20 Minute Easy Tuna Pasta

20 Minute Easy Tuna Pasta


The Lowdown: 

Day 1 in our 20 pastas 20 minutes series: Easy tuna pasta

You may think of tuna as a sandwich filling but wait till you try this recipe for a quick weeknight dinner when you need something tasty and fast. A simple, savory dish that's got that umami hit that will surprise you. Save this to your collection and tag us when you try it! 😋✌🏻





  • 180g short pasta of your choice
  • 1 can of tuna, drained (can be oil/water base)
  • Half a zucchini, diced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Grated parmigiano
  • Salt
  • (Optional) Chili oil for an extra kick 🌶️


  1. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Dice half a zucchini.
    • Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to package instructions or till al dente.
  2. Sauté Tuna and Zucchini:
    • In a pan, melt butter and sauté the tuna, breaking it up in a single layer.
    • When tuna starts to look a little drier and toasted, add the diced zucchini.
    • The tuna should look toasted and slighlty golden so you get that delicious umami flavour, and the zucchini would’ve started to soften.
  3. Combine Pasta and Cheese:
    • Toss in the cooked pasta, along with some pasta water (you can start with 1/4 cup and adjust till you reach the saucy consistency you desire).
    • Stir and work it in until it emulsifies into a ‘creamy’ sauce.
    • Grate some parmigiano-reggiano cheese for extra decadence and umami.
    • Finish off with salt and some freshly ground black pepper and an optional drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Serve:
    • Serve your creamy tuna pasta hot, and optionally, drizzle with some chili oil for an extra kick!

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