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Pasta with Tuna Black Olives and Tomatoes

Penne with Tuna Plum Tomatoes and Black Olives Recipe

Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 566 kcal
Author Jeanette


  • 2 ounces penne I used gluten-free brown rice pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion or shallot sliced thin
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and sliced
  • 2-3 ripe plum tomatoes cut into rough chunks
  • A splash of white wine
  • 2 ounces canned tuna in olive oil
  • 8 Italian or Greek black olives pitted and quartered
  • 1 teaspoon capers rinsed and drained, optional
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth optional
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • A generous handful of chopped fresh Italian parsley


  1. Cook pasta until al dente, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta cooking liquid for the sauce.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet and saute the onion until limp, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic slices and tomatoes and saute another minute.
  4. Add wine and cook down.
  5. Break up tuna and add chunky flakes to the pan.
  6. Stir in olives and capers.
  7. Add at least 1/4 cup pasta cooking liquid (or chicken broth) to thin the sauce.
  8. Toss cooked pasta with sauce.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Penne with Tuna Plum Tomatoes and Black Olives Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 983mg43%
Potassium 745mg21%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1160IU23%
Vitamin C 30.2mg37%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.