Healthy Meal Prep
Instant Pot(R) Tuna Puttanesca Recipe

Instant Pot® Tuna Puttanesca


Turn frozen tuna steak into flaky tuna puttanesca with the help of your Instant Pot(R) and some basic pantry ingredients.


  • 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ (24 ounce) jar traditional spaghetti sauce (such as Barilla®)
  • ½ cup fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 (6 ounce) frozen tuna steak
  • 1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • ½ teaspoon herbes de Provence
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat olive oil in the pot. Add onion and garlic; saute until softened and fragrant, about 4 minutes.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, and broth; stir to combine. Nestle tuna steak into the middle of the sauce. Cancel Saute function. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 12 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Flake tuna apart with a fork. Add olives, capers, anchovy paste, herbes de Provence, and cayenne. Stir to combine and serve over hot cooked spaghetti.

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Nutritional Information

Instant Pot® Tuna Puttanesca

Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 735.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 78 %
carbohydrates: 37 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 38 %
fat: 18 %
saturated fat: 12 %
cholesterol: 14 %
vitamin a iu: 22 %
niacin equivalents: 229 %
vitamin b6: 76 %
vitamin c: 12 %
folate: 74 %
calcium: 11 %
iron: 41 %
magnesium: 51 %
potassium: 34 %
sodium: 58 %
thiamin: 159 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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