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Tuna Spaghetti

Tuna Spaghetti is for dinner. This Quick and Easy Tuna Spaghetti Recipe is a creamy delicious bowl of goodness. It will be on your table in 15 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: tuna spaghetti, tuna spaghetti, quick and easy tuna spaghetti
Servings: 4
Calories: 651kcal
Author: Adrianne


Tuna Spaghetti

  • 400 grams egg spaghetti
  • 1 tsp olive oil to cook pasta
  • 200 grams tuna drained
  • 4 cups spinach leaves loosely packed
  • 1 cup heavy dollop cream
  • 1 cup left over pasta water Note 1
  • ½ cup capers
  • ¼ cup parsley to garnish
  • 1 tbsp pepper cracked, black, to garnish
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese to serve


Tuna Spaghetti

  • Fill a medium sized saucepan with water, place the lid on and bring to the boil (NOTE 2)
  • Remove lid and add pasta with olive oil splash
  • Cook spaghetti, using a fork to separate for 8 minutes, until al dente. Remove from pan, drain and keep 1 cup leftover pasta water
  • Add cream and water to the saucepan at a simmer, (NOTE 3) stir to combine.
  • Add tuna, spinach, capers and stir
  • Add spaghetti to the sauce and continue to stir until pasta coats sauce
  • Serve with cracked pepper, parsley and parmesan cheese


  • NOTE 1 tap water can be used instead of the pasta water if preferred 
  • NOTE 2: Having the lid on the saucepan when heating the water will mean it heats much faster. I sometimes also boil the kettle and use that water when I am in a hurry. 
  • NOTE 3: Simmer is a term for a low heat for cooking. The water and cream need to melt in together and not burn, so a low heat is best and will achieve this. 


Calories: 651kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 807mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4060IU | Vitamin C: 14.7mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 3.7mg