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Tuna Pasta

Tuna Pasta

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

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 (5 ounces)
  • salt (to taste, optional)
  • 2 Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • pepper (to taste, optional)

Directions

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

Notes

Optional: Add 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese to cooked mixture of pasta and sauce.

Source:

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

Nutrition Information

Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 340
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 171 mg
Carbohydrates 50 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 7 g
Added Sugars included 6 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Calcium 80 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 487 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 340
Total Fat 7 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 19 mg
Carbohydrates 50 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 7 g
Added Sugars included 6 g
Protein 18 g
Minerals
Calcium 80 mg
Potassium 487 mg
Sodium 171 mg
Copper 239 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 55 mg
Phosphorus 195 mg
Selenium 66 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 46 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.4 mg
Vitamin B12 1.1 mcg
Vitamin C 13 mg
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Vitamin E 3 mg
Vitamin K 28 mcg
Folate 180 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.4 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 10 mg
Choline 37 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

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

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