"This ziti recipe with tomato and tuna sauce requires very little ingredient. It can only be a success because you don’t have to be a great cook to succeed. This pasta dish will allow you to eat canned tuna in a different way."
Tuna and Tomato Ziti with Basil
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 4
- 8 ounces dry ziti pasta
- 15 ounces solid albacore tuna
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes
- 1 small onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/ 4 cup basil, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/ 4 cup finely shredded mozzarella
- Parmesan shavings
- Fresh basil leaves
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Boil water in a large saucepan, add salt when the water is boiling. Cook the ziti according to the time indicated on the package. Don’t forget to reserve about a cup of pasta water (*you might not use it all but you may need more or less if the sauce dehydrates too much).
Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Heat a large saucepan, pour the olive oil and add anion and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes or until the onion is translucent. Add the diced tomatoes and let it cook for 5 minutes, mixing occasionally. Finely, add tuna in pieces, chopped basil, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, add 1/4 cup of pasta water.
Drain pasta and place in the sauce pot. Add the shredded mozzarella and mix. Serve with some Parmesan shavings and fresh basil leave.