Use the one-pot pasta cooking method to make this tuna pasta recipe that calls for just 5 ingredients and is ready in just over half an hour. For extra crunch and a tuna noodle casserole feel, sprinkle this speedy pasta dish with toasted whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs.

Joy Howard
Source:, January 2018


Recipe Summary

35 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, spaghetti, olives, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large deep skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the water is absorbed and the pasta is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in tuna, dill and oil.


Nutrition Facts

382 calories; protein 21.7g; carbohydrates 42.2g; dietary fiber 6.5g; sugars 1.7g; fat 15g; saturated fat 1.4g; cholesterol 25.5mg; vitamin a iu 74.9IU; vitamin c 3.1mg; folate 43.5mcg; calcium 66.5mg; iron 3.8mg; magnesium 91.9mg; potassium 387.4mg; sodium 666.7mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

Reviews (7)

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
Yum!!! I love everyone of the ingredients! Hummm.... dinner tomorrow!! Oh..I have no tuna but I do have salmon! Than You for sharing!raf Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My kids loved this dish! Like a fancy tuna casserole! Make sure you use the Castelvetrano olives they make the dish! Double to have leftovers to take fo lunch! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Made this last night for dinner and it was so simple and tasty! Will definitely make again. Next time will probably try salmon in it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
One-pot pasta is one of my favorite weeknight meals. And I love that this had added protein! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! Used fettuccine prefer it to spaghetti enriched not whole-wheat all our little store had. Not an olive fan but really nice in this. Worth looking for our Safeway stocks them in a VERY small town! Not hugely generous for four if you are greedy! Make sure you mix the tuna in well or it falls to the bottom. Would also bring the broth (yes use veg broth if you have it) to the boil before putting in the pasta which can stick together Definitely on The List! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this dish! Easy to make and different. I thought the olives would be hard to find but they were in with the regular ole' olives! I double the amount of the olives in the recipe because they're so good and cut the them in fourths so there's more bites of olive in each bite! I like to substitute vegetable broth for the water for more flavor and I like to add some chopped green onions when I plate the dish. Read More