Easy Stovetop Tuna Pasta

Servings 6 people


  • 12 ounces elbow macaroni or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 4-oz. jar pimentos diced
  • 9 ounces frozen green beans thawed and drained (blot water with paper towels)
  • 1 1/4 cups skim milk
  • 6 ounces low fat cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 6-oz. can white albacore tuna packed in water drained and flaked
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in the pasta pot; add the onion and cook until translucent.
  • Return drained pasta to the pot then stir in basil, pimentos, green beans, and milk; cover and simmer for 2 minutes or until mixture is heated through.
  • Add cheese, tuna, and parsley and gently stir until cheese melts; salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.


SERVING SUGGESTION: A relish tray of cherry tomatoes, baby carrots, radishes, celery sticks, cucumber spears and whole black olives. VEGETARIAN: Skip the tuna and add grated zucchini and yellow squash when you add the green beans. KOSHER: No changes necessary. GLUTEN FREE: Make sure pimientos are gluten free. Use gluten free pasta. NUTRITION: Per Serving: 360 Calories; 6g Fat; 25g Protein; 51g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 19mg Cholesterol; 350mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 Grain (Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat. Points: 9
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