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Bow Tie Pasta with Tomato Tuna Sauce


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50 m servings 345 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.1g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 18.7 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 1472 mg
  • 59%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the pasta and boil until cooked through, but still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Toast bread crumbs in oil, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; stir in lemon zest. Remove seasoned bread crumbs from skillet and drain on paper towels.
  4. Place the skillet back over medium heat. Add the beans, and mash. Stir in the tuna, tomato sauce, and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Toss sauce with prepared pasta; place in prepared baking dish. Top with the toasted bread crumbs and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese melts, about 10 minutes.

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This was really dry and as the recipe did not specify what kind of beans (I used pinto) I ended up with a funky tangy taste... It wasn't an awful recipe but it wasn't great either... sorry!

I like the concept but changed it up quite a bit just based on what I had and the reviews - my husband and I loved it. I used about 8 oz or so of shells (I cooked at 13.5 oz box but didn't need...

I'm sorry but I did not care for this recipe. The bread crumbs gave this dish a terrible taste.

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