ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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:

Cast your vote for this recipe


  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)

Sacla Pesto Alla Genovese - 6.7 Ounces
Sacla Pesto Alla Genovese - 6.7 Ounces

An aromatic sauce of freshly picked basil, Italian cheese and crushed pine kernels.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

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

    • desertlab profile image

      desertlab 5 years ago

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

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 5 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.

    Click to Rate This Article