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Easy tinned tuna recipes

Tuna pasta bake

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.

Tuna melt pasta bake in an oval dish

Tuna, orzo and bean salad

Use that tin of tuna alongside other storecupboard staples to make this vibrant, nutritious orzo pasta salad with roasted red peppers and black olives.

Orzo, Bean and Tuna Salad on Two Plates

Tuna wraps

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.

Wraps with eggs and salad and tuna

Tuna melt jackets

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.

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Spicy tuna puttanesca

This simple Italian pasta recipe with Sunblush tomatoes, capers and black olives makes for an easy storecupboard dinner, ready in 15 minutes.

Spicy tuna puttanesca recipe

Tuna salad with red onions and beans

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.

Tuna Salad Recipe with Red Onion and Beans

Tuna spaghetti with capers and chilli

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.

Spaghetti with tuna, capers and chilli

Tuna crunch baked potato

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.

Tuna baked potato

Tuna linguine with lemon and dill

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.

Linguine Recipe with Tuna, Lemon and Dill

Tuna fishcakes with parsley and caper salad

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.

Tuna fishcakes with parsley and caper salad on a plate

Tuna niçoise pâté

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.

Tuna Niçoise Pâté Recipe

Grilled tuna melts

Grilled tuna melts are super comforting. This recipe is ready in under 30 minutes, perfect for a midweek pick-me-up.

Grilled Tuna Melts Recipe

Tuna, sweet potato and gruyère melt

For an easy, nutritious way to feed the family using minimal ingredients, try our tuna, sweet potato and gruyère melt.

Tuna, Sweet Potato and Gruyère Melt Recipe

Tuna panini pizzas with red peppers

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!

Roasted Red Pepper and Tuna Panini Pizzas Recipe

Edamame, potato and tuna salad

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.

Edamame, Potato and Tuna Salad Recipe

Tuna and caper bagels

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.

Easy Bagel Topping Recipes

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