Low-calorie tuna pasta recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
serves: 1
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 249 kCal 12%
Fat 3.4g 5%
  -  Saturates 1.6g 8%
Carbohydrates 20.3g 12%
  -  of which Sugars 6.6g 7%
Protein 33.7g 67%
Salt 0.3g 5%
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  • This delicious low calorie tuna pasta is just 249 calories per serving.

    Tender chunks of fresh tuna seared gently on the pan. Tossed with wholewheat pasta and green beans. Coated in a low-fat cream cheese-based sauce infused with garlic and pepper. This recipe takes just five minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook.

    Ingredients

    • 45g wholewheat pasta twists
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled
    • 75g green beans
    • Spray oil
    • 100g fresh tuna
    • 25g tub low-fat cream cheese, eg, Philadelphia Lightest
    • 3tbsp skimmed milk
    • Salt and pepper

    Method

    • Cook the pasta twists and garlic in a pan of boiling water for 7-8 mins. Add the beans to the pan and cook for a further 3-4 mins, until the pasta and beans are tender, then drain.

    • Heat a non-stick frying pan, spray lightly with oil and sear the tuna on all sides, then remove the tuna from the pan and cut it into chunks.

    • Add the cheese and milk to the hot pan. Stir in the pasta and beans, season, then stir in the tuna and serve.

    Top tips for making low calorie tuna pasta

    You could easily swap the fresh tuna for tinned tuna instead as it would work just as well and requires no cooking.

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