Tuna-Zucchini Pasta


The sauce for this pasta recipe comes together quickly in one skillet while your spaghetti noodles cook on the next burner. Zucchini, fragrant basil, fresh tomato, and canned tuna combine to make a sensational topping for the whole-grain spaghetti in this 30-minute meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 cups
Nutrition Profile:


  • 6 ounces whole-grain spaghetti

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced crosswise (2 1/2 cups)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil or parsley, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 (2.6 ounce) pouches chunk light tuna in water

  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped (1/3 cup)

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and cook for about 3 minutes or until just tender. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Add the pasta, 2 tablespoons of the basil (or parsley), salt, and pepper. Heat through.

  3. Top with tuna, and sprinkle with chopped tomato, Parmesan, and the remaining 2 tablespoons basil (or parsley).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
10g Fat
34g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g 38%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Vitamin A 511IU 10%
Vitamin C 21mg 23%
Folate 28mcg 7%
Sodium 419mg 18%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 23mg 6%
Potassium 394mg 8%

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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