Italian Penne with Tuna

Italian Penne with Tuna

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Need a quick pasta dish that's flavorful and colorful? This penne pasta dinner-for-two combines leeks, baby spinach, tuna and sun-dried tomatoes—and it's ready in just 20 minutes!

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 3 ounces dried multi-grain high-protein penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced leeks (white parts only)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 2.6-ounce pouch albacore tuna in water, broken into large chunks
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-calorie Italian salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons dried tomatoes (not oil-packed), snipped
  • Cracked black pepper


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  1. In a large saucepan cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return to saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 10-inch skillet heat oil over medium-low. Add leeks and garlic; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat. Add spinach; stir until slightly wilted.
  3. Stir spinach mixture into pasta. Stir in tuna, Italian dressing and dried tomatoes. If desired, sprinkle with cracked black pepper.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 305 calories; 11 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 41 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 130 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 4,253 IU vitamin A; 24 mg vitamin C; 82 mg calcium; 6 mg iron; 422 mg sodium; 288 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (85% daily value), Vitamin C (40% dv), Iron (33% dv), Folate (32% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1½ fat, 1 lean protein

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