Canned tuna is a budget-friendly pantry staple. It's affordable and versatile, making it a fantastic ingredient to cook with. If you're looking for a way to stretch your food budget, canned tuna is a great ingredient to add to your rotation.
You can always make a classic tuna salad or melt, but many inventive recipes use canned tuna. With a bit of creativity, canned tuna can be transformed into various delicious dishes.
From casseroles to pasta, there's something for everyone in this list of 22 easy and delicious canned tuna recipes!
In this Tuna Casserole recipe, we elevate the classic weeknight favorite with pimento, green bell pepper, and a crunchy garlic parmesan topping made from breakfast cereal!
In 20 minutes and with only a handful of simple ingredients, you can have the flavors of the Mediterranean on your table. This is a foolproof recipe you should add to your rotation.
Laksa is a famous spicy noodle soup from Southeast Asia; this canned tuna and sambal-Penang-inspired laksa is a super easy do-it-at-home recipe for a busy weeknight - quick, simple, and satisfying.
The combination of the savory from the tuna, the sweetness of the ripe sweet plantain, and the freshness of the herbs and lime is just classic Venezuelan creole cuisine. This recipe is so inexpensive that it's an excellent option for family cooking. It is filling, really yummy, and very comforting, the best thing when coming home after a hard day's work.
Tuna Pasta Salad is the easiest recipe you will ever make. Fresh, crunchy vegetables with tuna and mayo. This salad will make you a star at any potluck party. It will be your new favorite side dish for big holiday family dinners. It's good for picnics, lunches, dinners... This tuna pasta salad is so delicious; it's just good for any occasion!
If you're looking for a healthier tuna salad option, try this one with massaged kale, carrots, apples, and a delicious balsamic dressing.
This super easy recipe is fantastic. Works well as a protein-packed snack or a dish at your next potluck.
Tuna and Avocado Quesadillas are a delicious lunchtime treat inspired by the classic Mexican dish. Tortillas are sandwiched with mashed avocado, tuna, baby spinach, and cheese and pan-fried until crisp and golden - a perfect option for lunch or a midday snack.
This healthy, tasty, low-carb, high-protein lunch is a flavor-popping way to amp up a standard salad. Each component brings its bold flavor and texture, with sun-dried tomatoes adding just the right sweetness and chew, while cannellini beans provide fiber and protein with a creamy mouthfeel. Olives for that briny touch and a can of tuna, flaked into the salad, round out the sock-it-to-me flavors.
It only takes one hour from start to finish to serve these delicious soft tuna tacos! And that includes making your very own soft taco shells from scratch.
This dish is loaded with flavor, uses simple ingredients, and comes together within 30 minutes.
Mimosa is a delicious Russian layered salad often served during celebrations and holidays. It makes for a beautiful presentation with affordable, simple ingredients - easy, pretty, and delicious.
This is not a plain old tuna and mayo combination. This one has spicy jalapeno, cilantro, and lime for a fresh, light flavor!
You can't go wrong with a classic tuna melt. This one has a bit of extra zest from capers and comforting warmth from paprika.
This incredible Saffron Quinoa with Asparagus and Tuna is ideal for a busy weeknight or for a Sunday lunch. It's loaded with layers of flavors, easy to make, and done in 30 minutes.
For those weeknight dinners where you don't know what to make, this easy recipe will satisfy the whole family for dinner!
This a delicious, healthy, easy, and inexpensive tuna croquette recipe with fresh dill. The combination of the tuna with the dill gives this recipe a superb lift. Make it for dinner, lunch, or as a finger food appetizer for any party.
This canned tuna poke bowl recipe will come in handy when you are on a tight budget. Canned tuna replaces the traditional raw fish you'd usually find in a poke bowl to create a simple yet delicious tuna and rice bowl that might just be the answer to all your problems.
The perfect dish for a busy weeknight, plus they’re packed with nutrients, naturally gluten-free, and low-carb! Use peppers that are all similar in size so they cook evenly.
Whether you're on a low-carb diet or just looking for something delicious, these Lettuce Wraps with Spanish Tuna and Avocado will be your jam. It is loaded with so many flavors, easy to make, and done in well under 30 minutes. Plus, there is no cooking!
In just 15 minutes and with a handful of affordable ingredients, you will have a delicious sauce to pour over any pasta of your choice.
Make-ahead dishes like this are a lifesaver for busy weeknight dinners or parties. This colorful, simple, and super tasty meal features some basic Mediterranean ingredients: tomatoes, capers, tuna, and olives with lots of extra virgin olive oil. To make this dish even healthier with more fiber, we add brown rice, but you can replace that with simple white rice, quinoa, or couscous.