Tuna, Courgette and Chilli Pasta

with a crispy toasted breadcrumb topping

two bowls of Tuna courgette and chilli pasta with a slice of lemon
Goal shape
Total time 30 mins
Difficulty Easy
Nutritional value (per portion)
kcal 531
Protein 53 g
Fat 20.5 g
Ingredients …

2 Persons

You will need

200 g Protein Pasta
Protein Pasta
Protein Pasta
Lower carb* pasta that's super yummy
4.99 €
(2.00 €/100 g)
2.5 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp dry breadcrumbs
1 medium courgette, coarsely grated
0.5 lemon, zest finely grated, juiced
0.5 tsp chilli flakes
black pepper, freshly ground
1 (160g) tin tuna, packed in water, drained

Tuna, Courgette and Chilli Pasta

with a crispy toasted breadcrumb topping

By: Izy Hossack
A high-protein tuna courgette and chilli pasta. Made with a quick, grated courgette and chilli sauce which is super easy to whip up and perfect for warmer weather dining. Topped with crispy toasted breadcrumbs for a nice crunch.


  • Cook the protein pasta in a large pot of salted, boiling water until al dente (around 6 minutes). Drain and set aside.
  • To a large frying pan, heat 1/2 tbsp of oil over a high heat. Once hot, add the breadcrumbs and a pinch of salt, stirring to coat. Stir over a high heat until golden and crispy then remove to a bowl and set aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil in the same frying pan over a medium heat. Add the grated courgette and cook, stirring often, until softened - around 5 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and zest, the chilli flakes and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute more then stir in the drained tuna, breaking it up into smaller pieces.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the frying pan and stir to coat. Remove from the heat and divide between two bowls. Top with the toasted breadcrumbs and serve.
  • Enjoy!
If you don't like tuna, try using a different fish like tinned sardines or smoked salmon. You can also swap out the tuna for some cooked, shredded chicken breast if you don't like fish.
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