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Tuna Pesto Pasta

Tuna and Olive Pesto Pasta is perfect if you’re craving fast flavor. Just toss together store-bought pesto, tuna, and olives et voila!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: American, International
Keyword: olives, pasta, pesto, tuna
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Mia


  • 500 grams pasta of choice cooked according to package
  • 2 cans 280 grams oil-packed tuna drained, store bought
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 390 grams 2x180g bottled pesto sauce store bought
  • ¼ cup brined green olives drained
  • ¼ cup parmigiano cheese grated
  • salt and pepper seasoning
  • 3 tbsp saved oil from canned tuna


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain the water using a colander and set aside
  • Heat 3 tbsp of saved oil from canned tuna in a cooking pot over medium heat. Saute garlic until fragrant. Add tuna and cook for 2 minutes then add pesto and mix. Let simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Tip in cooked pasta into the pesto and mix until pasta is coated with sauce. Season with salt and pepper according to preference. let simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add green olives and parmigiano and serve. Bon Appetit!