Tuna Starfish

Tuna Starfish

Tuna Starfish


Makes 3 servings


8 ounces uncooked small pasta shells
1 cup crushed Cheddar cheese-flavored crackers
1/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning blend
Dash hot pepper sauce
Dash Worcestershire sauce
2 cans (6 ounces each) chunk tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup prepared pesto
Salt and black pepper


  1. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain, set aside; keep warm.
  2. Combine crackers, milk, egg, seasoning, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce in large bowl. Add tuna and bell pepper; mix well.
  3. Divide mixture into 6 balls. Flatten each ball into 1/2-inch-thick patty with palm. Cut each patty with 3-inch star-shaped cookie cutter,
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Place 3 starfish in skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Turn; add 1 teaspoon oil and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until firm and lightly browned. Repeat with remaining 3 starfish. Set starfish aside; keep warm.
  5. Combine cooked pasta, cheese and pesto sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange pasta on serving platter and top with starfish.

Nutritional Information

Calories 626
Calories from Fat 36 %
Total Fat 25 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 92 mg
Carbohydrate 59 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 40 g
Sodium 850 mg

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