Tuna Pasta Toss

I love pasta oh yes I do and this combination here is cheap, fast and appealing in every way. You can serve this as the main dish or as a side because trust me it is extremely filling. I really should experiment cooking with tuna more often because the few times I have the dishes have come out just wonderful. Of course you need to be a tuna lover (and I am). Pair this with some fresh hot bread and a crisp green salad and you have a perfect Italian meal. .

4 ounces Penne pasta
2 garlic cloves, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 can tuna in oil
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 scallion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

1. Cook pasta per package directions, drain. In a 9-inch skillet on medium heat add olive oil and garlic. Add tuna with oil, saute for 1 minute.

2. Add basil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Add chicken broth, mix well. Carefully add pasta into pan, combine. Reduce heat to low-medium. Cook until thoroughly heated about 5 minutes.

Yields: 6 servings


  • Anonymous says:


    Yumm, love the ingredients and I do love me some tuna. I always add red pepper flakes in my pasta, yummm. :)


  • Noor says:

    Oh you would love this recipe for sure. Its so good you need to try it.

  • Umm Mymoonah says:

    Salams, This looks very simple and delicious. Thank you for your fabulous comments in my blog. I joined as a member in your foodie forum, what is the next thing which I have to do ? Please let me know.

  • Noor says:

    Ahh I am so glad that you joined inshAllah it turns into a great place for us to collaborate about food :)

  • meeso says:

    Tuna and pasta are such a good combo, yum!

  • rose water says:

    I just prepared this dish for dinner and both me and my husband loved it :) Actually I served it together with the rice from Salmon the Arab Way (http://www.yasalamcooking.com/2011/01/salmon-arab-way.html) and it was really delicious! :)

  • Noor says:

    Oh wow rose thank you and I am so glad your enjoying my recipes.

  • autumnd says:

    This was really good in a pinch! Tasty and healthy. My husband is not a tuna fan and even he ate it and said it was good.

    I blogged about it, of course! ;)

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