Low-calorie tuna pasta Recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Low-fat






5 min


20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 349 kCal 17%
Fat 8g 11%
  -  Saturates 0.2g 1%

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Add the cheese and milk to the hot pan. Stir in the pasta and beans, season, then stir in the tuna and serve.

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You can used tinned tuna instead