Spaghetti Alla Carlofortina (Spaghetti With Fresh Tuna, Cream Of

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I got this recipe from the Australian Womans Weekly and loved it. I love the versality of a pasta dish and this was no different. It is a nice healthy alternative to so many of the heavy cream based pasta dishes that are on offer, yet has the creaminess included in the basil sauce! Its a win win recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor combine the basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper. Process at a medium speed until blended to a creamy consistency.
  2. In a bowl
  3. In a large frying pan, heat 50ml of the olive oil and fry the onion until softened. Add the roughly chopped tomatoes and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes. Season with salt.
  4. Cook the spaghetti to packet instructions, drain and add to the tomato sauce.
  5. Add the tuna pieces and toss through the pasta and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Serve with a large dollop of the cream of basil mixture.