16 tinned tuna recipes
Transform a tin of tuna into a comforting meal with our handy ideas, from zesty linguine to loaded potato skins and cheesy tuna melts
Looking for tinned tuna recipes? Want to know how to transform your tin of tuna into a balanced meal? Check out our ideas for this storecupboard staple below, or try our chickpeas recipes .
Easy tinned tuna recipes
An absolute classic of a family recipe, made with tinned tuna and spiked with dried chilli flakes and rosemary. This comforting dish is a real crowd-pleaser and will be on the table in 50 minutes.
Use that tin of tuna alongside other storecupboard staples to make this vibrant, nutritious orzo pasta salad with roasted red peppers and black olives.
Turn the classic tuna niçoise salad into a lunchtime wrap with Nadine Brown's 25-minute recipe. It's a satisfying array of flavours and textures, perfect for a quick lunch.
Tinned tuna makes a great budget-friendly topping for a baked potato. This recipe adds cheese and spring onions for an extra melty finish, perfect for a comforting midweek meal.
This simple Italian pasta recipe with Sunblush tomatoes, capers and black olives makes for an easy storecupboard dinner, ready in 15 minutes.
This protein-packed, low-calorie salad is a quick and easy midweek meal. Make double the amount – it will taste better the next day as the tuna will have marinated in the dressing. Just leave out the rocket until you’re ready to eat it.
This is the perfect tinned tuna recipe for when you want to use up store cupboard staples. Simply boil and drain spaghetti before adding tinned tuna, capers, chilli, red onion, garlic and herbs. To give this dish an individual touch, add spices and herbs of your own choice.
Love jacket potatoes? This recipe uses tuna, spring onion, celery and sour cream to create a delicious jacket potato. It's really easy to make and perfect for when you're short on time.
A quick and simple pasta dish with tinned tuna, lemon, red onion and dill. Add some chilli or a tablespoon of drained capers for an extra kick. This would make a great fresh pasta salad too – just mix the salad with cooled short pasta such as fusilli.
Fishcakes are the ultimate comfort food and these ones, made using tinned tuna, are super easy. Squeeze over plenty of lemon juice and serve with a parsley, cucumber and caper salad.
Just tinned tuna, butter, cream and lemon zest make up this delicious pâté. Serve it with hot toast, olives and capers to impress the family using few ingredients.More pâté recipes here.
Grilled tuna melts are super comforting. This recipe is ready in under 30 minutes, perfect for a midweek pick-me-up.
For an easy, nutritious way to feed the family using minimal ingredients, try our tuna, sweet potato and gruyère melt.
Ready in 15 minutes, these cheat’s pizzas are great for a snack. Crusty ciabatta is topped with flaky tuna, sweet roasted red peppers and melted mozzarella. You could add a few sliced peppadew peppers for a sweet and spicy mix, black olives, or capers – whatever you have in the fridge!
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Check out this vibrant salad using tinned tuna. If you can’t get hold of edamame, double-podded broad beans or sliced mangetout would work well instead.
Perk up your lunch with this easy way to top your bagels. All you need is a tin of tuna, mayo, spring onions, capers, cornichons and parsley.