Pasta with Tuna and Olives Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta with Tuna and Olives recipe? Learn how to make Pasta with Tuna and Olives using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jhalford

Makes 4 servings



Possible Parmesan, green vegetables. Use chicken instead. Penne, spaghetti pastas o.k.

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta with Tuna and Olives

6 ounce canned tuna
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 cup tomato sauce
2 T fresh parsley
1/4 t red pepper flakes
1/2 c pitted black olives
3/4 pound fusilli

Recipe Directions for Pasta with Tuna and Olives

  1. Begin heating a large pot of water for the pasta. In a large pasta bowl, break up the tuna. Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan or saucepan over medium heat, and add the garlic. Cook, stirring, just until fragrant, and remove from the heat. Add to the tuna. Add the parsley or basil, and mix together.

  2. Add the tomato sauce to the pan, heat through, and then add the red pepper flakes if using. Stir in the olives.

  3. When the water for the pasta comes to a boil, add a generous tablespoon of salt and the pasta. Cook al dente, until firm to the bite, following the cooking instructions on the package but checking the pasta a minute or two before the indicated time. Remove two tablespoons of the cooking water, and mix with the tuna.

  4. When the pasta is al dente, drain and transfer to the bowl with the tuna. Add the tomato sauce with the olives, toss everything together, and serve. Pass the Parmesan at the table.

Categories

Chicken, Fish, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 215.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
475
Calories from Fat
118
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.1g
20%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
490mg
20%
Potassium
362mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
67.8g
23%
Dietary Fiber
4.6g
18%
Sugars
4.6g
Protein
23.4g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 5% Iron 29%
* 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
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in thiamin
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