Tuna Pasta Recipe

At my-pasta-recipes.com we like to KIS (keep it simple) and it’s not gonna be more simple than this.

The Italian kitchen is all about minimizing ingredients to get the most flavors out of all the ingredients. For this recipe we will use 5 ingredients incl. the pasta. Not more. Okay, and salt and pepper.

Yet using fresh tuna will make this tuna pasta recipe taste better, we go for the canned Tuna option. It will save you about $10 per person. We suggest to use ocean-friendly tuna for this tuna pasta recipe!

However, if you want please use fresh tuna for this tuna pasta recipe if you have the funds! Add some truffles in there as well while you’re at it! This is no joke, tuna truffle pasta is great!

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Techniques you’ll learn with this recipe

  • How to use oil as a sauce / dressing
  • How to use by-product from ingredients as an ingredient

With the recipe you want to invest

  • About 15 minutes in the kitchen to prepare
  • About $10 for a 4 person meal
tuna pasta dressing

Tuna Pasta Recipe step-by-step

Tuna Pasta Recipe Ingredients

Ingredient How much Imperial How much Metric
Penne 10 ounces 300 grams
Canned Tuna 2 cans 2 cans
Capers 1 ounce 30 grams
Black Olives 3 onces 100 grams
Sundried Tomatoes in oil 3 ounces 100 grams
Salt & Pepper A pinch A pinch

Tuna Pasta Recipe Preparation

  • Drain the Tuna
  • Drain the capers
  • Drain the olives
  • Drain the oil of the sundried tomatoes into a glass bowl

Tuna Pasta Recipe Cooking Instructions

  1. Start cooking the pasta al Dente. Read here how to cook pasta to perfection.
  2. Mix capers, olives and sundried tomatoes with +/- 4 table spoons of the sundries tomato’s oil.
  3. When the pasta is al Dente and drained put it back in the pan
  4. Add the mixture of oil and other ingredients and stir gently
  5. Add the canned tuna and give it one more mix
  6. Add some salt and pepper to season the pasta