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    Almost Fat Free "tuna Helper"...healthy

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    25 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

    naturefood's Note:

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

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    1. 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. 2
      chop onions and fry in olive oil.
    3. 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. 4
      boil pasta as directed on package and drain -- add to sauce mixture.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 06, 2010


      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.

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    • on July 11, 2011


      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.

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    • on January 25, 2011


      This is a good recipe. It was quick and easy to put together and the result was a creamy pasta dish. I would make this again. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Almost Fat Free "tuna Helper"...healthy

    Serving Size: 1 (126 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 205.6
    Calories from Fat 24
    Total Fat 2.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 8.6 mg
    Sodium 691.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 34.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 12.3 g

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