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Penne with Tuna and Fresh Basil

Penne with Tuna and Fresh BasilA seafood pasta toss doesn't get much easier than this one—and it's as tasty as it is easy!

Recipe Ingredients:

8 ounces penne pasta, cooked according to package directions
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced (chiffonade)
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 (6-ounce) cans premium white albacore tuna packed in oil, undrained
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese for sprinkling - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a large bowl toss together garlic, lemon zest and juice, basil and tuna with oil from can.
  2. Add the hot, just cooked penne pasta to bowl and toss with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. To Serve: Top each individual serving with 2 tablespoons freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): 529.2 calories; 40% calories from fat; 23.1g total fat; 33.6mg cholesterol; 507.3mg sodium; 343.1mg potassium; 44.0g carbohydrates; 2.4g fiber; 0.4g sugar; 41.6g net carbs; 33.7g protein.

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