Classic Tomato Spaghetti (Version 1)

Don’t freak out when I tell you that this recipe includes tuna and cinnamon. Yep. Tuna and cinnamon in pasta. It is a Jaime Oliver recipe and I tried it just for you. My family unknowingly volunteered themselves as taste testers. This is a simplified version of Jaime’s recipe:

Salt and Pepper to taste
1 lb. dried spaghetti
1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes-Italian style
1 can tuna (drained and flaked)
1/2 tspn. ground cinnamon
Crushed red pepper (a few shakes)
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Cook pasta according to directions on pasta box.

In a skillet combine tomatoes, tuna, cinnamon, lemon and crushed pepper and heat through.

Put pasta in individual bowls and pour sauce on top.

Next time: I am not sure I will make this dish again. It was okay, but it definitely wasn’t my favorite. If I do make this dish again I will make twice as much sauce. The recipe above only made enough sauce for my hubby and I. I had to break out a jar of pasta sauce for the kids. I will say, however, that if I hadn’t made the sauce I would have never known there was cinnamon in there. If you are feeling adventurous I would definitely try this recipe. It’s easy, that’s for sure. Jaime Oliver’s website has a few variations on this sauce though, so maybe I will try another one in the next few weeks.

What did the family think? I thought it was just okay as did my hubby. The kids didn’t get to eat it since there wasn’t enough for them which, quite frankly, I think they were totally fine with.

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