Googie’s Kitchen Presents Jamie Tuna Pasta

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During the week, I love nothing more than a quick and simple dinner. This recipe is one of those quick meals in minutes. It’s an old recipe we’ve had for a long time but it’s definitely still a favourite. My husband Howard, son Ted and I will eat this meal so it’s one I serve quite a lot. I have written about this recipe in my blog before. Please see below for the details. However, I haven’t made a video about the meal for my YouTube channel Googie’s Kitchen. So I thought I would share it with you today. Please click on the link below the picture for more details.

Click Jamie’s Tuna Pasta on my YouTube channel Googie’s Kitchen

Serves 4

Equipment needed

  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Frying pan
  • Stirring spoon
  • Zester
  • Juicer or fork
  • Cheese grater
  • Bowls x 2


  • Tuna Steaks x 500g
  • Chopped tomatoes x 2 400g tins
  • Onion x 1 large
  • Basil x 1 large handful
  • Lemon x 1 (juice and zest)
  • Cinnamon x 1 tsp
  • Parmesan cheese or strong cheddar x 80g (optional)
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Spinach x 200g
  • Brown rice pasta or wholemeal pasta x 300g


  • Start by chopping the onion into slices
  • Next remove the basil leaves from the stalk and set the leaves aside
  • Chop the basil stalk into small pieces
  • Heat the frying pan on a medium to high heat and add the olive oil.
  • When the pan is hot enough add the basil stalk and cinnamon.
  • Fry for 2 – 3 mins.
  • Add the onion to the pan and move around until the onion is translucent.
  • Then add the tomatoes, bring to the boil and leave to simmer for a good 10 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta and drain.
  • Set to one side.
  • Cut the tuna into chunks.
  • Once the ten minutes is finished add the tuna to the sauce.
  • Turn the heat up slighty.
  • Break up the chunks with the stirring spoon as the fish gently cooks.
  • When the tuna has cooked through add in the spinach and basil leaves.
  • Let them wilt down into the sauce.
  • While that’s wilting down grate the lemon to get the zest and the cut it in half and juice it into the bowl.
  • Also grate the cheese into the other bowl as well.
  • Add the lemon and the zest and if required the cheese.
  • Finally add the pasta to the sauce.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Jamie Tuna Pasta is a great meal in this house and everyone loves it including my son Ted. He thankfully is a lover of fish and touch wood, isn’t afraid to try it. We normally have this meal with brown rice pasta which we buy in bulk from Amazon. Although, if you are not gluten intolerant I would suggest trying it with wholemeal pasta which is just as lovely. However you decide to eat this dish, as always please enjoy.