Creamy Tomato Tuna Penne Pasta

Creamy Tomato Tuna Penne Pasta

Chef John 21754

"Believe it or not, cream of tomato soup used as a pasta sauce!"


30 m servings 1269 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1269 kcal
  • 63%
  • Fat:
  • 22.1 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 202.3g
  • 65%
  • Protein:
  • 72.4 g
  • 145%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 3019 mg
  • 121%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine tuna and olive oil, garlic, anchovy paste, oregano, and red pepper flakes in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir and cook for 1 minute once oil begins to sizzle.
  2. Stir in cream of tomato soup and water. Increase heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne, and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until just slightly undercooked, about 11 minutes; drain.
  4. Stir cooked pasta into soup mixture; stir in 2/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and tarragon. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cover and cook for an additional minute.
  6. Garnish with additional Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and red pepper flakes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • May substitute mashed anchovy filets for anchovy paste
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  1. 28 Ratings


My husband and I loved this, but we made some substitutions along the way, mostly because we cannot afford some of the more expensive ingredients. We used a 5 oz. can of tuna in oil, substituted...

I didn't have any soup, so I used homemade chicken stock, a little can of tomato paste and heavy cream with a dash of onion powder. No tarragon, so I used about 1/4 c. fresh basil from the garde...

I have to say I didn't really have high hopes for this, as I am not a huge fish person. But I do like traditional tuna casseroles, and this sounded good and different, so I gave it a go. WOW! ...

Simple and quick to make. I didn't use the Tarragon, but followed the rest of the recipe. Even my husband who when I mentioned can Tuna was like oh I'm not going to like that. He loved it, so di...

Very, very good recipe. Made it according to the directions except for the fact that I could only find tuna in olive oil in 4.5 oz. cans, so I used two. Also, I can't stand not to use all of som...

This is by far my favorite pasta recipe. The boyfriend has been requesting it 3 weekends in a row! I used 2/3 Campbell Tomato soup, and 1/3 Campbell's Orange Harvest Tomato soup, and it came ou...

This was a very good recipe and a nice vegetarian option. I followed other reviewers' suggestions and used basil and marjoram instead of tarragon, since I didn't have any. I also used 1/2tsp s...

this was very good. but i couldn't leave well enough alone as usual. i tossed in some green olives for good measure. also used home made tomato sauce instead of the canned soup, and no tarrag...

This is very tasty, I didn't have fresh garlic or anchovy, or tarragon, so I used garlic powder, and wasabi (don't ask me why) and I used my left over homemade tomato soup. Excellent, nice fla...