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Red Pesto Tuna Pasta

Red Pesto Tuna Pasta is simply delicious! Not to mention visually appealing. Spaghetti pasta in red pesto sauce with cherry tomatoes and shrimps! Enjoy this pasta dish in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: International, Italian
Keyword: pasta recipe, red tuna pesto pasta recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Mia


  • 300 grams spaghetti pasta
  • 2 bottles (190 grams) red pesto
  • 2 cans (185 grams) tuna drain oil and save for cooking
  • 6 pcs cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • 6 medium shrimps shelled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • water for boiling pasta


  • Heat water in a cooking pot and cook pasta according to packagig instructions or until al dente. Set aside.
  • Heat oil (oil from tuna can) in a cooking pan over medium heat. Cook shrimps until pinkish in color and cooked through then set aside.
  • Using same pan (add more oil if needed), saute onions until translucent then add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Tip-in the halved cherry tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes or until soft and a bit wilted.
  • Add tuna chunks and stir. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Pour-in the red pesto sauce and mix. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, place some pasta on a plate and pour red pesto sauce on top. Sprinkle some cheese and enjoy! Bon Appetit!