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Simple tricolor veggie pasta and tuna

Updated on July 27, 2013
Photo by Crafty to the Core
Photo by Crafty to the Core

Tricolor pasta

With Italian roots, you bet I love pasta!

When I was walking through the food aisle in the local dollar store one day, I noticed a shelf full of tricolor pasta. Not being one to eat much spiral-shaped pasta, I walked on by. Then I remembered how much my children love pasta and tuna.

Being so inexpensive, I figured I wouldn't be out much money if it didn't work out well.

Here's my recipe for tricolor pasta with tuna. This is a great as a side dish or for lunch.

Serve cold.

Substitute chicken for an even heartier meal!

5 stars from 1 rating of Tricolor Veggie Pasta with Tuna

Boil pasta for about 10 minutes, until fork tender.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 4 as a side dish or 2 as a hearty meal!


  • 12 ounce bag of dried tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 5 ounce can of tuna, drained
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 4 cups water

Cooking Instructions

  1. Boil 4 cups of water in a pan.
  2. Add pasta
  3. Boil pasta on high heat for about 10 minutes or until fork tender
  4. Turn off heat. Drain pasta. Return pasta back to pan.
  5. Add in mayo, drained tuna, and salt & pepper to taste. Mix well.
  6. Refrigerate until well chilled.
  7. Serve as a side dish to a main course.
  8. Optional: Add extra tuna or substitute chicken for a fulfilling lunchtime meal!

Warning! Allergy! Tricolor pasta is made from wheat semolina, spinach, tomato, and beets.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: Pasta contains wheat and eggs.
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • CraftytotheCore profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Hi Moonlake! When I was younger, my aunt used to make tuna casserole all the time. She made it with elbow macaroni with chips baked on top. I loved it a lot. I was happy when my own children expressed a liking for pasta with tuna. It's so easy and inexpensive to make. Thank you for your kind comments!

    • moonlake profile image


      5 years ago from America

      I love using tri-colored pasta. Sounds delicious voted up and five stars.

    • CraftytotheCore profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      Thank you! It's easy to make and my children eat it which I'm thrilled about. I never liked tuna as a child! LOL

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      Elizabeth Parker 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I've had something similar before and it was a fairly decent and somewhat healthy dish. Good job!


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