36 Easy Canned Tuna Recipes plus useful storage information

These canned tuna recipes are the perfect way to try something new with a pantry staple. Use this collection of 36 delicious recipes for your next family dinner. So go ahead and stock up on this American classic.

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Canned Tuna Recipes

Canned tuna is an American pantry staple. It’s inexpensive and very versatile.

The problem can be getting into a recipe rut of tuna salad sandwiches. So we searched the internet for the best recipes using canned tuna so that you can try new dishes and find your new family favorite.

Tuna is very flavorful and full of important nutrients. It makes a tasty appetizer, side dish, or an easy dinner idea.

Canned Tuna FAQ

Does canned tuna need to be cooked?

No! The tuna is cooked long enough during the canning process to be safe to eat.

How long does canned tuna fish keep?

Unopened canned can be kept for 3-5 years!

How do you store tuna after opening the can?

Refrigerate an opened can of tuna, in an airtight container, for 1-2 days.

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Each recipe idea will tell you:

If this is your first time visiting the site, you should know that I’m up for the challenge of helping you find a new favorite way to use canned meat. Each of these delicious tuna recipes will give you some information, so you can make the best choice for your family.

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How much tuna you will need
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)

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What to make with canned tuna

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Ingredients that work well with a can of tuna

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • red onion
  • bell peppers
  • green beans
  • green onion
  • fresh herbs
  • lemon juice
  • hot sauce
  • sour cream
  • Greek yogurt

Recipes using Canned Tuna

Our goal is to help you find ideas using the food you already have in your pantry.

Each of these tuna dishes will give you some important information so that you can pick the best recipe for your needs.

Check out the creator that published each idea to use their recipe and tips.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc.

Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items

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