Rotini with tuna and tomato (Rotini con tonno e pomodoro)

7 Dec

Rotini with tuna and tomato

This pasta is a very quick and simple dish to put together, but it has great flavor.
I know when we think of pasta sauces, tuna does not come to our minds but it adds a new and unique twist to the dish. Tuna and onions complement each other well in this sauce.
To get the most out of this dish, using a tuna in extra virgin olive is worth the extra dollar spent then tuna under water.


1 lb of rotini pasta
1 small can of tuna packed in extra virgin olive oil
4 Roma tomatoes diced
1/2 onion diced
Fresh Basil
Olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Parmasean cheese


1. Cook pasta according to directions on the package.
2. Reserve 1/3 cup of the pasta water.
3. In separate pan cook onions drizzled in olive oil till translucent.
4. Add basil and salt for taste.
5. Add tomatoes. Cook till tender.
6. Drain tuna.
7. When pasta is cooked and drained add to new bowl.
8. Add sauce, tuna, and butter.
9. If pasta is dry add some of the reserved water.
10. Sprinkle with cheese and Enjoy!


4 Responses to “Rotini with tuna and tomato (Rotini con tonno e pomodoro)”

  1. Ulla Hinchey December 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    This sounds delicious – and I always need one more pasta recipe in my repertoire. Only, please tell me where to get the tuna in evoo. I checked 2 stores and they didn’t have it. Thanks!

    • thebittersideofsweet December 17, 2012 at 2:53 am #

      Great question! 🙂 I have found the tuna with extra virgin olive oil at Food Lion, Harris Teeter and Walmart. These are local stores in the area. Thanks!

  2. cookingwithcurls March 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Wow, that looks delicious…and so simple to prepare!

    Hi Nancy, my name is Lisa and I have nominated you for a Liebster Award 🙂 All of the details on on my blog – Congratulations

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