Everyone's got a can of tuna in their pantry, right? So aside from sandwiches what can you make with tuna? The sky is the limit with this humble pantry staple and the recipes below will prove it.
You'll find everything from easy appetizers to gourmet entrees (including a fabulous stir fry!) all made that more delicious with the addition of canned tuna.
Both oil-packed and water-packed canned tuna may be used in these recipes but we prefer the former because it preserves its texture better.
Ready to cook? Let's see what you can make with tuna tonight.
Spicy Tuna Quiche
A tin of tuna, filo pastry dough and veggies are all you'll need to whip up this easy breezy quiche laced with chili peppers.
This legendary Northern Italian dish features veal served with a creamy tuna sauce. The combo may seem odd but the flavor is delicious. We promise.
Avocado Tuna Salad
Bored of ordinary tuna salad? Try this avocado-loaded version from Nathasha's Kitchen. It's tasty, easy to make and good for you.
Pasta Salad with Tuna
Pasta salad is an obvious choice for canned tuna but you can liven things up by adding arugula, fresh red onion, basil, cherry tomates and lemon juice.
These stuffed tomatoes are low carb and easy to make. The filling is flavored with tuna, sage, scallions, extra virgin olive oil and green peppercorns.
New Potatoes with Tuna Dip
Here is a simple but flavorful side dish perfect for any barbecue: boiled new potatoes sautéed with lemon and parsley then served with a creamy tuna dip. Yum!
Easy Tuna Pasta Bake
You won't believe how delicious this baked pasta dish is considering the simple ingredients used in its preparation: pasta, tomato sauce, canned tuna, basil, onions, garlic and cheese.
Famed Spanish artist Salvador Dalí was rumored to have loved this recipe of spaghetti served with a tuna-infused tomato sauce.
Tuna makes a superb substitute for crabmeat and is more economical.
If you'd like to prepare tuna patties just follow this recipe for crab cakes and swap the crabmeat for canned tuna.
Tuna Stir Fry
Did you know tuna is an excellent base for a stir fy?
Try your hand at this fun recipe from Youtuber Poonam Borkar that's loaded with veggies and flavor.