Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers, and Tomatoes

Tuna adds flavor and protein to your pasta dish. This dish also incorporates cherry tomatoes and pecorino cheese.

  • Servings: 4
Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers, and Tomatoes

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, March 2013


  • 3/4 pound spaghetti
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ounces grated pecorino cheese
  • 1/4 cup rinsed capers
  • 2 cans drained oil-packed tuna
  • Lemon zest and juice
  • Toasted panko


  1. Cook spaghetti, reserving 1 1/2 cups pasta water, then drain.

  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook onions in olive oil until slightly golden. Add tomatoes and cook until just soft. Add pasta water and pecorino and heat until thick and creamy. Add pasta, capers, and tuna. Cook until sauce coats pasta. Season with lemon zest and juice. Top with panko.


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