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Tuna Pesto Pasta

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

A delicious family meal that is easy to cook and a real family favourite!

Makes approximately 4 servings

Preparation time is approximately 10 minutes

Cooking time is approximately 10-15 minutes


500g pasta (fusilli or penne are good)

1 onion – finely chopped

1 jar green pesto

2 160g tins of tuna - drained

1 head of broccoli – cut into florets

2 tablespoons of olive oil

25g butter

Chopped fresh dill or parsley to decorate (optional)

Parmesan (optional)

Salt & pepper

How to make Tuna Pesto Pasta

  1. Boil enough water in a large pan to cover the pasta and add the dried pasta and cook according to the instructions on the pasta packet (approx.10 mins).

  2. Add the chopped onion to a pan with the oil and fry for 3-5 mins.

  3. Half-way through the pasta cooking, add the broccoli florets to the pasta pan (or steam separately)

  4. Add the two tins of tuna and jar of pesto to the fried onion, stir these and heat through.

  5. Drain the pasta and return it to the pan. Add the onion, tuna and pesto and combine.

To Serve: Serve with a side salad or baby tomatoes. Cheese lovers can add grated Parmesan too!

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This can be made with green beans instead of broccoli or baby tomatoes (tomatoes don’t need cooking but can be chopped and heated with the tuna and pesto towards the end of cooking time).

Try this with red or another type of pesto.

'Lighten up' use wholemeal pasta and low fat butter alternatives. Always check the labels

Please click HERE to see Cooking Good’s statement on allergens and substitutions within recipes.

Don’t forget to look at our useful articles on a variety of family topics including batch cooking, leftovers, hydration, fussy eaters and more! Here is the LINK.

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