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    Creamy Tuna and Basil Penne

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    25 mins

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    katew's Note:

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

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 06, 2014

      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

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    • on July 22, 2009


      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.

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    • on July 05, 2009


      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 :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Tuna and Basil Penne

    Serving Size: 1 (431 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 743.9
    Calories from Fat 248
    Total Fat 27.5 g
    Saturated Fat 10.9 g
    Cholesterol 68.8 mg
    Sodium 1035.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 83.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 11.4 g
    Sugars 11.4 g
    Protein 42.4 g

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