Pasta with Tuna, Spinach and Capers

Posted on January 26, 2013 , ,
Kasey Passen, one of the most creative cooks I know, just turned me onto Tonnino Tuna! I am obsessed with trying different pasta recipes with their delicious tuna. This recipe is a hands down favorite with my foodie friends!

  • Prep Time :
    3 min
  • Cook Time :
    3 min
  • Ready Time :
    6 min
  • Servings :


  • 12 oz. Al Dente Pasta
  • 1 can or jar of tuna, packed in oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced fine
  • 10 oz. baby spinach (or more)
  • 3 Tbsp. capers
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 tsp. Coarse kosher salt


Drain oil from tuna into large skillet. Add garlic and heat on low for 2 minutes. Add tuna, spinach, capers and salt to skillet heating gently. In the meantime, cook Al Dente pasta for 3 minutes in a large pot of boiling, salted water. Before draining the pasta, ladle ⅓ cup of cooking water to skillet tossing to wilt the spinach.  Add lemon juice, lemon zest, then parmesan.

Other delicious pastabilities: add olives, fresh tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes. You get the idea!