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This healthy 15 minute canned tuna pasta is a great time-saver when you're short on time and ingredients!

Easy Canned Tuna Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword canned tuna pasta, tuna garlic pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 400 kcal
Author Natasha Bull

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 (5 ounce) can tuna, drained I prefer tuna packed in oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces uncooked pasta (I used spaghetti)

Instructions

  1. Boil a salted pot of water for your pasta and cook it al dente according to package directions. Prep your other ingredients while it cooks.

  2. When the pasta is close to being ready, add the oil to a small pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook it for 30 seconds.

  3. Stir in the tuna, lemon juice, and parsley. Let it heat through. 

  4. Once the pasta is done, add some of the pasta water (a couple tablespoons) to the sauce and then drain the pasta and toss with the sauce. Season with salt & pepper as needed. Optional: serve pasta with freshly grated parmesan cheese and lemon zest.

Recipe Notes

  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Canned Tuna Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 253mg7%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 83IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.