Tuna Alfredo Pasta Bake

Tuna Alfredo Pasta Bake
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  • Recipe Yield: 25


  • 4 oz Spinach, raw
  • 1 cup Cheese, Parmesan, grated
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic, granulated
  • 1/2 cup Oil, olive or canola olive blend
  • 3 lbs 2 oz. Pasta, penne, whole grain
  • 1 StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna in Water, low sodium, 43 oz pouch
  • 2 qts Sauce, alfredo*
  • 4 oz Cheese, mozzarella, shredded
  • *Alfredo sauce is not credited in meal contribution.


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Prepare pesto. Weigh prewashed spinach. In a food processor, add spinach, parmesan cheese, and garlic. Pulse until chopped. While the blender is running, add oil. Continue until all ingredients are combined and smooth.
  • Store pesto in the refrigerator if not using immediately to prepare pasta.
  • Prepare pasta: Place 4-inch-deep full-size perforated pan inside 4-inch-deep solid, full size steamtable pan. Place 3 lbs 2 oz of pasta per pan. Cover completely with water. Steam until pasta is al dente-fully cooked, but firm. Do not overcook.
  • Note: If cooking in very large batches, the kettle or tilt skillet may speed production.
  • In a large bowl, add undrained tuna and using fresh gloves, crumble into small pieces. Add pasta and alfredo sauce and gently mix to combine.
  • Spray 2-inch-deep steamtable pan with pan release. Pour tuna mixture into prepared pans. Using a small disher or tablespoon, drop scoops of spinach pesto over pasta. Using a spatula, swirl through pesto scoops to spread. Do not overmix.
  • For ideal color and appeal, pesto should be swirled throughout pasta, not mixed entirely with sauce.
  • Bake at 350° F for 10-12 minutes or until a minimum internal temperature of 165°F. To serve 1 1/4 c (9 oz), use a no. 8 disher to serve 2 scoops and a no. 16 disher to serve 1 scoop.
Servings Per Container: 25 Serving Size: 1.25 cups
Amount Per Serving DV%*
Calories 453
Total Fat 18.83g
Saturated Fat 6.91g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 40.77mg
Sodium 534.50mg
Total Carbohydrate 46.87g
Dietary Fiber 7.41g
Protein 26.37g

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.