Best Ever Easy Canned Tuna Pasta

Canned Tuna Pasta is a quick, hearty meal packed with proteins and nutrients, perfect for busy weeknights. The tanginess of the tomato sauce perfectly balances the savory taste of the canned tuna, while the pasta adds the much-needed carbs. It's a delightful dish that's sure to meet the approval of both kids and adults.



number of servings
  • 2 cans of tuna, drained Added to
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced Added to
  • 1 small onion, diced Added to
  • 1 can of tomato sauce Added to
  • salt and pepper to taste Added to
  • olive oil Added to
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil Added to
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano Added to
  • 400 gms of pasta (any variety) Added to
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish Added to


25 min.
1. Step

Begin by boiling a large pot of salted water for the pasta.

2. Step

While waiting for the water to boil, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

3. Step

Add the onions and garlic to the skillet and cook until the onions become translucent.

4. Step

Next, add the drained tuna into the skillet. Break up the tuna into smaller chunks using a wooden spoon.

5. Step

Pour in the tomato sauce and add salt, pepper, dried basil, and dried oregano. Stir all ingredients together and allow it to simmer for 10-15 minutes.

6. Step

In the meantime, when the water reaches a boil, add the pasta and cook it according to the package instructions.

7. Step

Once cooked, drain the pasta but reserve some of the pasta water.

8. Step

Add the drained pasta into the skillet with the tuna sauce, stirring together to combine. If the sauce is too thick, add in small amounts of pasta water until desired consistency is reached.

9. Step

Transfer to plates, sprinkle a generous amount of parmesan, and serve hot.



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