Quick Easy Tuna Pasta

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
This Quick Easy Tuna Pasta recipe is a delicious, healthy meal to make when time is short, but you still want to make a nutritious meal for dinner or lunch.
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4.1 from 11 votes


  • 2 cups quinoa fusilli
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup red onion — chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic — finely chopped
  • ounces canned tuna — drained
  • 1 cup homemade tomato sauce — or tomato sauce of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon basil leaves — chopped, for garnishing
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese — shredded


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the quinoa fusilli, and cook according to the packet instructions. Drain the pasta.

  3. Heat the oil in a pan, and add the onion. Sauté until they are golden brown.

  4. Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant.

  5. Flake the tuna into the onion mixture, and heat.

  6. Add the tomato sauce and cooked quinoa fusilli to the tuna mixture. Stir well for 1 minute or so.

  7. Serve with a generous grinding of pepper, basil leaves, and Parmesan cheese.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dinner, gluten-free, healthy, lunch, seafood

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 295, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 455mg, Potassium: 311mg, Carbohydrates: 42g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 11g

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