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Easy Tuna Pasta Recipe - Ready in 30 Minutes!

By 7:26 PM

Who needs an Easy Tuna Pasta Recipe?

This recipe is perfect for those days when you are pressed for time and you don’t want to mess up the entire kitchen just to come up with something that will impress even your boss’s boss. You gotta trust me on this one.

The inspiration for this dish was May’s awesome No Fuss Spanish Sardines Pasta that she served when I crashed at her place after Blogapalooza a few weeks back and I have to tell you, this lady can cook!

I have to be honest though, I originally thought it was her husband who cooked the dish until May corrected me on Facebook. Oops. Sorry! To think that I was right there in her kitchen the whole time!

Or was I? I don’t fully remember anymore. I guess that’s what 48 hours of no sleep can do  to you!
What I do remember is how much I enjoyed the dish. Love it so much! That was the first time I tried pasta without any sauce or dressing! Where in the world have I been?!

In her recipe, May used Spanish sardines, capsicum and olive oil but since my kids are not very fond of Spanish Sardines, I decided to change the recipe a bit to suit their taste and according to what I had in my pantry.

Pasta. I had Dona Elena’s Al Dente Penne Rigate. Check.

Spanish Sardines. I used Century Tuna Lite. Check.

Olive oil. Not enough left in the bottle but I had regular cooking oil. Check.

Red and green Capsicum. Local red and green bell peppers will have to do. Check.

White Onions. I had the local red onions. Check.

and I added garlic just because I just like to.

My husband loved it, my kids loved it and I consider that a win.

What I liked most about this recipe is that it’s so easy to make. It took me less than 30 minutes to cook the dish! Perfecto!

  • 250g Dona Elena Aldente Penne Rigate
  • 1 can (155g) of Century Tuna Lite, drained
  • 1 large red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 large green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt
  • Chopped parsley for garnishing
  • Cook Penne pasta according to instructions, drain and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a pan, saute garlic.
  • Add onions and cook until translucent.
  • Add red and green bell peppers.
  • Add tuna flakes.
  • Add the Penne pasta and mix well.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Remove from heat, serve warm garnished with chopped parsley
What do you think? Lemme know in the comments!

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