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My Homemade Tuna Pesto Chili Pasta Recipe

Updated on May 7, 2012

At first I was hesitant of substituting canned tuna flakes instead of meat but it turns out perfect than I expected. The flavour of hot and spicy tuna blends well on the pesto sauce. It is a quick cooking which takes less than ten minutes to cook and needs also little time for preparation.

Here's how to make:

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  1. Cook pasta in a boiling water added with salt and 1 tablespoon oil for 10 minutes or until done. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté garlic and onions. Add tuna flakes, mushrooms and tomatoes. Cooked for a minute or two.
  3. Add pesto sauce, cooked pasta and sliced green bell pepper. Mix well and cooked few minutes.
  4. Spread cream cheese and serve.


1 can tuna flakes (hot & spicy), drained

1/4 cup pesto classic

150 grams pasta, cooked and drained

5 cloves garlic, chopped

1 medium red onion, chopped

1 pc tomato, sliced seeds removed

1 small green bell pepper, sliced

1 small can whole mushrooms (canned or fresh cut into quarters)

1-2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp cream cheese (or as desired)

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    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I made some homemade pesto recently. Will have to try combining it with some tuna and pasta as you have done. Sounds good! Thanks for the idea and recipe.

    • desertlab profile image

      desertlab 6 years ago

      Thanks Thelma..I'm sure you gonna love it..

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 6 years ago from Germany

      Yummy!!! I would like to try this one. Thanks for sharing.