Tuna Balls and Pasta

It’s World Tuna Day so why not celebrate it with this simple and delicious recipe for the whole family.



Large can of tuna in oil

80g of breadcrumbs

45g of grated cheddar cheese

1 large egg, beaten

2 tbsp of olive oil

Pasta shapes of your choice

1 small can of sweetcorn

Handful of frozen peas



  • Put the tuna and its oil into a large bowl and mix in the breadcrumbs and grated cheese. Add the beaten egg and then season with a pinch of salt and stir again until everything is well mixed.
  • Using your hands, roll the mixture into twelve small balls, then chill until you’re ready to cook.
  • Cook the pasta according to packet instructions and add the peas for the last couple of minutes. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and fry the balls for ten minutes, until they’re golden brown. Remove from the pan and pat dry any remaining moisture with kitchen paper and keep warm.
  • Drain the pasta, return to the pan and add the corn. Heat gently for a minute and stir continuously, until heated through. Serve up on a plate with the tuna balls and dig in!

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