Pasta with Tuna, Spinach and Capers

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 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 4


  • 6-8 oz Al Dente Pasta
  • 1 jar or can tuna packed in oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 oz baby spinach (or more)
  • 3 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • 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!

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