One-Pot Pasta with Tuna

One-Pot Pasta with Tuna

5 Reviews
From:, January 2018

Use the one-pot pasta cooking method to make this tuna pasta recipe that calls for just 5 ingredients and is ready in just over half an hour. For extra crunch and a tuna noodle casserole feel, sprinkle this speedy pasta dish with toasted whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3¼ cups water
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  • ½ cup Castelvetrano olives, cut away from the pit
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest, plus juice of half a lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 (5 ounce) cans unsalted tuna, drained and flaked
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Combine water, spaghetti, olives, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large deep skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to maintain a lively simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the water is absorbed and the pasta is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in tuna, dill and oil.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: Generous 1 cup
  • Per serving: 382 calories; 15 g fat(1 g sat); 6 g fiber; 42 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 44 mcg folate; 26 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 75 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 66 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 667 mg sodium; 387 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Iron (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 2½ fat, 2½ starch, 2 lean protein

Reviews 5

April 07, 2019
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By: Jen
My kids loved this dish! Like a fancy tuna casserole! Make sure you use the Castelvetrano olives, they make the dish! Double to have leftovers to take fo lunch!
February 27, 2019
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By: carolanderson8181
I love this dish! Easy to make and different. I thought the olives would be hard to find, but they were in with the regular ole' olives! I double the amount of the olives in the recipe because they're so good and cut the them in fourths so there's more bites of olive in each bite! I like to substitute vegetable broth for the water for more flavor, and I like to add some chopped green onions when I plate the dish.
August 22, 2018
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By: Mina1130
Made this last night for dinner and it was so simple and tasty! Will definitely make again. Next time will probably try salmon in it.
March 17, 2018
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Yum!!! I love everyone of the ingredients! Hummm.... dinner tomorrow!! Oh..I have no tuna, but I do have salmon! Than You for sharing!raf
February 06, 2018
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By: RiddleySchirm
One-pot pasta is one of my favorite weeknight meals. And I love that this had added protein!
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