Spicy tuna puttanesca recipe

Spicy tuna puttanesca recipe

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Check out this spicy tuna puttanesca. This simple Italian pasta recipe with SunBlush tomatoes, capers and black olives makes for a quick and easy dinner for 2


Make this spicy tuna puttanesca then check out our niçoise salad, tuna wrapstuna pasta salad, and more tuna recipes. For more spicy pasta dishes, also try our mackerel puttanesca and one-pot puttanesca.



  • spaghetti or linguine 150g
  • garlic 1/2 clove, crushed
  • dried chilli flakes a good pinch
  • SunBlush tomatoes 6, chopped
  • plum tomato 1 large, diced
  • small capers 1 tbsp
  • pitted black olives 12, quartered
  • olive oil 4 tbsp
  • tuna 150g tin, drained
  • basil a few leaves, to serve


  • Step 1

    Cook the pasta in boiling salted water. Meanwhile put the garlic, chilli flakes, tomatoes, capers and olives in a pan with the olive oil. Simmer, letting all the ingredients stew together for about 5 minutes without colouring. Stir in the tuna and heat gently, being careful not to overmix.

  • Step 2

    Drain the pasta and keep 2-3 tbsp of the cooking water. Tip the pasta into the tomato mixture along with the reserved cooking water and some seasoning. Toss everything together. Just before serving, scatter with basil leaves.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 608
  • Fat 29g
  • Saturates 4.1g
  • Carbs 59.5g
  • Sugars 5.3g
  • Fibre 5.3g
  • Protein 24.7g
  • Salt 1.4g