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    Lemony Tuna Pasta

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    25 mins

    15 mins

    10 mins

    Michelle S.'s Note:

    This is not your Mom's tuna casserole! Garlicky, lemony and good! Use oil packed tuna please, it makes a HUGE difference to the flavor. A nice white wine and garlic bread complete the meal.

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    1. 1
      Melt butter in a heavy large skillet over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add garlic, lemon peel and herbs; cook stirring occasionally approximately 5 minutes, being careful not to burn garlic.
    3. 3
      Gradually add flour, stir till blended.
    4. 4
      Gradually add wine, stir till blended.
    5. 5
      Season with salt and pepper.
    6. 6
      Stir until sauce thickens, about 1 minute.
    7. 7
      Mix in tuna, heat through.
    8. 8
      Place shells in serving bowl, pour sauce over and toss.
    9. 9
      Garnish with lemon wedges and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 25, 2003


      Honestly I was afraid that I wouldnt like the lemon and Tuna together, but boy oh boy.. this was delicious! The parm cheese is a nice touch :-) and I was very generous with the pepper! I made it for myself for lunch (I cut the recipe down a bit, and have some leftovers YUM! hehe), because I didnt know if my family would like it...they are a little traditional lol.... but after having this.. I cant wait to make it again...this time for dinner for my family... Im sure they'll LOVE it. Thanks for the recipe!!

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    • on May 27, 2010


      I did not think this would come out well but I was pleasantly surprised. There was not enough sauce for my liking but I did cut the butter down to 1Tbsp melted into 1/2 c chicken broth. Trying to control fat/calories. Even with equal amount being used- still seemed not 'saucy' enough for me. Guess I like my pasta to swim! I also used small shells instead of med and thyme instead of basil cuz that is what I had... Flavor was really really good though. I added more broth to the sauce after tossing it together and it still came out wonderful and more 'saucy'- like me! lol Bravo on this mch needed alt to the same ol tuna casserole type dish. DH and YD Loved it and they hate tuna night! Bravo Bravo!!! Michelle- encore encore!

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    • on October 18, 2007


      I don't know what it was, but this recipe turned out awful. I have made recipes like this before, but I was skeptical when I saw the 2 tablespoons of flour. The sauce had the look and consistency of vomit. I am sorry, but that is exactly what it looked like. I took one taste and threw it away, just eating the plain pasta. In the future, I would recommend leaving that flour out.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemony Tuna Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (174 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 561.3
    Calories from Fat 194
    Total Fat 21.5 g
    Saturated Fat 10.8 g
    Cholesterol 51.7 mg
    Sodium 331.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 59.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 1.5 g
    Protein 28.3 g

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