Penne with courgettes and tuna


A tasty dish of Penne with courgettes and tuna is the latest proposal from our friend Roberta. Roberta has practically become the Italian consul for our cookery blog. She’s sent in a whole range of dishes with the flavour and tradition of Italy that are so popular in this country. Don’t give tonight’s dinner another thought – this sophisticated dish is perfect! All it has are a few really simple ingredients, but lovingly prepared to create a mouth-watering meal. Try it with your favourite pasta and tell us how it turns out!


  •  320 gr Penne (or any other type of pasta)
  • 160 gr Conservas Serrats white tuna
  • 3 courgettes
  • 1 tender spring onion
  • 4 parsley sprigs
  • Chilli to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  • Chop the spring onion very finely and the courgettes into small pieces. Pour half a glass of oil into a frying pan and add the spring onion and courgettes.
  • Cook for a few minutes, adding a little water if necessary. Be careful not to overcook, as the courgettes will disintegrate.
  • Drain all the oil from the tuna, mix with spring onions and courgettes, and remove from heat. In the meantime, boil a pan of water and cook the pasta.
  • When the pasta is ready, drain and add it to the frying pan with the courgettes and tuna.
  • Add the finely chopped parsley and chilli to taste. Mix well and serve.

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