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Quick Tuna Penne

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It can be made so quick and easy that you’ll hardly spend any time in your kitchen. Plus the added bonus is that all the ingredients can be bought well ahead of time and kept in the pantry (thus the name!) waiting for that day for you to make this d’lishes dish quick and easy!
  Whole wheat penne pasta 1⁄2 Pound
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic cloves 8 , chopped
  Capers 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Anchovies 3 , minced
  Kalamata olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Cherry tomatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), quartered
  Basil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Albacore tuna in water 1 Can (10 oz)
  Black pepper To Taste

·1) First cook pasta according to the box (salt in your water is optional).
·2) Heat olive oil in a large pan and sauté garlic. Once garlic is fragrant add capers, anchovies, olives and tomatoes.
·3) Once tomatoes begin to break down (about seven minutes) add cooked penne pasta, basil, tuna and pepper and toss everything together. Plate and enjoy, you’re gonna love this Quickbites!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Kids, Quick
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Penne are a type of pasta originating in Italy. They have a cylindrical shape. The ends are almost always cut diagonally. The name comes from that and is derived from penna, which is Latin for "feather" or Quill.
If you are in a hurry and want to pep up something really quick for your lunch and dinner, then you should try this recipe of Quick Tuna Penne. To prepare this delicious meal you will hardly spend any time in your kitchen. Just stock up the ingredients during the weekend to cook up this easy penne pasta dish in the weekdays. Add your choice of vegetables, if you want and enjoy your meal.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 798 Calories from Fat 269

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46.1%

Saturated Fat 2 g10.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 82.5 mg27.5%

Sodium 960.9 mg40%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.2%

Dietary Fiber 13.5 g53.9%

Sugars 3.9 g

Protein 50 g100.5%

Vitamin A 20.9% Vitamin C 43.1%

Calcium 20.5% Iron 21.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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