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Easy tuna Caprese pasta recipe

Easy tuna Caprese pasta recipe. Take the flavours of Caprese salad and add gnocchi and tuna for a quick, easy and budget-friendly dinner.

15m prep
15m cook
4 servings

10 Ingredients

* 500g packet gnocchi

* 425g can tuna in oil, oil reserved, flaked

* 1 red onion, finely chopped

* 4 garlic cloves, crushed

* 1 long red chilli, seeded, thinly sliced

* 1 tbsp drained baby capers, rinsed

* 400g tomato medley mix, halved

* 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

* 1/2 x 220g tub bocconcini, drained, torn

* 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

3 Method / Steps

Step 1

Cook gnocchi in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet directions. Drain.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat reserved oil from tuna in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and chilli. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Add capers. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.

Step 3

Add tomatoes. Cook for 1 minute or until heated through. Add gnocchi, flaked tuna and olive oil. Toss over low heat for 2 minutes or until heated through. Add bocconcini and half the basil leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with remaining basil. Serve.

source – tastecom