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A year ago I might have sneered at the idea of tuna in pasta sauce but my Moroccan sister made something similar and I loved it so much, I had to try this one. Though the spice combinations here are different, I enjoyed it equally. Following poo235's comment about including the full can of tomatoes, I did the same so as not to waste and added an extra clove of garlic and a bit more oregano to compensate. I also replaced the green olives with black ones as a matter of personal preference. Loved the way the brine from the olives, capers and tuna added an air of saltiness and flavor to this quick dish. Lunch full of flavor in 20 minutes using things I always have around. (P.S. I had the leftovers served at room temperature and they were equally delicious.) A keeper for me. Thanks!

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justcallmetoni August 04, 2008

This was so easy to make and very delicious. I added some chopped celery to the onion, adding some minced garlic for only a minute or two so that it didn't burn. I also used a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes. The capers and olives complemented the tuna/tomato flavor wonderfully. With the extra tomatoes and celery, this really made enough for 3 servings.

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poo235 April 24, 2007

I have been making this for years, you do not want flake tuna. and don't put tuna in the sauce till your noodles are almost done. your not cooking the tuna just heating it thru. also, rinse the tuna before tossing it in. I found Genova is the best or starkest gold cans in WHOLE not flake if you cant find the Genova

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jo a. December 16, 2014

This is a fantastic recipe!! So simple, so quick and so delicious! I waited a long time before trying this recipe, I couldn't seem to muster up much enthusiasm to make it. Boy, we missed out. I used spiral pasta and a whole 14 oz can of tomatoes and let them cook covered with the onion and garlic for 10-15 mins. then uncovered for about another five before adding the olives, capers and tuna. I'll be making sure I keep these ingredients on hand because I know I'll be making this recipe often. Thanks for sharing.

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Lucky in Bayview March 21, 2014

Delicious, easy and versatile.I ended up adding a can of garbanzo beans, for protein. Browned them with onions and it was delicious.

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Kate K. December 12, 2013

Yum, this is really great, packed with flavor and goodness! I used green olives, and followed the recipe pretty much exactly, and I'm glad I did, this is a great taste, as well as a very affordable meal. I used a whole glove of garlic, and this really put it over the top. Thanks for posting such great meal! Made for ZWT7

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Andi of Longmeadow Farm June 12, 2011

Great. I used black instead of green olives, and added some artichoke hearts instead of capers (DH hates capers!) Thanks!

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yogiclarebear November 29, 2008
Tuna Tomato Pasta Sauce