Italian Penne with Tuna


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!

Italian Penne with Tuna
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 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


  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 Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
11g Fat
41g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Vitamin A 4253IU 85%
Vitamin C 24mg 27%
Folate 130mcg 33%
Sodium 422mg 18%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 6mg 31%
Magnesium 117mg 28%
Potassium 288mg 6%

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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