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All Recipes, Main Dishes / December 15, 2021

One-Pan Creamy Tuna Pasta | Crazy Delicious & Done in 30 Minutes

If you´re looking for a pasta dish that´s packed with flavors, easy to make and comes together in 30 minutes, this One-Pan Creamy Tuna Pasta is your jam. We´re talking a beautiful explosion of goodness, made with the simplest ingredients and done using just one pan. Hello easy clean up 🙂 .

One-Pan Creamy Tuna Pasta
This is the perfect dish for a busy weeknight dinner. Yet it´s bold enough for an elegant weekend lunch next to a bottle of Spanish wine. Either way you dice it, this promises to be one of the best tasting pasta dishes ever.

One-Pan Creamy Tuna Pasta
To cook the pasta, I used vegetable broth, but you can always use water. I just prefer to use broth, as it adds more depth of flavors to the overall dish. I also added a dash of sweet smoked Spanish paprika, to give it a smoky touch that is not over-powering.

One-Pan Creamy Tuna Pasta

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: The penne pasta I used took 12 to 13 minutes to get it perfectly cooked al dente. I cooked the pasta for 9 minutes on a high heat and then for another 3 to 4 minutes on a low-medium heat with a lid. Make sure to check the package instructions on the pasta you´re using and adjust the cooking times. So you don´t over-cook the pasta.

One-Pan Creamy Tuna Pasta

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
MY NONSTICK FRYING PAN
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
SPANISH PAPRIKA
HOMEMADE VEGETABLE BROTH
SPANISH SEA SALT

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One-Pan Creamy Tuna Pasta
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One-Pan Creamy Tuna Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 987 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 2 shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.15 grams
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes 400 grams
  • 2 cups vegetable broth 475 ml
  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta 200 grams
  • 2 cans tuna in olive oil 3.25 oz / 90 grams each
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 125 grams
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley 8 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  2. After 2 minutes, add in 2 shallots thinly sliced and 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped, mix with the olive oil, after 2 minutes and the shallots & garlic are lightly sauteed, add in 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika and quickly mix together, then add in a 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and raise to a high heat

  3. After simmering the tomatoes for about 3 minutes, add in 2 cups vegetable broth, mix together and bring to a boil, then add in 2 cups uncooked penne pasta, mix together and cook for about 9 minutes, then place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat, after 3 to 4 minutes and the majority of the broth has been absorbed by the pasta, turn off the heat and remove the lid

  4. Meanwhile, drain 2 cans of tuna in olive oil into a sieve with a bowl underneath, mix the tuna around to remove any excess oil

  5. After leaving the pasta to slightly cool off, add in the drained tuna, 1/2 cup Greek yogurt at room temperature, 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley and season with black pepper, mix together until well mixed

  6. Top off with finely chopped parsley and serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
One-Pan Creamy Tuna Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 987 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 927mg40%
Potassium 1201mg34%
Carbohydrates 104g35%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 73g146%
Vitamin A 958IU19%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 191mg19%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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32 Comments

  1. Roopa

    5 stars
    This is a really lovely recipe. I added a bit more salt, pepper than listed, and added some chilli flakes, as I like a kick. I also gluten pasta for lentil pasta, and swapped yoghurt from creme fraiche I had in fridge, but everything worked perfectly. You can even add sweetcorn or beans, and this is fantastic. Thank you!

    29 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Much love 🙂

      29 . Nov . 2022
  2. Karen

    Probably one of the best pasta dinners I have ever made. The addition of yogurt at the end is genius!

    10 . Nov . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!!! Much love 🙂

      11 . Nov . 2022
  3. Lahneen

    5 stars
    Excellent recipe! I used a little more pasta than 2 cups and it still came out great with lots of sauce. Didn’t have penne so I used bucatini, and it worked. Used only 1 can of Cento tuna in olive oil, drained, it was perfect. Very very creamy with no need for cheese. Thank you for this, I’m sharing this recipe.

    12 . Oct . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      13 . Oct . 2022
  4. Jim

    First time for one of your recipes
    One of the best dishes I have made
    Thank you

    22 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!! Much love 🙂

      22 . Sep . 2022
  5. Fred

    5 stars
    This was absolutely incredible. Love your recipes!

    11 . Sep . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!!! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      12 . Sep . 2022
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  7. Mello

    Got all settled to make this recipe then noticed I had no more yogurt or tuna. :(. Decided to improvised and switch the yogurt for cream cheese….and added some hamburger meat…it’s a very versatile recipe.

    14 . Jul . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great!! Much love 🙂

      14 . Jul . 2022
  8. Michel

    5 stars
    My 18 months kid LOVED it, which is rare. Us, parents… loved it too ;). Simple and delicious.

    18 . Jun . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 much love

      19 . Jun . 2022
  9. Martica Martinez

    Just this Dish it was amazing!

    22 . May . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      23 . May . 2022
  10. Lo

    5 stars
    Deliciousness! I doubled the recipe and ended up using plain whole milk yogurt instead of Greek and everyone LOVED it. No leftovers sadly, LOL.

    30 . Mar . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!! Much love 🙂

      30 . Mar . 2022
  11. Joan

    Looks delicious and easy. However, I am a diabetic and would have to use whole grain pasta and low sugar yogurt. Also, low sodium broth. What do you think?

    01 . Feb . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      It will totally work! Much love 🙂

      01 . Feb . 2022
  12. Russ

    5 stars
    Lovely quick and easy dish! Creamy and flavourful.

    I spotted a commenter here saying hers was dry and not creamy. I can only imagine that she had her heat far too high!

    18 . Jan . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to heat that! Much love 🙂

      18 . Jan . 2022
  13. Jayne

    Been looking for delicious recipes for the New Year which still are ‘healthy, not too calorific’.
    Love the ingredients in this but shocked when it said 987 calories per serving-by my rough maths counting through the ingredients, surely it’s 987 in total, for the 2 servings? hope so!

    16 . Jan . 2022
  14. Diane

    2 stars
    This dish was so dry. There was nothing creamy about it.If I had cooked the pasta for 9 minutes it would have been burnt stuck to the pan. Definitely not enough liquid. I even put in more yogurt but that didn’t help. The tuna could barely be warmed because you’re supposed to take it off the heat. The flavor was nothing to write home about. Very disappointed and a waste of 2 cans of Albacore tuna.

    15 . Jan . 2022
  15. Virginia

    4 stars
    Made this for lunch today and it was quick and delicious! I added some fresh diced oregano leaves and sprinkled the top with Parmesan cheese for some added punch. I like that I had all the ingredients already on hand and there was very little cleanup. Thanks for this!

    12 . Jan . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that!!! much love 🙂

      13 . Jan . 2022
  16. Katharine

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Didn’t have yogurt so didn’t use. Looking forward to making this dish again and again! Thanks!

    30 . Dec . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      30 . Dec . 2021
  17. Nel

    5 stars
    I am an English woman living in Spain, learning Spanish and trying to cook the Spanish way. I’m so glad to have found your site, this like all the other recipes I’ve tried are amazing!!

    28 . Dec . 2021
  18. Barbara

    This was insanely DElicious. So simple and yet so amazingly tasty. I used tuna in water because that’s what I had. My husband raved about this dish. Thanks for all you do for my dinner. Lol.

    23 . Dec . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that Barbara!!! Much love 🙂

      23 . Dec . 2021

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