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Clara Ole Cheesy Tuna Pesto



Clara Ole Tuna Pesto


We’ve just moved in recently to our new (but old) apartment. The kitchen was still in chaos so I cooked a very simple pasta dish for my family. I apologize for the crappy photo. I couldn’t find my digicam so I took a shot with my iPod. Thank you daddy for the non-stick pan.

I can cook pesto with fresh basil leaves and a food processor but unfortunately that night, both were not available. I managed to find in a grocery bag Clara Ole’s Cheesy Pesto and penne pasta. Perfecto.


  • 2 packs of Clara Ole Cheesy Pesto Pasta Sauce
  • 400 to 500 grams penne pasta (or any pasta of choice)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 cans of tuna (tuna in water or in brine)
  • salt (adjust to taste)
  • sliced black olives, chopped cashew nuts, grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Drizzle olive oil in pan and saute garlic. Add tuna and salt. Simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Pour Clara Ole Cheesy Pesto Sauce. Shake well before opening.
  4. Let it simmer for a few minutes more and pour over cooked pasta.

I sprinkled McCormick Basil Leaves for extra flavor and aroma. If you don’t have olive oil, open the Clara Ole Cheesy Pesto Sauce and pour some from the pack. I also removed the excess olive oil after cooking the sauce. I don’t want my pesto swimming in oil. The next time I’m going to cook this again, I’m throwing in black olives, cashew nuts, and parmesan cheese.
Clara Ole Cheesy Pesto Pasta Sauce is the real deal and not the powdered mix type. If you want gourmet cooking in a flash, try this recipe at home. Fresh, easy, and with no MSG.

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Clara Ole Cheesy Pesto Pasta Sauce




Published: 2011-10-11 20:26:11


  1. reah

    one of my favorite dishes to cook! i think i prepared this more than five times already since i started cooking last may. so easy yet so yummy! 🙂

    14 . Oct . 2011
    • Amethystine

      super easy and yummy diba? i’ll try other Clara Ole sauces next time 🙂

      15 . Oct . 2011
  2. Audrey


    Hi! I just bumped into your site now while searching for an easy pesto-pasta recipe. I’m gonna try this one. Hope i’l got this right and yummy.

    Very nice and easy to follow. 😉

    02 . Oct . 2012
    • Amethystine

      Hi Audrey! Thanks for visiting my site. Let me know how the dish will turn out. 🙂

      04 . Oct . 2012

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