Creamy tuna pasta salad is a fresh, creamy and appetizing meal, a quick and easy recipe that you will surely appreciate during the summer season. You can prepare creamy tuna pasta salad in a few simple steps without cooking anything except, of course, pasta.
In summer, salads are among the most popular meals, but often, especially those based on pasta, they could be a little dry: a few of cream cheese instead makes pasta salads creamy and very appetizing, not at all dry and more palatable. You can prepare this creamy tuna pasta salad using the medium size pasta you prefer, but farfalle are particularly suitable because they hold the sauce formed by the cheese and tomato water.
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- DifficultyVery easy
- CostVery cheap
- Preparation time10 Minutes
- Cooking time10 Minutes
- Serving4 servings
- Cooking methodOven
- SeasonalitySpring, Summer
Ingredients for creamy tuna pasta salad
- Power 434,07 (Kcal)
- Carbohydrates 30,14 (g) of which sugars 8,06 (g)
- Proteins 21,41 (g)
- Fat 25,17 (g) of which saturated 1,98 (g)of which unsaturated 4,26 (g)
- Fibers 2,48 (g)
- Sodium 719,81 (mg)
Indicative values for a portion of 357 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.
* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: https://www.crea.gov.it/alimenti-e-nutrizione https://www.alimentinutrizione.it ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov
How to prepare creamy tuna pasta salad
Remove the stone from the olives, cut them in half and add them to the cherry tomatoes. Also add the tuna, after having drained it carefully and cut into small pieces; also add the cream cheese.
Drain the pasta before overcooking it – follow the instructions on the package carefully – and add them immediately to the sauce, while it is still hot.
Serve the creamy tuna pasta salad cold or at room temperature. If you put it in a refrigerated lunch box, you can even take it with you for a picnic or lunch break.
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How to store creamy tuna pasta salad
You can keep the tuna pasta salad for a couple of days in the refrigerator.
Tips and variation
There are many ways to season cold farfalle: instead of cream cheese you can use robiola, ricotta or mascarpone. You can add other fresh and appetizing ingredients to the pasta salad such as chopped pickles, rocket, steamed corn, sliced cucumbers, thinly sliced red onion or grilled vegetables.