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Canned tuna is one of the most useful and budget-friendly ingredients to keep in your pantry. Whether you need to whip up a quick dinner in minutes, bake a large and satisfying casserole for a crowd, or you need a healthy and satisfying meal for your lunch box, there’s almost no limit to what you can create with canned tuna.
Check out these 20 easy canned tuna recipes below and never eat a boring meal again! You’ll be amazed at what you can prepare in minutes.
This list wouldn’t be complete without a fresh and healthy tuna salad. But don’t be fooled; this delicious dish is anything but boring. It’s creamy, crispy, and you can enjoy it on its own, on crackers, or in a sandwich.
In just 15 minutes, you and your family can be devouring this easy and budget-friendly tuna risotto. It’s so satisfying and flavorful that you can easily enjoy the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Instead of standing at the stove cooking ground beef or chicken, grab a can of tuna for these flavorful fish tacos. It’s an easy, healthy, and tasty fix for dinner when you’re in a pinch.
Say hello to your new favorite burger patty. These scrumptious tuna patties are simple and easy, and whether you enjoy them in a toasted bun or on their own, they are a delicious, healthy, and satisfying meal.
This comforting casserole is an easy way to really transform canned tuna into an amazing meal. It’s loaded with creamy pasta and flaky tuna, perfect for a weeknight meal!
This tuna melt sandwich on an English muffin is a fabulous lunch idea. It’s quick to make but feels a little more exciting and special than just a regular tuna sandwich. Don’t skimp on the cheese, though – it bakes to crispy perfection.
This tuna stuffed avocado recipe ticks a lot of dietary boxes. It’s low-carb, keto, Whole30, paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free. It’s also high in protein and healthy fats, keeping you full for much longer.
Tuna meatballs are basically tuna patties in ball form. They’re a delicious blend of canned tuna, fresh vegetables, and savory herbs, making them light, juicy, and filling. Enjoy them as a bite-sized snack or add them to a salad. Yum!
This quick and easy one-pot meal is on your table in 15 minutes. Best of all, it uses pantry ingredients so it’s perfect for days when you have to throw something nourishing together at the last minute.
We’re obsessed with these delicious stuffed potatoes. The potato filling is scooped out and mixed with tuna, veggies, and cheese, then stuffed back into the skin and covered with more cheese before being grilled to crispy perfection. You’ll never eat baked potatoes any other way again.
Imagine one of the best tuna salads you’ve ever tasted… but on a bagel! Thanks to avocado and cream cheese, the salad is light and creamy, plus everything is tossed together with a simple lime vinaigrette that brings out the best in every ingredient.
You’ll never bother with canned soup again after you’ve tried this fantastic tuna chowder. It requires minimal prep work, a bit of stirring, and in about 30 minutes, you’ll have a warm and hearty bowl of goodness. Bliss.
A classic comfort food, this tuna macaroni salad is also a great dish to take along to a party or potluck. It’s easy to make and will definitely please a crowd.
This easy tuna dip with cream cheese, spring onions, and lemon is tangy, fresh, and creamy. It pairs perfectly with lightly salted crackers, buttered toast, or crostini and will make a great addition to any snack table.
Tuna is a fabulous option for tight grocery bills, so be sure to add this healthy and colorful meal to your weekly rotation. Tuna stuffed peppers are flavorful and filling, with olives, oil and cottage cheese adding a delicious richness.
Golden, buttery and flaky pastry with a delightfully hot and creamy filling inside… What’s not to love? Tuna pot pie remains a classic comfort food for good reason, and now you can try it at home.
Even if you’re not the biggest tuna fan, you should give this lasagna a try. It’s hearty, creamy, and satisfying, especially when there’s a slight chill in the air. Serve it with a fresh green salad for a complete meal.
When you’re feeling frazzled and overwhelmed by back-to-school preparations, this easy tuna spaghetti is one sure-fire way to save some time and stay sane.
This budget-friendly meal will be a winner on Friday nights. Get the kids involved, make your own easy pizza dough, and top it with tuna salad. It’s simple, crispy, delicious, and a great way to save money every month.
Tuna lettuce wraps are a light and fresh alternative to your regular lunch meal, especially in hot summer months. They’re packed with nutrients, don’t contain a lot of mayonnaise, and are sure to be a hit with the kids, too.
Tuna Casserole Recipe
- 3 cups egg noodles
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 small onion diced
- 2 stalks celery diced
- ⅔ cup frozen peas defrosted
- 10 ounces condensed mushroom soup
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese divided
- 6 ounces canned tuna drained
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- ½ cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- Preheat the oven to 425°F and coat a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Boil the egg noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and celery and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until tender.
- In a large bowl, add the noodles, onion mixture, peas, mushroom soup, milk, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, tuna and parsley. Mix to combine and set aside.
- Make a crumb topping by mixing the panko crumbs with the melted butter and the rest of the cheddar cheese.
- In the prepared casserole dish, spread the tuna mixture evenly and then top with the crumb topping.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until bubbly. Serve, and enjoy!