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Tuna Casserole and Italian Orzo

Unique flavours for a tuna casserole using orzo pasta. Orzo pasta looks like rice but it is a pasta.

Serves 
Prep time
15 min
Cook Time
32 min
Time to Table
47 min

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups (375 mL)
orzo pasta
2 tsp (10 mL)
olive oil
1
clove garlic, minced
1 cup (250 mL)
small zucchini, diced
1/2 cup (125 mL)
chopped green pepper
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL)
red pepper flakes
1 jar (700 mL)
pasta sauce
2 cans (170 g each)
Clover Leaf Flaked Light Tuna, drained
1/2 cup (125 mL)
sliced pitted ripe olives (optional)
1/4 cup (50 mL)
grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic, zucchini, green pepper and red pepper flakes until tender about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in orzo and pasta sauce. Fold in tuna and olives, if using.
  4. Pour into a 6 cup (1.5 L) casserole dish; sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350°F (180°C) about 30 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and casserole bubbles.

Hint
Instead of orzo, use other bite-size pasta shapes: use 2 cups (500 mL) rotini or penne.

Nutrition

Amount per serving% Daily Value
Calories
370
Fat
10 g
15%
Saturated Fat
2 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Saturated + Trans
10%
Cholesterol
25 mg
Sodium
1080 mg
45%
Carbohydrate
50 g
17%
Fibre
4 g
16%
Sugar
10 g
Protein
25 g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
30%
Calcium
10%
Iron
20%

Claims Per Serving

- Low in Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat Free
- High Source of Fibre
- Excellent Source of Protein
- Source of Vitamin A
- Excellent Source of Vitamin C
- Source of Calcium
- Good Source of Iron

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