Spaghetti with Tuna and Capers

Spaghetti with Tuna and Capers.

Spaghetti with Tuna and Capers


For 4 Person(s)

For the Pasta:

  • 1 pound dried spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 small red onion, cut into a 1/2 inch dice
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounces Italian tuna packed in olive oil drained
  • 3 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil and drop in the spaghetti.
  2. Put a large sauté pan over a medium flame and heat the oil. Add the onion and red pepper to the pan and sauté for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the tomatoes and the salt and cook until the tomatoes just begin to break down. About 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the tuna and capers to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. By now the pasta should be just at al dente.
  5. Add the spaghetti and parsley to the pan and toss for 1-2 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and black pepper as desired.

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