Bow Tie Tuna Florentine

Bow Tie Tuna Florentine


"A classy version of tuna casserole. A creamy pesto sauce with spinach, bow tie pasta and tuna. Serve with warm French bread and wine for an elegant 'hot dish.'"


50 m servings 474 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 474 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 45.1 g
  • 90%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 680 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the margarine over medium-high heat. Add milk and pesto sauce mix; bring to a boil stirring constantly with a wire whisk until well blended and boiling. Reduce heat and add spinach and mushrooms. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add cooked pasta, tuna and tomatoes, stirring gently to coat. Cook 3 to 5 minutes until thoroughly heated.
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  1. 96 Ratings


What a classy and utterly delicious dish! I now know how to properly wilt spinach! I love the texture of the cool chopped tomatoes over this hot savory dish. This recipe is easy and will be t...

We really liked this. Don't like the pesto sauce mix so I used garlic & herb sauce. 2 can's of tuna is plenty. Bow ties were very nice. I near doubled the mushrooms and added way more than 2 cup...

This is a keeper for our family. I don't eat meat and I can easily leave the tuna out of this or take my share before adding the tuna last. The only change I made was to replace the milk with 1/...

Really good for a canned tuna recipe! I'm impressed. I did have to make some changes, mostly because I couldn't find the creamy pesto sauce mix. I did find a non-creamy pesto sauce mix (Simpl...

I didn't have pesto sauce mix or mushrooms, so I used 1/2 cup of dried basil and half a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup (although it probably would have been fine with the whole can). I ...

Very nice, enjoyed it but I should have used all albacore tuna. Found it needed a little more seasoning. Since I don't eat them, I left out the mushrooms but I did toast a few pine nuts (1/4 cu...

Good, filling meal. I messed up a little bit and used pesto sauce instead of pesto sauce MIX, but I added a tbsp of flour to thicken my watery mess up a little bit and it worked great. I also re...

I don't know if I would consider it an "elegant" dish, but it looks good & tastes pretty good too. Next time I'll try it with chicken- the tuna tasted funny in it. I used just a regular pesto ...

Delicious! Great change from traditional tuna noddle casserole. I couldn't find creamy pesto seasoning so followed a previous review and made white sauce and added pesto seasoning (spice secti...