Tuna-Basil Pasta with Olives

Tuna Basil Pasta with Olives @EclecticEveryday

This is one of my little go to pantry eals. Quick, easy and the whole family will love it.

Tuna Basil Pasta with Olives @EclecticEveryday

Tuna Basil Pasta with Olives @EclecticEveryday

Tuna-Basil Pasta with Olives

Ingredients:

2 cups uncooked medium shell pasta (5 oz)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can (6 oz) pitted medium or large ripe olives, drained
2 cans (5 oz each) tuna in water, drained, flaked
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Cook pasta as directed on package; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add tomatoes; cook and stir until tomatoes burst. Add garlic and olives; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, stirring frequently. Add reserved pasta cooking water. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Add cooked pasta, tuna, basil and Parmesan cheese; toss to coat.

Transfer mixture to large serving bowl or divide among individual bowls. Garnish with additional basil and Parmesan cheese, if desired.

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