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Tuna & Pesto Gnocchetti

Tuna & Pesto Gnocchetti

This is a traditional pasta, Gnocchetti Sardi or “little Sardinian gnocchi”  that people eat on the island of Sardinia--no festival occurs without it being amply served!

 An easy and delicious pasta recipe that is ideal for any time of the year!  You can even eat it as a pasta salad!



  1. Over medium heat, add olive oil until warm then add onions.  Cook until soft.
  2. Add the chopped tuna and brown it on all sides then add the white wine and let the alcohol evaporate.
  3. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, and cook on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Cook the pasta al dente. When the pasta is ready, save a cup of the cooking water before draining it. Drain pasta. 
  5. Add the pasta to the sauce and mix well.
  6. Add the pesto to the pasta and sauce and mix well again. If it seems dry, add a spoonful of the saved pasta cooking water.
  7. Serve immediately.

Recipe modified from the blog- The Pasta Project 

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