Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is an "Oh so easy" way to have fresh sauce for dinner, even if you are just coming in the door from work! This is my adaptation of my Italian mother-in-law's sauce that she loved to cook all day. Makes a wonderful Lenten dinner!!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1⁄2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves (sliced or minced)
- salt and pepper
- 2 (6 ounce) cans tuna in water, drained
- 2 (29 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes (I prefer to use redpack brand)
- Chop onion and sauté in oil.
- Add parsley, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Add tuna, and simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, juice and all, If you don't care for the consistency of these tomatoes, you can puree them in the food processor or use tomato puree instead Simmer 20 minutes.
- Pour over pasta.
Made this and another sauce for Shabbat dinner with in-laws and didn't even get to try it - it disappeared while I was puttering around. Must have been good, and definitely easy/healthy!
This was very good for a pantry dinner. I used less dried basil and Hunt's tomato sauce instead of the crushed tomatoes since we like them pureed anyway. I would make this in a pinch again.
This was beautiful, thanks! It was a bit dry while cooking and then I realised I'd converted to metric incorrectly... once I added more tomatoes it was fine! It was really good to have a different pasta for a change - my husband even went back for seconds! We'll definitely make this again - might even add passata or water to make the consistency even thinner. Thanks!