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recipe image Pasta with Tuna, Rocket and Chilli
  • main
  • easy
  • pasta
  • fish
  • cheese
  • budget
  • lunch
  • dinner
  • pasta

Pasta with Tuna, Rocket and Chilli

When you’re craving carbs, nothing beats a big hearty bowl of pasta. Flakes of tuna add a welcome saltiness and fresh rocket packs a peppered punch. Flora Buttery melts in with finely chopped garlic and chilli flakes to create a light coating that’s not too overpowering. Dig in and look forward to a minimal amount of dishes.

  • Preparation time10 minutes
  • Cooking time10 minutes
  • Servings4 portions
  • DifficultyEasy


  • 300 g pasta (dried fettuccine, spaghetti or linguine is good)
  • 25 g Flora Buttery
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes - or more to taste
  • 2 x 160 g tinned tuna chunks in spring water
  • 1 x 70 g bag of fresh wild baby rocket

Nutritional Guidelines
(per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the pasta and cook according to instructions.
  2. While this is cooking, melt the Flora Buttery in a large sauté pan or frying pan.
  3. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and cook until the garlic is softened.
  4. Throw in the drained tuna and shred it up a bit with a fork.
  5. Just before the pasta is ready, set aside 1 teacup of boiling water.
  6. Drain the pasta and return it to the warm pan over a low heat.
  7. Add the rocket and the tuna mixture to the pasta in the pasta pot.
  8. Toss vigorously (tongs work well here) adding a little of the reserved pasta water to moisten (the rocket will wilt in the heat of the pasta). Serve immediately.