Easy Tuna Ragu [Keto and Whole 30 Friendly]

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Easy Tuna Ragu [Keto and Whole 30 Friendly]

40 minutes
Calories 210kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup onions (finely diced)
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper (finely diced)
  • 1 garlic cloves (finely diced)
  • 24 ounces albacore (finely diced)
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 5 fresh basil leaves (finely diced)
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh parsley (finely diced)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and peppers and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  • Add garlic then cook for further 2-3 minutes.
  • Add tuna, tomatoes, bay leaf and oregano; mix to combine.
  • Taste and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle chopped parsley, if desired.
  • Serve the ragu on zoddles or regular pasta.
  • For Zucchini Zoddles: Use a spiral slicer to cut the zucchini lengthwise into long, thin noodles.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat ½ tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add the zucchini.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook, tossing gently with tongs until the noodles are crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove the zucchini noodles from the skillet; keep warm.
  • If the zucchini noodles release too much water you can drain into a colander and pat dry.
  • Recipe Notes If you don't have sea salt use kosher salt.
  • Leftovers will keep refrigerated for 5 days or can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • This recipe can be adapted for Whole 30 diet:
  • Do not add the butter.
  • Use only olive oil.
  • Use crushed tomatoes instead of tomato sauce, make sure they don't have any sugar added.
  • If you are following the Keto Diet and want to make this recipe more creamy and luscious add ½ cup of heavy cream after the ragu is simmering for 10 minutes.
  • For more tips and tricks make sure to check out my suggestions in the post (above).


Calories: 210kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:49:55.

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