This family invention is a favorite. It's quick, easy and only requires three core ingredients. The entire family loves this meal and always come running when they know this is being served. Serve with broccoli or fresh salad and garlic bread on side.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
16 mins
total:
26 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain pasta; return to pot.

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  • Place tuna in a skillet over low heat; season with onion powder and salt. Cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir tuna into cooked pasta. Add Alfredo sauce; stir until combined. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Note:

Be careful not to overheat the alfredo sauce: it will burn.

Nutrition Facts

794 calories; protein 62g 124% DV; carbohydrates 47.8g 15% DV; fat 39.8g 61% DV; cholesterol 109.4mg 37% DV; sodium 1443.3mg 58% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2019
Tasted great, I substituted penne noodles for rainbow rotini but it worked out perfect. A simple and easy recipe Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2017
I decided to use homemade pasta and homemade alfredo sauce. This isn't like tuna casserole at all. The flavor isn't horrible but doesn't have a wow factor. I don't think using store bought pasta or sauce would have improved the outcome. Maybe add some veggies for a pop of color or even herbs? I'm not sure. It was okay but not worth it to make it again. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2019
Tasted great, I substituted penne noodles for rainbow rotini but it worked out perfect. A simple and easy recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2018
I added broccoli and sprinkled generously with fresh lime. Great flavor easy to make. Kids loved it Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2017
I decided to use homemade pasta and homemade alfredo sauce. This isn't like tuna casserole at all. The flavor isn't horrible but doesn't have a wow factor. I don't think using store bought pasta or sauce would have improved the outcome. Maybe add some veggies for a pop of color or even herbs? I'm not sure. It was okay but not worth it to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2017
What a handy recipe! I didn't have alfredo sauce so made a rose by adding a bit of cream and chevre to a tomato sauce. Great comfort food and my family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2020
Will make again. Measuring a cup of pasta caused the biggest fight of my relationship. The listed ratio between sauce, tuna, and pasta is strange. I used 12 oz of pasta, 2 jars of sauce (15 oz each), and the listed 24 oz—six cans—of tuna. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2020
Love this! Super yummy and low effort, so it's perfect for a weeknight dinner. And since no one said it was supposed to be like tuna casserole, I wasn't disappointed in the least. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2018
With a few variations this was good. Since I didn t have Alfredo sauce nor onion powder; I added garlic cloves and broccoli and then improvised with what I had for a plain white sauce courtesy of a Blendtec recipe of milk butter flour and salt -reason I added garlic to the tuna. One of my better variations for not having right ingredients. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/22/2019
i prefer chicken rather than tuna Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2017
The idea is wonderful. However the measurements in this recipe seem very odd. We did 1 box of pasta 2 small jars of Alfredo sauce and 3 cans of tuna. It was a good ratio of noodles to sauce to tuna. We top it with Parmesan cheese and fried onions. We like to serve it with cheesy garlic bread as well. Read More
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