Canned tuna is a time-saving pantry meat, perfect for 9 Easy Canned Tuna Meals. Here are 9 canned tuna recipes we have been making for years.

Friends, if you’re looking for recipes to make with tuna, I have an Easy Canned Tuna Meals list here today! Grab a recipe that looks good to you!

9 Easy Canned Tuna Meals

We buy tuna in the 8 pack at Costco, so we always keep it stocked in our pantry! Today we’re reaching into our pantry, and sharing old recipes that have been on my blog for years! We love tuna, and canned tuna is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to add protein to a meal.

A few things, besides thinking about food all day long (HA), is keeping busy during these times!

Getting out for a walk in the sunshine every day feels like a little slice of heaven. I’ve been walking 7 miles a day!

It’s easy to try to project ahead and figure out what the world might be like after all of this, but I’m reminding myself to stay daily present with the people around me, give thanks, and keep working hard. We made a chicken and rice soup the other night for dinner (recipe coming soon). Simple is good!

What can I mix with canned tuna?

    • Swap tuna into your favorite salmon or crab cake recipe.
    • Swap tuna into any “canned chicken” recipe.
    • Mix tuna into a vegetable or potato-based soup, or into stew instead of chicken.

What can you mix with tuna instead of mayo?

  • Low-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt (or cottage cheese) or olive oil (but you’ll need a seasoning).
  • You can add a tablespoon of dry Ranch dressing mix, or any kind of flavored salt.
  • Mix in some Dijon mustard, or even a dash of soy sauce or coconut aminos.
  • You can mix it into tuna, chicken salad, or egg salad to give you more of a tangy taste.

What is canned tuna?

There are two main kinds of canned tuna: Chunk white (albacore), which is what we buy at Costco, or chunk light and solid. Tuna (or tuna fish) is canned in edible vegetable oils, a brine, and water. All canned tuna is albacore, which is sold in canned form as “white meat tuna.”

9 Best TUNA recipes

These canned tuna recipes are perfect for weeknight dinners and quick and easy lunches. You can also grab my friend Cathy’s meals you can make with canned chicken recipes!

Best Tuna Sandwich Board

Build your own sandwich from ingredients on a Best Tuna Sandwich Board! Set out a tuna mixture, and your favorite bread, with melted cheese and fresh toppings!

1969 Classic Tuna and Noodles Potluck Dish

Tuna and Noodles Potluck Dish is indeed the best tuna noodle casserole. A classic made with large pasta shells, canned tuna, fresh dill, and a creamy sauce.

Potluck Spaghetti Tuna Salad Recipe

I know we won’t be going to any potlucks anytime soon, but this Potluck Spaghetti Tuna Salad Recipe is a party hit! Or, make for lunch or dinner, a delicious entree. Add your own variety of herbs – DELISH!

Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe

This Butter Leaf Lettuce Spicy Tuna Recipe is a healthy, tasty lunch or snack, with a spicy tuna mixture wrapped in lettuce leaves!

Spinach Sweet Pickle Tuna Flatbread Melts

These Spinach Sweet Pickle Tuna Flatbread Melts are one of our favorite cozy, lazy-day Sunday afternoon treats–broiled to perfection.

Tuna Pasta Salad

Delicious Tuna Pasta Salad is scrumptious to serve in canning jars; either cold for a luncheon or picnic, or you can even heat and eat it warm for dinner!

Tuna-Stuffed Peppers Appetizer

For a great lower calorie appetizer, try these Tuna-Stuffed Peppers Appetizer. Each bite is pure delight!

tuna sliders

Tuna Melt Sliders

Tuna Melt Sliders “Game Day Board” is a delicious way to serve a large group! Melt cheese with tuna on soft yeast rolls, with lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes! Half or quarter this recipe for now, since most of our gatherings are smaller.

Tuna Casserole Recipe

I’m sharing thoughts on the “art of cooking” and Tuna Casserole recipe, a twist on the classic, using ricotta cheese, peas, green onion, and Parmesan cheese.

Everyone loves egg and tuna sandwiches, right? At least I do, because I grew up with them.

ENJOY, dear friends!

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