Tuna, Sweetcorn and Tomato Pasta

March 25, 2013

It’s the end of the month and at this point I usually start to look for ways to use up the things in my store cupboard. I always tend to buy lots of tins of different things and pasta at the start of a month and these always come in useful. My son actually did a count the other day and asked me why I had fifteen tins of baked beans. I had no answer but I know that in the event of a zombie apocalypse or a major disaster I could probably survive for a while.

Some things that I always have in are tins of tomatoes, tins of tuna and tins of sweetcorn. These come in handy for many different things but as a student I learnt that tuna and sweetcorn pasta was a really nice meal.  Tuna, Sweetcorn and Tomato Pasta is even nicer.
tuna pasta

This is how I make it.

Tuna, Sweetcorn and Tomato Pasta


  • 1 onion
  • about 4 mushrooms, depending on taste
  • 1 small can sweetcorn (150g)
  • 1 can tomatoes (400g)
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tin tuna (185g)
  • 300g penne or other pasta
  • 2 tsp mixed herbs
  • Grated cheese


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water until it is ready.
  2. While it is cooking in another pan warm some oil and add the chopped onion and the mushrooms. Cook till soft.
  3. Add the tin of tomatoes, sweetcorn and tomato purée to the pan and warm though.
  4. Add the tuna  and herbs to the tomato sauce and cook until warm.
  5. Put the cooked pasta into a casserole dish and pour the sauce over the top.
  6. Stir the sauce though the pasta, sprinkle with grated cheese and black pepper and put under a grill until the cheese melts.

Tuna pasta
This is lovely served with salad or vegetables if you prefer. It also makes a very quick and easy meal which is enjoyable. My son loved it and kept demanding more which is always a good sign.


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