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Pesto Pasta with Tuna and Mushrooms
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5 from 5 votes

Pesto Pasta with Tuna

This Pesto Tuna Pasta is so simple yet so tasty! It is one great way to use canned tuna and turn it into a delectable meal in no time at all.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: pesto pasta, pesto pasta with tuna
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 466kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 14 oz dry spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 big onion - sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 cans (7oz) tuna in oil - or 1 12 oz can
  • 1 can (425g) mushroom - drained
  • 1 cup basil pesto sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • salt
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese


  • Cook spaghetti noodles as per package instruction just until al dente. Drain water and set aside. 
    Pesto Pasta Recipe Step 1
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Saute onion and garlic until translucent and aromatic.
    Pesto Pasta Recipe Step 2
  • Pour in canned tuna including the oil. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 2 minutes.
    Pesto Pasta Recipe Step 3
  • Add basil pesto sauce and season with salt and ground pepper as needed. Cook for another minute and turn the heat off.
    Pesto Pasta Recipe Step 4
  • Add cooked pasta into the skillet and toss until noodle strands are completely covered with pesto sauce. 
    Pesto Pasta Recipe Step 5
  • Sprinkle with shredded parmesan and serve.


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1.1mg