Total Time
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!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop onion and sauté in oil.
  2. Add parsley, basil, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Add tuna, and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Pour over pasta.
Most Helpful

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!

Lighty March 03, 2010

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.

UmmBinat February 21, 2010

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!

sjroelandts January 22, 2010