Here's a delicious Fettuccine dish I just made.


12 oz fettuccine or other long pasta

1 tbsp butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 tsp each, dried basil and thyme

pinch of hot pepper flakes


2 tbsp all purpose flour

2 cups milk

grated zest of 1 lemon

2 cans of light tune, drained

10 small tomatoes, chopped

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup whole or chopped black or green olives

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil



1. in a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook fettuccine for 10min of according to package directions, until tender; drain well.

2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add garlic, dried basil and thyme, hot pepper flakes and 1/2 tsp salt; sauce for 1min or until softened. Whisk flour into milk and stir into saucepan with lemon zest. Increase heat to medium and bring to a boil, whisking constantly for 2 to 3 min, or until sauce is thickened. Stir in tuna and tomatoes and heat through. remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and season to taste with salt.

3. Divide pasta among shallow serving bowls and spoon sauce over top; sprinkle with olives and fresh basil.