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Tasty tuna and sweetcorn pasta recipe

On the table in 30 minutes, this is a quick and simple recipe that will boost your 5 A Day intake and also includes a portion of fish – a great source of protein.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Serves 4

Nutritional information

Per serving (1/4 recipe):

  • 1,774kJ / 406kcals
  • 31g protein
  • 3.6g fat of which 0.75g saturates
  • 64g carbohydrate of which 10g sugars
  • 9g fibre
  • 0.5g salt


  • 300g wholemeal pasta shapes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed or finely chopped
  • 400g chopped tomatoes (1 tin, or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato purée
  • 150g sweetcorn (fresh, or tinned and drained)
  • 2 teaspoons dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tins tuna in water, drained and flaked


  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook gently until soft, about 4-5 minutes.

  3. Add the tomatoes, purée, sweetcorn and mixed herbs, and cook for another 5 minutes.

  4. A ccouple of minutes before serving, add the tuna and stir through gently.


    Fresh herbs add a delicious flavour, so try adding a few torn-up basil leaves or some chopped fresh parsley.

  5. When the pasta is cooked, drain well and serve with the tuna and sweetcorn sauce.


    This recipe can be served cold as a salad, making it perfect for packed lunches.