Penne with Pancetta, Tuna, and White Wine

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This is a fresh-tasting pasta dish loaded with good stuff! Pancetta, peas, mushrooms, spinach, flaked tuna, and cherry tomatoes are cooked in a bright-tasting white wine and lemon juice sauce. This recipe calls for canned tuna, but it is also a great way to use leftover tuna steaks.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 3 ounces pancetta bacon, diced

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 5 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • ½ cup frozen green peas

  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 5 ounces baby spinach

  • 2 (5 ounce) cans solid white tuna packed in water, drained

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound penne pasta

  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in pancetta, and cook until browned. Remove to paper towels.

  2. Return skillet to medium heat, and pour in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Stir in onion, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms. Cook until they begin to give off juices.

  3. Turn the heat up to medium high, and pour in wine. Cook about 3 minutes.

  4. Reduce heat to medium low. Stir in peas, cherry tomatoes, and spinach. Flake in tuna, drizzle in lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine, and cook until warmed through.

  5. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook penne until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and stir into tuna mixture. Top with freshly grated Parmesan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
9g Fat
47g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 465mg 10%

* 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.