Awesome Tuna Helper Recipe

Looking for an easy Awesome Tuna Helper recipe? Learn how to make Awesome Tuna Helper using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jaminv

Makes 6 servings



This is a lower calorie, reduced sodium version of Tuna Helper. It also has more fiber because of the whole wheat pasta. For further reduced calories, you could use skim milk or skim the butter. A serving is actually quite large, and very filling. The packet of alfredo sauce mix I used actually had less saturated far, cholesterol and sodium than the one listed. It amounts to 0.6g less saturated fat per serving (3.0g total), marginally less cholestrol, and 65g less sodium (386g total); also 0.6g less fat (8.9g fat). Removing the butter would probably also drop those quantities significantly.

Recipe Ingredients for Awesome Tuna Helper

45 g Alfredo Sauce Mix (1 package)
215 g Spaghetti, Whole Wheat (a little more than half a box)
1/2 lb. Green Peas, Frozen
2 cans tuna
1 tbsp. Butter
1 3/4 cup 1% Milk

Recipe Directions for Awesome Tuna Helper

  1. Boil spagetti until soft, add peas about half-way through cooking.

  2. Prepare alfredo mix according to directions, leave simmering until pasta completes.

  3. Drain pasta and add sauce. Add drained tuna.

  4. Allow to sit about 5 minutes while sauce thickens.

Categories

Pasta, Seafood, Main Dish, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 214.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
322
Calories from Fat
87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.7g
15%
Saturated Fat
3.6g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Sodium
451mg
19%
Potassium
461mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
32.2g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
25.4g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 10% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
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