Need a quick pasta dish that’s flavorful and colorful? This penne pasta dinner-for-4 with tuna and tomato sauce recipe is loaded with flavor and inexpensive to make, making it a good last minute meal option.
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 30 mins
- 400 g Penne
- 1 tbsp Salt for penne ( 1 tbsp to 2 ½ L of Water or as directed on package)
- 350g Tomato Sauce
- 1 tsp Tomato paste
- 2tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Dried Garlic
- ½ tsp Dried Onion
- 2 pinches Salt (for tuna sauce mixture)
- 40g Sliced Green Olives
- 1 pinch Black Pepper
- 1 Pinch Chili Powder
- 1/4 tsp Hot sauce (optional)
- 1 Pinch Paprika Powder
- Bay leaf
- 20 g Parmesan cheese
1.Put a pot of water on to boil for the pasta.
2.Cook penne to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain
3.Meanwhile, Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add garlic and onions, stirring for 1 minute.
4.Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, black pepper, chili powder, paprika, 2 pinches salt, bay leaf. Stir, cook for 3 minutes.
5.Add tuna and olives to the sauce mixture. Mix everything together, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 mins.
6.Toss the drained pasta into the tuna mixture pan. Mix everything together.
7.Sprinkle some parmesan cheese. Serve right away