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Tuna Zucchini Elbow Pasta

Rated as 4.34 out of 5 Stars
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"This simple pasta dish with tuna and zucchini is incredibly delicious and so easy! It's not fancy, it's just dinner."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 544
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir zucchini, salt, Italian herbs, and red pepper flakes into garlic oil; cook and stir until zucchini begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Mix in marinara sauce and water and bring sauce to a boil.
  2. Gently mix tuna into sauce. Simmer until zucchini are almost tender, 7 to 10 more minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; stir in elbow macaroni. Cook until still firm, about 7 minutes. Drain well.
  4. Mix elbow macaroni into tuna sauce until thoroughly combined. Taste for salt levels and adjust if necessary. Turn off heat, cover pan, and let pasta and sauce stand for exactly 6 minutes and 15 seconds. Pasta will soak up the sauce and become more tender.
  5. Serve in bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 544 calories; 8.2 85.3 33.1 23 1001 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I loved this recipe! I used 12 oz. of tuna from a can (drained) instead of a 7-oz. packet. I also added a can of Italian stewed diced tomatoes because my marinara sauce can was 24 oz., not 28 oz...

Most helpful critical review

Not incredibly exciting, but a solid, very easy weeknight meal that was a success with my whole family.

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I loved this recipe! I used 12 oz. of tuna from a can (drained) instead of a 7-oz. packet. I also added a can of Italian stewed diced tomatoes because my marinara sauce can was 24 oz., not 28 oz...

It was good, nothing fabulous. But it was about as good as I could expect canned tuna to taste in a main course meal. I was afraid the fishy taste would overtake the flavor of the recipe but i...

I made this using a rotisserie chicken instead of tuna, and it was delicious. I’m sure it’s just as goo with tuna. Use what you have. It’s good and easy. Thanks Chef

I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of marinara sauce and seasoned it with korma curry paste. Also instead of tuna I used smoked tofu. There are so many different fun ways to change up simple...

Simple and delicious recipe! I added half a diced white onion and 2 handfuls of spinach.

This was a very good everyday dish. I froze several serving and took it for lunch.

Not incredibly exciting, but a solid, very easy weeknight meal that was a success with my whole family.

I made this for my kids and I when my non-tuna loving husband was away on business. I was skeptical, because although my kids and I like tuna, I remember not really being a fan of tuna casserol...

I must admit this was the first Chef John recipe I have made that did not "wow" me. It was okay, but I really was not able to taste the tuna at all. For me I think a full pound of pasta was too...