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When it comes to cheap and healthy protein sources, canned tuna is one option that’s just too good to ignore.
This popular seafood option is a staple in many homes, and for very good reasons too.
Apart from being super cheap, it’s also very versatile in terms of the number of yummy meals you can make with it.
If you’re looking for the best canned tuna recipes to enjoy this season, then you’re in the right place. In this post, you’ll discover 25 incredible canned tuna recipes.
From the very best tuna casseroles, to sandwiches, to salads, wraps, and much more. There’s almost no limit to the number of yummy delights you can make with this seafood favorite.
Let’s get right into it.
25 Delicious Canned Tuna Recipes
1) Tuna Casserole with Noodles
Starting off, we have our well beloved tuna casserole. If you’re looking for comfort food that’s cheap and easy, then this recipe is sure to deliver.
It uses a nice homemade sauce, tasty veggies like peas and peppers, and is topped with a nice and crunchy parmesan panko topping. And it only takes a few minutes to put it all together.
2) Tuna Salad
The classic tuna salad is another amazing recipe you can always count on. Combined with tasty veggies like pickles and onions, alongside some creamy mayo, yogurt, mustard and more, it’s both healthy, nutritious, and tasty.
You only need a couple of minutes to throw this together. And it pairs well with your favorite chips, onion rings, sandwich, you name it.
3) Tuna Fish Cakes
These delicious patties will get you addicted in no time.
4) Healthy Canned Tuna Spaghetti Pasta
Your search for the perfect weeknight dinner ends here. With only a few ingredients and about 10 short minutes required, this healthy tuna pasta is sure to become one of your favorites.
5) Tuna-Stuffed Avocados
For when you need a quick, simple and satisfying lunch or snack, these stuffed avocados are the perfect thing to enjoy. They’re low in carbs, rich in protein and healthy fats, and super yummy too. And you only need about 10 minutes to throw them together.
6) Tuna-Stuffed Tomatoes
Avocados aren’t the only thing you can pair with your tuna salad. These stuffed tomatoes are every bit as delicious, and will leave you coming back for more.
They come together in only a few minutes too, and make a great healthy snack or appetizer to enjoy anytime.
7) 10-Minute Tuna Wrap
Prepping your own lunch at home doesn’t have to be a tedious task. These yummy wraps are as easy as easy can get, and come together in under 10 minutes from scratch.
It combines juicy tuna with tasty veggies, and a nice avocado dip sauce, all wrapped together in tortillas. Simple, healthy, delicious, and sure to leave you satisfied. Even your kids would love them.
8) Tuna Pasta Bake
This is another yummy delight that’s sure to leave you drooling. It combines canned tuna, with juicy tomatoes, rotini pasta, and the best Italian seasoning, and tops it all off with a nice double cheese combo.
Simple and easy to make, and yet loaded with good flavor. There’s just no saying no to this. And it comes together with just a few short minutes of prep.
9) Easy Canned Tuna Tacos With Scallion Crema
This is literally one of the easiest things to put together. It only takes 6 ingredients to get this done, and it comes out great. Perfect for those busy weeknight when you just want something simple, healthy and delicious.
10) Homemade Tuna Sushi Bowl
Way cheaper than takeout, but still every bit as delicious. For this recipe, juicy tuna is combined with seasoned rice, edamame, chopped avocados, and cucumber in the most perfect way possible.
It comes together easily in under 30 minutes from start to finish, and is sure to leave you satisfied.
11) Mayo-Free Creamy Tuna Lettuce Wraps
These tuna lettuce wraps will give their chicken and beef counterparts a run for their money. Combined with tasty veggies like carrots and pickles, and made with the natural creamy goodness of cashews, there’s just too good to resist.
Simple, healthy, and full of flavor. And it takes just about 5 simple minutes to put this together. You’ll be thanking yourself afterwards.
12) Smoked Tuna Dip
Got a gathering or an event coming up? Whip out this smoked tuna dip and watch your guests go crazy over it.
13) Tuna Cucumber Party Bites
Speaking of delicious party snacks, you can never go wrong with these tasty cucumber bites.
They feature creamy and perfectly seasoned tuna, sandwiched between cucumber slices. These little bites pack in a ton of flavor, and come together quicker than you can say “Jack Robinson”
14) Tuna Melt Stuffed Bell Peppers
We never get tired of stuffed veggies around here. This one features bell peppers, stuffed with a nice creamy tuna salad, and topped with the yummy goodness of cheddar.
You only need about 5 minutes to prep this, and the entire recipe comes together in under 25 minutes from start to finish. Sign me up.
15) Green Chile Tuna Zucchini Casserole
Looking to put a healthier spin on the classic tuna casserole? Then this recipe is for you. It uses zucchini noodles in the place of regular noodles, while still delivering an amazing flavor-rich experience.
And at 4g net carbs per serving, this version is healthier, lower in carbs, and keto-friendly too. You’ll certainly be having this on repeat.
16) Easy Tuna Burgers
If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to make burger patties from seafood like tuna, I’m here to gladly tell you that the answer is yes.
You only need about 5 simple ingredients and a few minutes to bring these patties to life. And they come out nothing short of amazing too. Throw in your favorite burger toppings and enjoy.
17) Buttery Tuna Rice Muffins
These are not your average regular muffins. Made with a perfectly seasoned mix of rice, tuna, olives, and cheddar, and blessed with an equally tasty lemon butter sauce, these ones will leave you licking your plates afterwards.
And like many of the other finer things in life, they also come together easily in under 30 minutes from start to finish.
18) 10-Minute Tuna Melt Quesadilla
This is what the perfect breakfast looks like. Quick and easy to make, super delicious, and satisfying. These yummy quesadillas use a nice creamy spinach, tuna and sriracha filling, and come together in as little as just 10 minutes.
19) Nicoise Salad
The nicoise salad is a French delight that features tasty veggies like tomatoes, green beans and creamy potatoes, alongside some, juicy tuna, eggs, and other amazing ingredients, served over a bed of lettuce and blessed with a nice lemon garlic dressing.
For something this good, you’d be surprised at how easy it is to put together. It’s super nutritious, satisfying, and will certainly have you making it on repeat.
20) Creamy Tuna Mushroom Pasta
21) Tuna Melt
The creamy and cheesy goodness of the classic tuna melt is part of the reason why we love it so much. Whip these up easily in under 10 minutes from scratch and enjoy. They’re the perfect lunch idea even for when you’re on the go.
22) Tuna Kimchi Fried Rice
23) Easy Tuna Chili
Yes, you read that right. The texture of this beloved seafood makes it a great substitute for regular ground beef in your traditional chili. It comes together just as easily, packs in a ton of good flavor, and is sure to satisfy your cravings.
24) Tuna Stir Fry With Cauliflower Rice
This tasty low carb dinner is sure to become one of your favorites in no time. It features a perfectly seasoned mix of tuna, with tasty veggies like bell peppers, onions and broccoli, served over a bed of cauliflower rice.
At just 7g net carbs per serving, it’s also great for people on keto diets. And like any other weeknight-worthy recipe, it comes together in under 30 minutes too.
25) Homemade Tuna Pizza
Have you ever tried tuna toppings on your pizza? If not, then you have no idea what you’re missing. This yummy homemade tuna pizza is sure to be a hit, no matter the occasion.
It comes together easily in under 20 minutes from start to finish. Feel free to also toss in your favorite toppings and enjoy.