Tuna Pasta

Tuna Pasta

You can not go a week in our household without a beautiful and nourishing bowl of tuna pasta being served up for dinner!  This was the first meal my mum taught my how to cook and by golly gosh has it served me well on cold nights or nights when I just do not have the time to pretend to be Donna Hay.

Not only do you probably have all the ingredients already in the cupboard, it makes the perfect balanced meal! This simple dish is high in protein and good fats from the tuna (I always like to get good quality tuna in olive oil), carbohydrates from the pasta and calcium from the parmesan.


  • 1 medium size onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 medium size chilli, diced
  • 1 425g tin of tuna in oil, I like to use Sienna
  • 1 tin of cherry tomatoes
  • Handful of basil and extra to serve on top
  • Good quality pasta, wholegrain

To make:

  1. Add a generous splash of olive oil to a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, garlic and chilli and stir until the onion is slightly browned.
  3. Add tuna, tomatoes and basil and mix to combine.
  4. Let this rest for 20 minutes as the flavours really start to come together.
  5. Meanwhile cook pasta.
  6. Once pasta is cooked, drain and add with the tuna sauce.
  7. Top with basil and a generous sprinkle of parmesan.
  8. Ta da dinner is served.  Best served with ugg boots and an episode of Real Housewives!

Recipe courtesy of my beautiful Mum.


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