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Tuna Pasta Marinara

Photo attribution: My Tu Duong
Ready In: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Canned tuna can be high in sodium, which is why we do not salt this recipe.

What you'll need

Measuring cups
Large skillet
Large pot
Small pot
Spatula or spoon


Serves 4
1 1/2 cups Spaghetti Sauce
5 ounces Tuna packed in oil or water, drained
2 tablespoons Olives diced
1 tablespoon Basil dried or 1 tablespoon Oregano dried
Black Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons Parsley fresh, (optional)
1 Lemon zested (optional)
1/2 pound Pasta whole-wheat

Video Directions


1.Prepare pasta according to package directions.

In the meanwhile, combine the sauce, tuna, olives, dried basil or oregano in a small pot, rice cooker, or microwave.

3.Cook to blend the flavors. Break up tuna, if necessary. This takes about 5 minutes in the pot or 1 cycle of the rice cooker. If using the microwave, cover and heat for 2 minutes; stir, cover, and heat for another minute.
4.Season with pepper and lemon zest. Toss sauce with pasta and additional seasonings.

Chef's Tips

  • If you don’t have a zester, use a vegetable peeler to remove strips of lemon peel (just the yellow part!) then finely chop.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2.00 cup

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 312
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4 g5%
Saturated Fat 1 g5%
Sodium 198 mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 51 g19%
Dietary Fiber 4 g14%
Protein 17 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: