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When growing up, our homemade tomato sauce was a staple in my house. My mom would make it homemade, and she taught me how to make it too. Visit our other homemade tomato sauce recipe to try it today! 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 swamped, so I wanted something quick and easy. So, I looked in my pantry and put together this Tuna and Artichoke Tomato Sauce recipe.
It makes a good amount, and we use it for leftovers the next day. If you like tuna and love artichokes, check out this delicious recipe. Here you go. I hope you try and enjoy it.
What ingredients are in this Tuna and Artichoke Tomato Sauce Recipe?
2 tablespoon of olive oil
3 minced garlic
2 cans of tuna in water broken up into small pieces
2 tablespoon of anchovies minced
1 can of artichokes in water chopped
2 - 16 oz cans of diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon of dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of dried oregano
1 teaspoon of dried basil
A loaf of bread or your favorite pasta
Now that you have all the ingredients together and measured out, you are ready to make this quick and easy recipe.
How to make this Tuna and Artichoke Tomato Sauce Recipe?
First, add the olive oil and garlic to a shallow large skillet. Heat the garlic and olive oil for a few minutes. Then, add the mashed tuna and mashed anchovies to the skillet—Cook for a few minutes. Add chopped artichokes to the skillet and cook for a few minutes.
Added the diced tomatoes to the skillet. Stir it well.
Then, add the parsley, oregano, and basil to the skillet. Sprinkle it over the top to make sure it is evenly distributed. Mix well.
Bring to a boil. And cook for 15 minutes at a low temperature or until the excess water evaporates.
NOTE: For the last 5 minutes, I tilted the lid so water could evaporate. If you want it even drier, you can tilt the lid for the entire 20 minutes. After finishing the sauce, remove the lid and take it off the burner.
Here is what it looked like in the skillet when it was finished.
Cook pasta or heat the bread your choose. I used gluten-free pasta, but this dish would also be great on toasted Italian bread. Yum!
NOTE: If you want a little more watery sauce, you can add 1 or 2 tablespoon of butter for mixing with the sauce and pasta at the end.
After the pasta is cooked, pour the mixture over the pasta and then add a few slabs of butter on top of the sauce and mix it in. And enjoy the dish with your family.
Below is the finished Tuna and Artichoke Tomato Sauce Recipe. What do you think? Would you try it?
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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