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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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

354 calories; protein 19.7g 40% DV; carbohydrates 47.1g 15% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 15.4mg 5% DV; sodium 183.2mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2007
I enjoyed this but would suggest using chicken or steak rather than tuna. I might try using other vegetables rather than peas for a change of flavor. It was a bit dry for our taste. I suggest using some chicken beef or vegetable broth to the mixture. Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2009
The recipe is quick and easy to make but rather bland. I like the veggies and it's healthy but needs something more. Read More
(5)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2007
I enjoyed this but would suggest using chicken or steak rather than tuna. I might try using other vegetables rather than peas for a change of flavor. It was a bit dry for our taste. I suggest using some chicken beef or vegetable broth to the mixture. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2007
This was really good. I thought it was a bit salty but my family loved it and my DH (a very picky eater) loved it. I think next time I'm going to try fresh tun instead of canned I think it might make the flavor more savory rather than salty. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2012
I actually enjoyed this though I was getting a bit frustrated trying to get enough flavor into it. Added fresh basil fresh parsley and thyme and a considerable amount of parmesan with an addition of "pasta" water from the multigrain penne. Next time I will also put in some capers or kalamata olives. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2009
This was good and a hit with my husband! I added more crushed red pepper about a cup of wine went more generous on the olive oil substituted 2 chopped tomatoes for the cherry tomatoes canned peas for the frozen peas 8 oz frozen broccoli for the spinach and regular bacon for the pancetta. It was surprisingly tasty! Will make again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2010
Healthy and tasty! I used turkey bacon sweet white wine and portobello mushrooms. Don't skimp on the salt. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2010
Really tasty and my picky eaters like it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2010
This was pretty good but it was kind of dry. I left the mushrooms out and used turkey bacon and whole grain penne to make it healthier. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2008
This was OK. The pancetta is pretty expensive it caught me off guard because this was the first time ever buying it. A little too much lemon and salt. Liked that it had lots of different veggies though. Don't think I would make again. Sort of boring. Needs more sauce. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2010
My husband and I both really enjoyed this. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2009
The recipe is quick and easy to make but rather bland. I like the veggies and it's healthy but needs something more. Read More
(5)
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