Tuna Pasta Recipe

Tuna Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Parmesan

Tuna pasta dish made with fresh tomatoes, tuna, basil, and parmesan. Perfect for a fast weeknight meal. Ready in 20 minutes!

Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Katie Moseman


  • Salt
  • 3 cups cavatappi pasta cellentani
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon wine optional
  • 12 oz fresh cherry tomatoes quartered (halved grape tomatoes may be substituted)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 oz fresh basil chopped


  1. Add water to a pot, then add in enough salt to make the water taste like saltwater. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions for al dente pasta.
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet on medium low until bubbling. Add the wine (if using) and whisk together. Let the mixture bubble for a minute or until slightly thickened.
  3. Add the tuna and stir to coat. Toss in the tomatoes and stir to warm, but do not cook further. Remove from heat. Drain the pasta and add the pasta to the skillet. Toss the pasta, tuna, and tomatoes together, then divide into serving bowls.
  4. Top each portion with 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan and equal sprinkles of basil. Serve immediately.