15+ Canned Tuna Recipes

Canned tuna is seriously underrated. It's a cheap and easy way to add protein to any dish, and it works well with so many ingredients. Whether you're looking for a salad with a twist or a delicious bowl of pasta, we've got tons of recipes to keep that can of tuna interesting and delicious.
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Curry in a Hurry Tuna Salad

Curry in a Hurry Tuna Salad

Put an Indian twist on tuna salad with this six-ingredient recipes. It tastes great on bread, in lettuce cups, or just straight out of a bowl. 

Recipe: Try our Curry in a Hurry Tuna Salad

Mediterranean Tuna & Potato Salad

Mediterranean Tuna & Potato Salad

This is like Greek salad but better. Red potato wedges, green beans, olives, tuna, tomato, and feta all get tossed in a simple garlicky rosemary vinaigrette for a delicious side or lunchtime main. 

Recipe: Try our Mediterranean Tuna & Potato Salad 

Waffled Tuna Melts

waffled tuna melts

If you can have a tuna melt on waffled wheat bread, there's really no reason to have it any other way. 

Recipe: Try our Waffled Tuna Melts 

Spaghetti with Cauliflower & Tuna

Spaghetti with Cauliflower & Tuna

Toss tuna, cauliflower, and herbs into your spaghetti for a light, easy twist on pasta night. 

Recipe: Try our Spaghetti with Cauliflower & Tuna

Tuna Puttanesca

tuna puttanesca

It's a puttanesca party, and you're invited! Give classic puttanesca a protein boost with two cans of tuna. 

Recipe: Try our Tuna Puttanesca 

Tuna Orzo Salad

tuna orzo salad

Orzo and chickpeas form the base of this colorful veggie-filled salad. Go with yellow peppers to make it extra bright! 

Recipe: Try our Tuna Orzo Salad 

Sicilian Tuna-and-Potato Salad

sicilian tuna and potato salad

Serve this hearty salad with some ciabatta for a full-blown Italian feast. 

Recipe: Try our Sicilian Tuna-and-Potato Salad 

Not-Your-Mama’s Tuna Salad

Not-Your-Mama's Tuna Salad

Don't get us wrong. Your mom is great. But this take on tuna salad—with pesto, roasted red pepper, and shell pasta—is equally great. 

Recipe: Try our Not-Your-Mama’s Tuna Salad

Tuna and Shells

Tuna and Shells

This creamy pasta-packed bake is mixed with veggies and tuna for a crowd-pleasing dinner. 

Recipe: Try our Tuna and Shells 

Tuna Puttanesca & Penne

tuna puttanesca and penne

Pro tip: Save some pasta cooking liquid before draining so you can add it to your sauce to loosen it up!

Recipe: Try our Tuna Puttanesca and Penne

No-Bake Tuna Casserole

no bake tuna casserole

This tuna casserole can be cooked right in a frying-pan, no oven necessary! 

Recipe: Try our No-Bake Tuna Casserole

Baked Pesto Gnocchi with Tuna

baked pesto gnocchi with tuna

Pesto gnocchi is good on it's own. But with a bit of tuna and spinach mixed in and homemade Parm-ciabatta breadcrumbs on top, it's one of our favorite 30-minute dinners. 

Recipe: Try our Baked Pesto Gnocchi with Tuna

Mediterranean Tuna Melt Paninis

mediterranean tuna melt paninis

Provolone and swiss make this panini extra melty. 

Recipe: Try our Mediterranean Tuna Melt Paninis

Spinach & Artichoke Tuna Melts

spinach and artichoke tuna melts

If you love spinach and artichoke dip, this melt was made for you! Tuna makes it a hearty midday meal or party app. 

Recipe: Try our Spinach and Artichoke Tuna Melts

Italian Tuna Rolls

Italian Tuna Rolls

Tuna, arugula, and red onion get topped with a yummy basil-mayo for these quick and easy sandwiches. 

Recipe: Try our Italian Tuna Roll

Greek Tuna Salad Pasta

Greek Tuna Salad Pasta

Everything you love about Greek salad just got better—because now pasta and tuna are in the mix. 

Recipe: Try our Greek Tuna Salad Pasta