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.
Tuna Sandwiches & Patties
Plain tuna sandwiches can get pretty boring. I remember dreading eating soggy tuna fish sandwiches every day for lunch in elementary school. My mother was not very creative with her brown bag lunches.
These tuna "sandwiches" are flavorful, crunchy, and won't leave you hungry for more. There are also some delicious tuna patty recipes that you can enjoy by themselves or stick them on a bun and enjoy as a sandwich.
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.
Pair with some fragrant rice and some steamed veggies.
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!
Instead of breadcrumbs, this tuna casserole is topped with whole wheat crackers, yum!