Pesto penne with tuna



5 min


15 min


4 Servings

Pesto penne with tuna

Roberto Caruso


  • 450-g pkg penne pasta
  • 2 170-g cans chunk light tuna , in a vegetable broth and oil (do not drain)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup pesto


  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water, following package directions but omitting salt, until al dente, 7 to 8 min.
  • Drain pasta and return to pot. Stir in tuna with broth and oil, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto until combined. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 594,
  • Protein
  • 32 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 74 g,
  • Fat
  • 19 g,
  • Fibre
  • 5 g,
  • Sodium
  • 707 mg.
Wine Pairings

When pondering a wine-pairing dilemma, take a note from the experts and grab the bubbly! Sparkling wines are terrifically versatile – and dry sparking rosés never lead a girl wrong. Here, strawberry and citrus bubbles offer lift to Pesto Penne with Tuna.
Yellow Tail Bubbles Rosé, Australia, $14.

This quick meal sacrifices only minutes but not taste. It takes only four ingredients-tuna, pesto, sundried tomatoes and penne-and voila! A fuss-free meal ready to serve in minutes.

Reader Tested:

“This is impossibly easy. It tastes like I spent an hour cooking it – or like it came from an Italian restaurant! I’m adding it to my favourite recipes.”
Nataly Héroux, Montreal