Lemony Tuna and Pasta

The definitive "cupboard casserole" gets fresh with dashes of lemon and dill, rich olive oil-pack tuna, and the crunch of coarsely chopped celery. Top with lemon slices and capers and it's ready for company.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
20 mins 375°F
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Lemony Tuna and Pasta

Ingredients
2
cups dried rigatoni or penne pasta (6 oz.)
1
cup coarsely chopped celery
1/4
2
1/4
cup olive oil
2
tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
1
tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 1 tsp. dried dill
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
2
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2
5 1/2 ounce can chunk tuna (packed in olive oil), drained
1/2
cup finely crushed herb-seasoned croutons
2
tablespoons butter, melted
1
lemon, thinly sliced
1
tablespoon capers (optional)
 
Dill sprigs (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 1-1/2-quart baking dish; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. In medium saucepan cook celery, onion, and garlic in hot oil until tender. Stir in flour, mustard, dill, lemon peel, and pepper. Add broth all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly, whisking to remove any lumps. Stir in tuna and pasta. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  3. In small bowl stir together croutons and melted butter. Sprinkle on tuna mixture. Bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Uncover. Top with lemon slices, bake, uncovered, 5 minutes more or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with capers and dill sprigs. Serves 4 to 6.

Nutrition Facts

(Lemony Tuna and Pasta)
    Per serving:
  • 565 kcal cal.,
  • 27 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 14 g monounsatured fat),
  • 30 mg chol.,
  • 868 mg sodium,
  • 47 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 3 g sugar,
  • 32 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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