Tuna is such a great staple to have on hand and can lend itself to so many different recipes using canned tuna.
I know, I know, you might be thinking canned tuna…I’ve literally only ever used that for bland tuna sandwiches. But trust me, it can be used for so much more than that! From a simple casserole to (cheap and easy) gourmet and gluten-free fishcakes.
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Cheap and Easy Recipes Using Canned Tuna
Here are 25 meals that you can make tonight with that canned tuna that has been sitting in your pantry forever.
These quick and easy quesadillas are a fun twist on a classic. They are crispy, cheese, and a hint of spicy. Top them off with a drizzle or dollop of blue cheese dressing.
A classic recipe for tuna noodle casserole. Topped with cheese and French fried onions.
These Tuna Cakes are just like crab cakes … just without the hefty price tag. Made from canned tuna and topped with baked vegetables, they’re sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
Apples and pickles give this basic tuna salad recipe a sweet and sour crunch. I’ll show two you different ways to take this simple recipe and make a healthy tuna salad wrap. The perfect on the go meal.
This frugal tuna pasta bake recipe is sure to be a family favorite. Make ahead and freeze for when needed.
A new take on an old favorite that pairs Mexican flavors with healthy broccoli slaw, two kinds of melted cheese and canned tuna.
Elevated fishcakes with a zesty twist! Chili Lime Tuna Fishcakes that are gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, & soy-free, without the oil and baked in the oven. With a secret nutty ingredient for a super flavor-packed & healthy recipe, your family will love for dinner or lunch!
When it comes to easy dinner recipes for the family, nothing beats a casserole. This better-for-you tuna pasta casserole swaps out a few of the classic ingredients for healthier ones, for a casserole that is both delicious and guilt-free!
A healthy meal prep recipe in a pinch! These Cuban-Style Tuna Meal Prep Bowls are gluten-free, paleo, and perfect for a well-rounded lunch! With plantain chips, fresh veggies, jalapeno tuna, and a zesty dairy-free yogurt, you’ll be powering through that midday slump!
This Tuna Salad Recipe is quick and easy. Perfect for a quick lunch or a simple low carb meal.
A stunning Thai red curry made in just a few minutes for a light easy meal. Gluten-free and paleo, this tuna Thai red curry is lightened up and served over simple coconut cauliflower rice to bring it all together!
Not your classic tuna noodle casserole — this is a healthy and easy tuna casserole recipe with broccoli, cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing. Only six ingredients, low carb, and keto friendly.
This Stuffed Tomato Tuna Melt recipe is low carb and gluten-free. It makes a great quick lunch or dinner!
This quick and simple tuna casserole is the perfect dish to make when on a budget! It also freezes extremely well, so it’s great to double and save half as a make-ahead meal.
A quick, easy, and budget-friendly recipe for tuna patties that are crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside and bursting with tons of flavor from simple ingredients like onion, mustard, spices, and fresh lemon.
A simple canned tuna turned in an incredible Tuna Pie. It’s made with the addition of green beans and lots of cheese. It’s low carb and gluten-free.
An EASY tuna egg salad recipe! See how to make tuna salad with eggs in just 10 minutes. Plus, tuna and egg salad stores is healthy and perfect to make ahead.
An easy tuna patty recipe made without breadcrumbs. Healthy and made with mashed potatoes and veggies, these patties can be eaten either hot or cold.
This Easy Tuna Casserole is perfect to whip together for a busy weeknight! With not much prep work just throw everything in the pan and bake!
This easy Cheesy Tuna Panini is the perfect quick dinner or quick lunch to make! Pair up with a soup for a warm cozy meal that feels you up!
An easy delicious recipe with canned tuna! Made with a unique lemon dill aioli sauce that will make your taste buds sing!
You’ll love this Tuna & White Bean Salad with Red Wine vinegar dressing! It’s a really healthy, low-calorie lunch or dinner option, and is ready to eat in less than 5 minutes!
This budget-friendly tuna rice salad is amazingly delicious. Quick, and easy, perfect filling meal or side dish for busy moms.
This spicy tuna melt calzone recipe will be a hit among all ages! Perfectly filled and warmed calzones featuring a cheesy tuna center is the perfect year round. Can be frozen.
A fun twist on the traditional Italian bolognese, this super simple dish only takes 15 minutes to make and will quickly become a family favorite for busy weeknights.
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