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Lemony Tuna and Pasta

  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 20 mins 375°F

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried rigatoni or penne pasta (6 oz.)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill or 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 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 ,
  • 27 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat ,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 14 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 30 mg chol. ,
  • 868 mg sodium ,
  • 47 g carb. ,
  • 4 g fiber ,
  • 3 g sugar ,
  • 32 g pro.

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