Farfalle with Tuna, Lemon and Fennel

This warm, flaked tuna and lemon pasta recipe is ready in 30 minutes.

Farfalle with Tuna, Lemon, and Fennel
Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 6 ounces dried whole grain farfalle (bow-tie) pasta

  • 1 (5 ounce) can solid white tuna (packed in oil)

  • 1 Olive oil

  • 1 cup fennel, thinly sliced (1 medium bulb)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat leaf) parsley

  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel, finely shredded


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt; drain. Return pasta to pan; cover and keep warm. Meanwhile, drain tuna, reserving oil. If necessary, add enough olive oil to measure 3 tablespoons total. Flake tuna; set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan heat the 3 tablespoons of reserved oil over medium heat. Add fennel; cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, crushed red pepper and salt; cook and stir about 1 minute or just until garlic is golden.

  3. Stir in tomatoes. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 to 6 minutes or until mixture starts to thicken. Stir in tuna; simmer, uncovered, about 1 minute more or until tuna is heated through.

  4. Pour tuna mixture over pasta; stir gently to combine. Sprinkle each serving with parsley and lemon peel.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

356 Calories
14g Fat
43g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 17g 33%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Vitamin A 1061IU 21%
Vitamin C 21mg 23%
Folate 11mcg 3%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 62mg 15%
Potassium 226mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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