Low-calorie tuna pasta

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Tuna, green beans and pasta
Tuna, green beans and pasta
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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe Tasty low-calorie tuna pasta is simple and quick to make and under 350 calories. Cook wholewheat pasta twists and green beans and add to a cheese and milk sauce. Then stir in cooked fresh tuna and serve. This delicious dish will keep you full until dinner time and is a great way to using up any leftover fish you might have from last night's dinner. Simple and delicious, with a light low-fat sauce, this creamy lunch recipe is full of flavour.


  • 45g wholewheat pasta twists
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 75g green beans
  • Spray oil
  • 100g fresh tuna
  • 25g tub low-fat cream cheese, eg, Philadelphia Lightest
  • 3tbsp skimmed milk
  • Salt and pepper

You can used tinned tuna instead


  1. Cook the pasta twists and garlic in a pan of boiling water for 7-8 mins. Add the beans to the pan and cook for a further 3-4 mins, until the pasta and beans are tender, then drain.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan, spray lightly with oil and sear the tuna on all sides, then remove the tuna from the pan and cut it into chunks.
  3. Add the cheese and milk to the hot pan. Stir in the pasta and beans, season, then stir in the tuna and serve.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
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  • Calories 349(kcal)
  • Fat 8.0g
  • Saturates 0.2g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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