Creamy Tuna and Basil Penne

Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

A fast mid week meal adapted from a 2007 edition of Super Food Ideas

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  1. Cook pasta according to packet directions.
  2. Drain pasta and return to pot.
  3. Add sauce, tuna, cream, spinach and basil.
  4. Cook about 5 minutes till heated through and spinach is wilted.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve topped with parmesan.
Most Helpful

I did grilled fresh tuna w/ garlic and parmesean marinade , then cooked the penne added some sauté onions and topped with a regular spaghetti sauce dried basil parsley r great on top

4 5

The recipe is fast and easy to make. I used Marinara Sauce / Spaghetti Sauce Via Bari, Italy for the pasta sauce. The basil leaves were a little large and were cut chiffonade. The tuna was water packed. This recipe makes very generous servings and actually half a recipe made 3 good servings served with a side salad. Made for Aussie Swap.

5 5

Fast and very easy to make. To make a lower fat version I used light evaporated milk and it turned out just as good as using real cream :) Into my 'keepers' file for this one :)