Tuna Bolognese (Spaghetti al tonno)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 397.1
  • Total Fat: 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 14.2 mg
  • Sodium: 474.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 21.7 g

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Chef John's recipe from food.about.com Chef John's recipe from food.about.com
Number of Servings: 4


    7 oz tuna
    1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
    1/4 cup white wine
    1 tb olive oil
    1 1/2 cloves minced garlic
    Red pepper flakes
    1/2 tsp anchovy paste
    1/2 tsp sugar
    1 tb capers
    1/4 cup chopped parsley
    8 oz spaghetti


Sauté the capers in the olive oil for 3 minutes. Add the anchovy and garlic and briefly sauté. Add the wine, then the sugar and pepper flakes, and simmer to cook out the alcohol and reduce slightly.

Add the tuna, breaking it into small pieces, and the tomato sauce. Simmer for about 10 minutes, adding a ladle of pasta water so it doesn’t get too thick. Add half of the parsley and simmer for 10 minutes, while the pasta is cooking.

Cook the pasta 1 minute less than directed; it will finish cooking with the sauce. Drain the pasta, put it back into the pot, and pour over the hot tuna sauce, mixing. Add the rest of the parsley and a 2 tb Parmesan.

Important: let it rest for 5 minutes, so the heat from the sauce and the pasta will continue the cooking for perfect spaghetti al tonno.

Chef John at food.about.com.

Serving Size: 4 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KEVINDC.