tuna penne pasta

Easy Italian Penne With Tuna

Need a quick pasta dish that’s flavorful and colorful? This penne pasta dinner-for-4 with tuna and tomato sauce recipe is loaded with flavor and inexpensive to make, making it a good last minute meal option.

Serving  4
Prep       20 mins
Cook      10 mins
Total 30 mins


  • 400 g          Penne
  • 1 tbsp         Salt for penne ( 1 tbsp to 2 ½ L  of Water or as directed on package)
  • 350g           Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp           Tomato paste
  • 2tbsp          Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp           Dried Garlic
  • ½ tsp          Dried Onion
  • 2 pinches   Salt (for tuna sauce mixture)
  • 40g             Sliced Green Olives
  • 1 pinch       Black Pepper
  • 1 Pinch       Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 Pinch       Paprika Powder
  • Bay leaf
  • 20 g  Parmesan cheese

1.Put a pot of water on to boil for the pasta.

2.Cook penne to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain

3.Meanwhile, Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add garlic and onions, stirring for 1 minute.

pasta with tuna

4.Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, black pepper, chili powder, paprika, 2 pinches salt, bay leaf. Stir, cook for 3 minutes.

pasta with tuna

5.Add tuna and olives to the sauce mixture. Mix everything together, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 5 mins.

pasta tuna salad

6.Toss the drained pasta into the tuna mixture pan. Mix everything together.

7.Sprinkle some parmesan cheese. Serve right away

8.Buon Apetito..!!