Rating: 4.5 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This simple pasta dish with tuna and zucchini is incredibly delicious and so easy! It's not fancy, it's just dinner.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Gently mix tuna into sauce. Simmer until zucchini are almost tender, 7 to 10 more minutes.

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; stir in elbow macaroni. Cook until still firm, about 7 minutes. Drain well.

  • 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.

  • Serve in bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

544 calories; protein 33.1g; carbohydrates 85.3g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 22.8mg; sodium 1000.7mg. Full Nutrition
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