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Renaissance of Tuna Casserole

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound fettuccine

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 3 turns of the pan

4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 small onion, chopped

2 (6-ounce) cans Italian tuna in water or oil, drained

1/2 cup tender sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced, available in small pouches in produce department

1/2 cup dry white wine, a couple of turns of the pan

1/2 cup heavy cream, a couple of turns of the pan

Black pepper

1/2 cup frozen peas, a couple of handfuls

Couple handfuls grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

1 cup fresh basil, about 20 leaves, shredded


  1. Place pasta water on to boil. Salt water then add pasta and cook to al dente.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat a deep skillet over medium heat with extra-virgin olive oil. Saute garlic and onions until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add tuna and sun-dried tomatoes and stir to heat through, another 1 to 2 minutes. Add wine and cook it down a minute then add cream and season sauce with salt and pepper. Toss hot pasta and peas with sauce and cheese. Serve on dinner plates and top with shredded basil.