Pasta with Tuna

Have you had one of those mornings when you woke up late and felt your tummy was rumbling, and there was no cooked food in sight? Well, join the club. 

Pasta with Tuna

This simple dish of pasta with tuna steered us from having takeaway that day. And I hope it will do the same for you. 

Make It With Pantry Items

The ingredients are probably in your pantry, and there is no complicated preparation involved so, yay! And believe me, it’s yummy. 

If you have these in your pantry then you’re good to go. Make a hearty serving of tasty pasta with tuna good for up to six people!

  • Dried spaghetti
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Garlic cloves
  •  Small onion
  • Crushed canned tomatoes
  • Canned tuna
  • Parsley
  • Salt & pepper
  • Chilli pepper flakes (optional)
Easy, Quick, And Yummy

There is something ridiculously good with infusing EVOO with garlic and having that as your sauce base. Yeah – I’m looking at you Spaghetti Aglio Olio. So simple yet so satisfying. This pasta with tuna is no different. 

Hope you enjoy it, too!

How To Make Pasta with Tuna

Pasta with Tuna

You'll love a hearty bowl of this easy pasta dish cooked in a simple sauce made with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, onion, tomatoes, and fresh herbs seasoned to your liking!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: MyJoyDelights


  • 500 grams dried spaghetti (or any long pasta)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 400 grams / 14oz crushed canned tomatoes
  • 185 grams of canned tuna
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Chilli pepper flakes (optional)


  • Boil the dried spaghetti minus 1 minute the required cooking time. Reserve a cup of pasta water for the sauce.
  • Add extra virgin olive oil to a large pan over medium-high heat, and when warm enough, cook the garlic until fragrant. Add the onion and cook until softened.
  • Then add the crushed tomatoes and 1/2 cup of water. Let it simmer for 3 minutes. Add the tuna and break it into chunks.
  • Add the cooked pasta and 3/4 cup of pasta water and toss. Splash more pasta water as needed. Add the chopped parsley and toss again. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with chili pepper flakes if you want a bit of heat.


Storage/Reheating: Keep leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave for a few minutes.
Recipe based on RecipeTinEats