Almost Fat Free "tuna Helper"...healthy

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

tastes exactly like kraft's tuna helper (almost anyways), but is almost fat free and extremely healthy

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. puree cooked garbanzo beans (the three cups indicated should be already cooked/canned) in a blender -- add water if necessary to get the blender to work.
  2. chop onions and fry in olive oil.
  3. add pureed beans, salt, crushed pepper, and tuna to fried onions. add water until the mixture is of sauce consistency and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. boil pasta as directed on package and drain -- add to sauce mixture.


Most Helpful

I'd take this version rather than the boxed stuff anyday! I added shredded cheddar and chopped garlic, but left off the onions since I don't care for them. I also didn't drain my beans, but used the juice and added it into the blender. I think some chopped carrots and peas would be a great addition the next time I make this! Thanks for posting.

TreeSquirrel November 06, 2010

Wow.. I was shocked how good this was.. Will make it again

Susan Pizzo-Maney December 12, 2014

Very Good recipe.I didn't have enough chickpeas so bulked it out (after reading TreeSquirrel's review) with garlic,grated carrot,peas and corn,I will be making this again.Thank you.

Moll Moll July 11, 2011

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