Tuna Noodle Bowl

Tuna Noodle Bowl Recipe
Photo: Maria Robledo
Tuna Noodle Bowl is the 21st-century version of Tuna Noodle Casserole


Serves 4

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Other: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 49 mg
Calories 552
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 49 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Fat 25 g
Fiber 4 g
Iron 4 mg
Protein 32 mg
Satfat 4 g
Sodium 501 mg


1/2 pound bow-tie pasta
2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
1 cup sugar snap or snow peas, trimmed
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3 tablespoons capers, drained
2 6-ounce cans light tuna, preferably in olive oil, drained
Parmesan cheese for grating


Cook pasta in boiling salted water until almost done, about 8 minutes. Add the carrots and peas to the pot and continue cooking until pasta and carrots are firm-tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer pasta with carrots and peas along with the bell pepper to a large bowl. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, shallot, thyme, and salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Drizzle over pasta and toss with capers and tuna. Taste and adjust seasonings. Divide among four bowls and shave or grate Parmesan over top.