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Tuna Pasta with Peas (Italy)

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 2
Calories 538 kcal


  • 6 oz penne pasta, or any other short pasta variety
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can albacore tuna in oil (5oz or 7oz)
  • 1/2 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1/3 cup tomato puree
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling, add penne pasta and cook until al dente, stirring occasionally.
  • In the meantime, prepare the sauce. In a frying pan, add olive oil, tuna and minced garlic. Toss for 2 to 3 minutes, breaking the larger chunks of tuna with the help of a wooden spoon.
  • Add the peas, stir and wait for another 2 minutes.
  • Finally, add tomato purée, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook on medium-low for 10 minutes. If the sauce becomes too dry, you can add one or two tablespoons of pasta water.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain it and pour it in the pan with the sauce. Toss on medium heat for 30 seconds.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 538kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 38gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 372mgPotassium: 778mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 515IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 3mg
Keyword tuna pasta salad
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