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Baked Penne with Tuna Olives Capers and Gremolata

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Baked Penne with Tuna Olives Capers and Gremolata


  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Add the penne in a pot full of salted, boiling water and boil according to the directions on the package. Drain and set aside.
  • Finely chop the onion.
  • Place a pan over high heat and add the onion and tuna without adding any oil since the tuna will still have a little bit of oil. Sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the capers and olives. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and thyme. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and add the corn, 100 g of cheese and the pasta.
  • Mix with a wooden spoon until pasta is completely coated in the sauce.
  • Transfer to a 25x40 cm ovenproof baking dish.
  • Thinly slice the tomato and spread the slices on the surface.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake for 10 minutes, until golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven.

For the gremolata

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and serve over pasta.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
37 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
37 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
37 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
30 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
10 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
72 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
72 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
62 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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