Simple & Delicious Tinned Tuna Pasta Recipe

With people stuck in their homes on lockdown and household budgets tight, this delicious tinned tuna pasta recipe ticks all the boxes. As with all our recipes, it features just 7 ingredients and can be made by anyone – no pro chef skills needed.

The cooking time is quick, the flavours big and this is an ideal meal for making in bulk and eating over a few days. It’s also a meal that is ideal for feeding the entire family with one big pot.

Get ready to learn what will quickly become one of your all time favourite dishes.

Tinned Tuna Pasta Recipe: Ingredients

  • Tinned tuna
  • Pasta
  • Capers
  • Parmesan
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Tinned chopped tomatoes

The only prep work you have to do is dice up the onions and chop the garlic. They don’t have to be super fine either. A rough enough cut will do.

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Start by adding the pasta to furiously boiling water. You can choose the type of pasta, but penne does hold the sauce especially well.

Heat a large frying pan over a low to medium heat before adding the chopped onions.

After they have softened up for a couple of minutes, add the garlic and sweat it off.

Be careful to keep a nice low controlled heat as you don’t want anything to burn at this stage!

After 3-4 minutes of slow cooking, add the chopped tomatoes. You could also use tinned plum or tinned cherry tomatoes as a replacement.

Cooking the sauce over a low heat, it will slowly start to thicken.

When the sauce is the perfect consistency, add the capers. They add a lovely flavour and texture to the dish.

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Add the tinned tuna. You want to be careful here to keep the tuna chunks as whole as possible, so gently work it into the sauce. The last thing you want is the tuna being a mushy mess.

Strain and add the pasta, and gently toss it into the sauce. Every piece of pasta should be coated at this stage.

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Shave in the fresh parmesan. You can use dried parmesan as well, but if you have the real thing it will make everything taste way better. Also season with a small amount of salt and pepper to taste.

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Ever think a tinned tuna pasta recipe could taste this good? Divine.

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Staff Writer