The Quickest 10 Minute Tuna Pasta

When you’re in the mood for a quick and delicious protein packed meal-try this 10 minute tuna pasta! It’s packed with flavor, super quick and easy to make, and absolutely delicious.

Quick Cheesy Tuna Pasta

Today I was craving pasta for lunch buuuuuut I didn’t have any meat defrosted! It’s really important for all my meals to be balanced and have protein to keep me full longer, so I decided to use tuna.

Now you might think that this would be fishy-but it’s not! Not at all! Frying the tuna takes away all fishy taste and leaves just a wonderful chewy texture.

Start the same way most delicious dishes start-by melting butter in a pan. Then add diced onions and minced garlic and sauté for a few minutes in the melted butter. In these kind of dishes I love for the onions to be sweet and caramelized but still have a bite to it-so only five minutes of cooking here.

Cook Onions and Garlic in Butter

In the meantime boil a large pan of water for pasta. Yes, I said pan. This means using less water which means faster boil time! Once the water comes up to a boil, add angel hair pasta and cook for five minutes. I chose angel hair because it’s the quickest cooking pasta. Seriously, what other pasta cooks in just five minutes?!

Angel Hair Pasta Cooks in 5 Minutes!

Now to your sauce pan (literally, the pan that you’re making sauce in) add a drained can of tuna and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add a chicken bouillon cube, tomato paste, and season with black pepper. Don’t add salt! The chicken bouillon is very salty, I would taste for salt at the end and add if needed.

Add Tuna and Seasonings Before Pasta

Finish up by adding cooked pasta to the sauce pan along with a splash of pasta water, heavy cream, and a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese. Take off the heat once the cheese melts and serve with fresh parsley.

Cheesy Savory Tuna Pasta


  • 4 oz angel hair pasta
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 can tuna in oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup pasta water
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Parsley to garnish


1. Boil a pan or pot of water and cook angel hair pasta according to directions

2. Heat a separate pan over medium high heat and melt butter. Add onions and garlic and sauté for five minutes

3. Add drained tuna can and fry for 2-3 minutes

4. Add tomato paste and toast it in the pan. Then add a chicken bouillon cube and black pepper

5. Add cooked pasta and 1/2 cup pasta water. Then finish with heavy cream, mozzarella cheese, and a sprinkling of parsley

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