If you are wondering what to make with canned tuna, these easy canned tuna recipes can give you some great dinner ideas.
Canned tuna is often one of the most inexpensive things you can buy and you can easily stretch it out to feed the whole family. We tend to consider it one of our pantry staples, along with canned chicken, because it’s versatile and has a decently long shelf life.
Growing up tuna helper was always on the menu so as I got older, I became so sick of it that I couldn’t bring myself to buy canned tuna. However, when we would really hurt for money it was a go to because it only cost a couple of bucks per can and you could do so much with it.
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What To Make with Canned Tuna
If you find yourself on a tight budget or have a stockpile of canned tuna in the pantry, these canned tuna fish recipes are a great way to enjoy a delicious dinner on a budget.
We’ve added canned tuna recipes for both lunch and dinner. Light dishes are more for a lunch while the heavier canned tuna recipes can make a filling dinner.
What Can You Mix With Canned Tuna?
Since canned tuna is versatile, it can be mixed with a variety of different things. Many like to mix it with pasta, beans, eggs, and other budget friendly items. Cheese and veggies are other great ingredients to mix with canned tuna.
Are You Supposed to Cook Canned Tuna?
Tuna that comes in a can has already been cooked so it is safe to eat. You don’t have to cook it a second time but many do when they are adding it to other dishes.
Is Canned Tuna Healthy?
It is! Canned tuna is rich in proteins and vitamins so it’s a healthy ingredients for dishes or snacks. It’s full of Vitamin A, B, D, and iron. Tuna is also a source of healthy Omega 3 fatty acids.
However, it also contains mercury so you don’t want to go overboard with eating it. If you’re pregnant, you’ll want to limit the amount of tuna you take in.
More Easy Canned Tuna Recipes
Ready for more canned tuna recipes? These recipes should give you plenty of ideas on what to make with canned tuna.
Tuna Salad Boats. A tasty appetizer or snack idea that even the kids will enjoy!
Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps from Kalyn’s Kitchen. A low carb option when you want a filling canned tuna recipe!
Black Bean Ranch Healthy Tuna Salad from Dizzy Busy & Hungry. A healthy sandwich idea that’s made with black beans, ranch, and sunflower seeds.
Tuna Potato Salad Recipe from Maple and Mango. Baby potatoes, green beats, and tuna create a dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.
Tuna Pie from Low Carb Yum. Cheese, green beans, and tuna come together to create a flavorful dinner dish.
Tuna Avocado Melt from Dizzy Busy & Hungry. Tuna and avocado create a delicious dish and this melt is here to prove that.
Tuna Feta Salad from Healthy Life Trainer. A beautiful salad that you can enjoy as a side or for a main course, this tuna feta salad looks amazing!
Tuna and Zucchini Noodles in Spicy Asian Peanut Sauce from Mom Foodie. Tuna is mixed with zucchini noodles and tossed in a spicy Asian peanut sauce for a tasty dish.
Easy Tuna Potato Patties from It’s Not Complicated Recipes. An easy canned tuna recipe that you can whip together in no time!
Mediterranean Couscous Tuna Bowls from Babaganosh. Easy, healthy, and delicious, these tuna bowls will make a great light lunch or dinner.