Pasta with Tuna and Capers

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Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews
Pasta with Tuna and Capers
Pasta with Tuna and Capers


Mealthy Tip

If gluten is a concern, try brown rice pasta in place of the penne, as it will likely hold together best when cooked al dente. Use olive oil-packed tuna for the best flavor. Don't be afraid to experiment—this pasta would also be delicious with other types of canned fish, such as salmon or sardines, or shredded rotisserie chicken. If you don't have capers, use chopped olives instead!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 406 calories; 12g fat; 43.4g carbohydrates; 30g protein; 41mg cholesterol; 833mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 406 Calories from Fat112
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 19%
Saturated Fat2g 12%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat6.3g
Monounsaturated Fat2.4g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 833mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 43.4g 14%
Dietary Fiber5g 21%
Protein 30g
Vitamin A46% Vitamin C64%
Calcium9% Iron18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Randall Hauk says:

I have had little luck pairing fish with tomatoes beyond topping a fillet with a small amount of fresh diced tomato. This was no exception. I enjoyed the capers, but the tuna and the tomatoes simply did not work well together for me. Maybe I'll try citrus instead, because everything else seemed to be in the right places.

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Jessica Scott says:

This was a simple pasta. My husband especially liked it. I added extra tuna, and it was pretty good. We skipped the capers, but other than that kept the recipe the same.

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Jeremy Hughes says:

Tuna is a great alternative to chicken and other types of fish, especially when paired with pasta. I really liked this recipe and loved the saltiness from the capers. We used brown rice pasta too. Great for my gf wife.

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Jenny J says:

Instead of tuna, I did flaky grilled fish and shredded it. Also, lots and lots of shredded parm on top.

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Anthony Cohen says:

I made this pasta with salmon instead of tuna. Loved the salty capers, too. I didn't even need to add table salt, just pepper. Next time I will use spiralized zucchini instead.