This is an easy and tasty pasta dish that’s sure to bring you comfort on a cold winter night. I had left-over tomato paste sitting in my fridge from a previous recipe and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I first thought of making a simple tomato sauce but then I saw a can of tuna and couldn’t help myself to spice things up a little. This dish is quick, easy and delicious. Bon appétit!
Prep time: 15 min
- 100g medium shells pasta
- 1 small can of white tuna (flaked)
- a handful of sun-dried tomatoes (sliced)
- 1/4 yellow onion (diced)
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- a bunch of baby arugula
- chili powder
- olive oil
- Heat a large pot of water. When it starts to boil, add some salt and the pasta. Cook for the time written on the package (around 8 minutes for shells).
- Meanwhile, sautée the diced onion in a pan with olive oil.
- Add the tomato paste, sliced sundried tomatoes, chili powder, and a spoonful or two of the pasta water to the sauce. Stir well and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
- When the pasta is almost done, add the flaked tuna and the baby arugula to the sauce. Stir in order to incorporate all the ingredients together, and wilt the arugula.
- Drain the pasta and put it back in the pot, then add the tuna sauce and mix thoroughly.
TIP: You can then sprinkle it with grated parmesan cheese!