Penne with Tuna and Sundried Tomatoes

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 6 ounces penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 six ounce can tuna, drained and broken up with your fingers
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes (if yours are whole, the easiest way to do this is to snip them with a kitchen shears)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions (make sure you salt the water! It’s SO much better that way!) and reserve 1/2 cup pasta water when you drain it.
  2. Add oil, garlic and red pepper to skillet and heat over medium-high for about one minute. Add tuna, 1/4 cup cheese, and tomatoes and cook, stirring regularly, for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add pasta, parsley and reserved pasta water and toss until everything is combined. Divide among plates, sprinkle with reserved cheese and serve with lemon wedges.