Try These Three Ingredients to Boost Your Tuna Mayo Pasta

Tuna pasta
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Tuna mayo pasta is one of the most delicious and comforting pasta recipes you can encounter. Here are three extra ingredients that you can combine in any way you like to add a big boost to your dish.


  • 1 tin of tuna
  • 8 ounces fusilli
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups of Cheddar
  • A large handful of green olives (optional)
  • 1 tin of sweetcorn (optional)
  • 3 scallions (optional)


  1. Bring a pan of heavily salted water to the boil and add your fusilli. Cook until al dente and drain.
  2. In a bowl, mix up your mayonnaise and tuna. Add to your drained pasta and add olive oil for flavor and to stop it sticking too much.
  3. Grate your cheddar into your pasta and mix in.
  4. At this point, you can add any combination of your ‘extra’ ingredients. The saltiness of the olives and the sweetness of the sweetcorn complement each other very well, and the texture of raw scallions adds a nice crunch to your dish. Salt to taste and it is ready to serve!