When growing up, homemade tomato sauce was staple in my house. My mom would make it from stretch and she taught me how to make it too. She would make it plain all the time, just with whole tomatoes and some herbs and pepper. It is so easy to do. These days, I make my tomato sauce but add various ingredients to make it a little different.
This past week I was really busy so I wanted to something quick and easy. So, I looked in my pantry and put together this Tuna and Artichoke Tomato Sauce dish. Here you go. I hope you try it and enjoy it.
Here are the ingredients:
- 2 - cans of tuna in water
- 1-2 cans of artichokes in water
- 2 - 16 oz cans of diced tomatoes
- 1-2 tbsp of olive oil
- 2-3 chopped garlic
- 1 tbsp of parsley
- 1 tsp of oregano
- 1 tsp of basil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 package of your favorite pasta or loaf of Italian bread
- 1 -2 tbsp of butter for mixing with the sauce and pasta at the end
First, I added the olive oil and heated the garlic for a few minutes. Then, I added the canned tuna and mashed it up and then added the artichokes. I stirred it and let it heat for a few minutes.
Then, I added the diced tomatoes and added the parsley, oregano, and basil. I like to sprinkle it over the top to make sure it is evenly distributed.
Then, I stirred in the herbs and tomatoes and let it come to a boil. I let it cook for about 15 minutes at low temperature.
For the last 5 minutes, I tilted the lid to let the water evaporate. If you want it even drier, you can tilt the lid for the entire 20 minutes. After finished, I removed the lid and took it off the burner.
Then, I cooked the pasta. I used gluten-free pasta but this dish would also be great on toasted Italian bread. Yum!
Here is the final product.
Here is a printable recipe:
I hope you try this one out and let me know how it goes. Feel free to add any additional ingredients to it. It is a very flexible recipe.
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