteeL Spaghetti Server

The perfect utensil to hold and serve your spaghetti.No more fighting with the spaghetti. Ladle out perfect portions.

 

Cheese...lots of cheese!

Lots of grated cheese to top of your spaghetti dish
Lots of grated cheese to top of your spaghetti dish | Source
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LOCK & LOCK Airtight Rectangular Tall Food Storage Container 60.87-oz / 7.61-cup

Keep your unused spaghetti fresh in this versatile container that can also be used to store other dry foods.

 

Delicious Spaghetti Recipe with Tuna Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Cup (140 g)
Calories 319
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Carbohydrates 43 g14%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 30 g60%
Cholesterol 26 mg9%
Sodium 225 mg9%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2014 Heidi Vincent

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @georgepmoola2: Thanks georgepmoola! Glad you like it. Have a really blessed week.

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      Irresistible!!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @WriterJanis2: Well you see, WriterJanis, I LOVE pasta! So when I became a pesca-ovo vegetarian I had to improvise. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      This sounds good and this is the first time I've seen tuna used in a pasta sauce. I think my kids would love it.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Rhonda Lytle: Well enjoy when you do! It is divine! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed weekend.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Oh, this looks amazing. I've never tried tuna spaghetti. I have to give this a go.