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Tuna Pasta

Tuna Pasta

31 Ratings
31 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 4 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Loaded with protein-packed tuna, nutritious veggies and fresh cooked pasta, this dish makes a delicious meal.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti (or other pasta)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or canola oil)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped broccoli (or zucchini)
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato-based pasta sauce
  • 1 can tuna, drained (6.5 ounces, packed in water)
  • salt (to taste, optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (2 Tablespoons, optional)
  • black pepper (to taste, optional)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package; drain.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet or pan over medium heat. Add onion and broccoli (or zucchini). Cook until softened.
  4. Stir in tomato-based pasta sauce. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes.
  5. Add drained tuna into the sauce mixture. Stir just enough to heat the tuna.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste (optional). Add cooked spaghetti to the sauce. Stir the pasta and sauce mixture until mixed together uniformly.
  7. Optional: Add 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese to cooked mixture of pasta and sauce.
  8. Serve hot.

Notes

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Source:

Eating Smart, Being Active
Colorado State University and University of California at Davis

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 336
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Sodium 137 mg
Carbohydrates 51 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 7 g
Added Sugars included 6 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Calcium 53 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 506 mg

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Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 336
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.3 g
Omega 3 - EPA 12 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 82 mg
Cholesterol 17 mg
Carbohydrates 51 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 7 g
Added Sugars included 6 g
Protein 18 g
Minerals
Calcium 53 mg
Potassium 506 mg
Sodium 137 mg
Copper 244 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 55 mg
Phosphorus 181 mg
Selenium 66 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 41 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg
Vitamin B12 1.1 mg
Vitamin C 14 mg
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Vitamin E 3 mg
Vitamin K 28 mcg
Folate 182 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.4 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 10 mg
Choline 37 mg

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MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 3/4 cups
Grains 2 ounces
Protein Foods 1 1/2 ounces

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