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Peter's Pasta al' Tonno

Peter's Pasta al' Tonno


This is a classic, easy Italian dish which takes moments to prepare. Once you have tried it, your tuna casserole will never look the same!

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  • Calories:
  • 324 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.3g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 18.1 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a large pot cook spaghetti pasta with a teaspoon of oil in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, leaving pasta moist.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat saute the onions and garlic in 2 tablespoons of olive oil until soft and tender, about 3 or 4 minutes. Add the two cans of tuna and let cook on medium for 6 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste, cooked pasta, and continue stirring. Turn burner to high heat, add remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook for 3 or 4 minutes.
  3. Place the pasta in large serving bowl and toss with the fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
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Very simple to make!


I haven't tried Peter's recipe, but I make a great tuna pasta which is pretty similar. First, I would not use spaghetti, fettucine, or linguini. Try to stick with penne or rotini. Do not overcook the pasta! Second, while the pasta is cooking prepare 2 cans (6 oz each) of drained albacore tuna (flaked) in a large bowl. Use the tuna can to measure the olive oil. I usually fill it up half way. Add olive oil to tuna, then salt and pepper to taste. Mince 4 cloves of garlic in bowl and stir. When the pasta is done, drain and run under cold water. Then add pasta to tuna mixture. Add more salt and pepper. And 2 more cloves of garlic. You can eat this cold, or nuke it in the microwave for 2 minutes.


Not too bad for a simple recipe. Didn't have much in my cupboard, but this recipe came out nicely. I didn't have fresh garlic or parsley, but still came out fine with garlic salt and dried herbs. I found that I needed a little more oil, but maybe I had too much pasta. Either way, it was good.