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Sicilian Paccheri

  • Type: Dinner
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
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Sicilian Paccheri with Albacore Tuna - Pasta al Tonnino Recipe



  • 1 lb short pasta (large rigatoni, large penne, paccheri or favorite GF pasta) – cooked as directed 
  • ½ cup of reserved pasta water 
  • ½ of a red onion finely diced 
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, chopped or 14 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 lemon zested  
  • 2 jars of Tonnino Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil, drained
  • ½ cup of dry white wine 
  • 2 TB fresh mint chopped 
  • 4 TB of olive oil, plus extra to finish dishes  
  • Pinch of sugar 
  • Salt and pepper


For Pasta

  •  Salt pasta water and bring to boil, cook pasta as directed to al dente and reserve ½ cup of pasta water at the end of the cooking process

(While pasta water is boiling/pasta is cooking) 

  • In a large skillet over medium high heat add 3 TB of olive oil, pinch of salt and pepper, red onion. Sauté for 2 mins, add pinch of sugar and sauté for 3 minutes or until soft 
  • Add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes 
  • Add white wine to pan and bring to a simmer to reduce by half and then add in reserved pasta water and simmer for 2 minutes until slightly reduced. Add cooked pasta into skillet and mix everything together and cook for an additional 2 minutes to reduce pasta water further and allow pasta to soak in everything 
  • Turn off heat and add in fresh herbs, lemon zest, tuna, season with salt and pepper and toss together
  • Finish eat plated portion with a drizzle of olive oil and serve immediately

Recipe Notes

If tomatoes need a little extra help to break down use a potato masher and smoosh the tomatoes a little, it’ll help them break down further and turn into a beautiful sauce 


If you like it spicy add additional crushed red pepper and to brighten the dish up even further add a squeeze of fresh lemon 


This dish is great when served with your favorite green salad

Tasting Notes

Bright and Comforting

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