Zucchini Pasta with Tuna and Tomato Sauce

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This Zucchini Pasta with Tuna and Tomato sauce has become one of my favourite go-to recipes. It is super healthy and takes less than 15 minutes to make and is perfect for keto, low-carb, paleo and whole 30 lifestyles.

bowl of zucchini pasta with tuna sauce

RECIPE FEATURES

Allergy and Intolerance Friendly – this meal is suitable for people with gluten, dairy, nut allergies & intolerances as well as many other dietary requirements.

Easy to make – This meal is made with six ingredients and takes only 20 minutes to make.

Healthy wholefood ingredients – which are easy to find at any supermarket, health store, food markets or on-line store.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED

  • Zucchini 
  • Organic Tomato passata (or you can use tinned tomatoes)
  • Tinned tuna
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
top down view of zucchini pasta with tuna pasta sauce in a bowl

HOW TO MAKE

I recommend making the sauce first! Add the olive oil and minced garlic to a medium saucepan on  medium heat and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Then, add the tomato passata with a pinch of salt and bring to the boil on hight heat, making sure you put the lid on the saucepan. Then reduce the heat back to medium and cook for 15 minutes until the sauce has thickend. Keep the lid off and mke sure you stir the sauce every few minutes.

Meanwhile while the sauce is cooking, prepare the zucchini. I use a spiralizer, or you can use a mandolin or a julieene peeler. 

You can either, cook your zucchini pasta in the microwave – in a microwave safe bowl for 60 seconds on high….OR you can cook in a frypan for 1-2 minutes with a little olive oil.

Once the sauce is ready, add your tuna to the sauce and mix through. 

You can either add the zucchini to the sauce and mix through or you can add the zucchini to your pasta bowls and spoon the sauce on top.

top down view of zucchini pasta with tuna pasta sauce

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Zucchini Pasta with Tuna and Tomato Sauce

Vanessa Gengaroli
This zucchini pasta with tuna and tomato sauce has become one of my favourite go-to recipes. It is super healthy and takes less than 15 minutes to make.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Vegetarian
Cuisine Western
Servings 4
Calories 66 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 4 zucchini medium
  • 1 tbl olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced or thinly sliced
  • 14 oz tinned crushed tomato or tomato passata
  • 14 oz tuna tinned, drained
  • Pinch sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Make the sauce: Add the olive oil and minced garlic to a medium saucepan on medium heat and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then, add the tomato with a pinch of salt and bring to the boil on high heat, making sure you put the lid on the saucepan (to avoid any splattering). Then reduce the heat back down to medium and cook for 15 minutes until the sauce has thickened up. Keep the lid off and make sure you stir the sauce every few minutes.
  • Prepare the zucchini: Meanwhile while the sauce is cooking, prepare the zucchini, either by using a spiralizer, mandolin or a julieene peeler.
  • Cook The zucchini: Then cook your zucchini pasta either in microwave or on the stove top.
  • Microwave method: cook the zucchini in a microwave safe bowl for 60 seconds on high. I would recommend cooking in 30 second increments.
  • Stove top method: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium frypan on moderate heat, then add your zucchini and saute for 1-2 minutes,
  • Add the tuna: Once the sauce is ready, add your tuna to the sauce and mix through. 
  • Add the zucchini: You can either add the zucchini to the sauce and mix through or you can add the zucchini to your pasta bowls and spoon the sauce on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serveCalories: 66kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 40mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4g
Keyword easy meal, zoodles, zucchini
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