15 Minute Tuna Pasta with Pangrattato

Tuna Spaghetti Topped with Crunchy Pangrattato
Tuna Spaghetti Topped with Crunchy Pangrattato
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400 g Spaghetti
200 g Canned tuna drained
50 g Capers
50 g Olives green, sliced
1 Lemon juiced
50 g Parmesan cheese grated
15 g Parsley chopped
1 tbsp Olive oil
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
For the Pangrattato
2 tbsp Olive oil
100 g Breadcrumbs
1 tsp Chili flakes
2 cloves Garlic minced
10 g Parsley chopped
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste

Nutritional information

  • For the Pangrattato

15 Minute Tuna Pasta with Pangrattato


What is 15 Minute Tuna Pasta with Pangrattato? Well, I am going to start out by saying, if your older kids are starting to show interest in cooking and making their own dinners, then this recipe is a great one to start with. Quick to make is always the goal here! Tuna spaghetti with capers, green olives, some lemon juice, Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley and topped with pangrattato which is a crispy, spicy, garlic-y breadcrumb that adds a crunchy texture to this dish.

To make 15 Minute Tuna Pasta with Pangrattato, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for 15 Minute Tuna Pasta with Pangrattato

Steps to make 15 Minute Tuna Pasta with Pangrattato


Cook spaghetti


In a large saucepan of boiling water, cook 1 package of spaghetti according to packet instructions. Reserve ½ cup of pasta cooking water then drain and set aside.


Combine tuna mix


In a large bowl, combine 200 g of canned tuna, 50 g of capers, 50 g of green olives, the juice from 1 lemon, 50 g of grated Parmesan cheese and 15 g of freshly chopped parsley and mix well.


Prepare pangrattato


In a frying pan over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add 100 g of fresh breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon of chili flakes and a large pinch of salt. Sauté for 5 minutes.


Add garlic


Add 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook for one more minute until fragrant.


Add parsley


Remove from the heat and add 10g of freshly chopped parsley. Stir to mix through.


Combine pasta and tuna mixture


Add tuna mixture to the cooked pasta along with the reserved ½ cup of cooking water and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss everything to coat well in the sauce and fillings.



Serve your tuna spaghetti with homemade Pangrattato sprinkled over the top.

This 15 Minute Tuna Pasta with Pangrattato is packed with spice and flavor and no one would ever guess that it took just 15 minutes to prepare. It’s like a child's play! Let us know how your homemade dishes turn out and use our hashtag #cookmerecipes online to reach out to us!

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Total Reviews: 15
Mara Platfoot

I did not like the tuna in this dish so I ended up taking it out, I'll be sticking to the Cajun chicken pasta instead.

Priya Lomedico

I love this almost as much as I loved the pasta puttanesca!

Samiyah Blossman

Simple to make for sure but 15 minutes was no where near enough for me, I had to let the pasta cook for atleast 30 so giving it 4 stars for incorrect timing on my end, food was edible though.

Mayah Onusko

Amazing tuna pasta recipe, I loved every bite of this, not only was it super easy to make but I had some leftovers which tasted just as good even after a day of sitting in the fridge!

Karissa Gilford

Perfect recipe for anyone who is a fan of tuna, I hate a lot of tuna dishes but this one really got my attention, it tasted heavenly.

Nathalie Kaczkowski

When I made this for family fun night, everyone was groaning about having to eat tuna since no one likes it but once they took a bite of this masterpiece they never asked for anything other than more!

Maryam Tennesen

Nice, good recipe recommend it because it's easy to follow, thanks.

Yaretzy Wig

Would it be weird to say that I added some sundried tomatoes to this? It was really delicious.

Silvia Vazques

Delightful plate for dinner and the tuna went so well with the rest of the ingridents, really love this pangrattato pasta recipe.

Janice Matherly

Super great dish for family dinner, my husband enjoyed it and the kids finished and even licked their plates, wonderful meal and I highly recommend it.


Shared the recipe with a few of my co-workers and now eachtime they make it they always bring me leftovers! Can never get enough tuna after all.

Anneliese Feigelson

Wow, this was really delightful, the tuna and lemon together make this have a zesty taste and with the breadcrumbs it makes the pasta absolutely perfect since there is a bit of a crunch.

Elianna Gehlen

Thanks for sharing this amazingly well flavoured recipe with us, I honestly can't get enough of this.

Raquel Strittmater

Fell in love with this instantly, everything about this pasta makes your stomach smile back at you.


Easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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