Pesto Pasta Tuna Recipe | Easy, Healthy, Delicious

This tuna pesto pasta recipe is healthy and easy, great for meal prep options under 400 calories! It's a delicious, filling and quick tuna pesto pasta lunch recipe.

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With these colourful healthy ingredients you can make a quick and tasty pesto pasta tuna recipe for lunch.

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Sauté your vegetables until only just tender but still with some crunch - I used spring onions and bell peppers but you can add / sub with onion and garlic.

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Drain your pasta, reserving 2 tablespoons of the cooking water. Stir the pasta, pesto and reserved water into the vegetables.

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Gently fold in the tuna so it doesn't break up too much, keeping the chunks.

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Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and grated parmesan or cheddar cheese if using, and serve hot.

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This pesto pasta tuna recipe will happily keep for up to 3 days in the fridge so it's ideal if you like to meal prep! Store in covered containers in the fridge without the extra cheese on top.

You can reheat this easily in a microwave.

pesto pasta tuna recipe

The calories are 495 kcal if you divide this into 3 meals.

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Tuna Pesto Pasta Recipe with Vegetables

Recipe Category: Main Meal, Meal Prep

Recipe Cuisine: Italian

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Servings: 4

Calories: 371

Rating: 5 from 1 votes


  • 200g Uncooked Pasta
  • 75g Spring Onions
  • 2 Bell Peppers (240g)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tins Tuna (200g drained)
  • 70g Pesto
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Boil pasta according to instructions
  • Meanwhile, sauté spring onions and peppers in olive oil until lightly charred but still firm
  • Reserve the pasta water, stir in the pasta, pesto and 2 tbsp of the pasta water, add the tuna and season to taste

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