Totally Tuna Pasta


This is an easy and tasty pasta dish that’s sure to bring you comfort on a cold winter night. I had left-over tomato paste sitting in my fridge from a previous recipe and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I first thought of making a simple tomato sauce but then I saw a can of tuna and couldn’t help myself to spice things up a little. This dish is quick, easy and delicious.  Bon appétit!


Prep time: 15 min 


  • 100g medium shells pasta
  • 1 small can of white tuna (flaked)
  • a handful of sun-dried tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1/4 yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • a bunch of baby arugula
  • chili powder
  • olive oil


  1. Heat a large pot of water. When it starts to boil, add some salt and the pasta. Cook for the time written on the package (around 8 minutes for shells).
  2. Meanwhile, sautée the diced onion in a pan with olive oil.
  3. Add the tomato paste, sliced sundried tomatoes, chili powder, and a spoonful or two of the pasta water to the sauce. Stir well and let it cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. When the pasta is almost done, add the flaked tuna and the baby arugula to the sauce. Stir in order to incorporate all the ingredients together, and wilt the arugula.
  5. Drain the pasta and put it back in the pot, then add the tuna sauce and mix thoroughly.

TIPYou can then sprinkle it with grated parmesan cheese!


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