Spicy tuna puttanesca recipe

Best tinned tuna recipes

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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 ways to use tinned tomatoes here, and chickpeas recipes here.



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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.

Tuna Melt Jackets Recipe

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 spaghetti with capers and chilli

This is the perfect tinned tuna recipe when you are wanting to use up that store cupboard essentials. 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 salad with red onions and beans

This protein-packed salad is a quick and easy midweek meal. It’s ready in just 10 minutes and is also healthy, at only 321 calories per serving. Make double the amount to eat later or to feed the family. 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. If you don’t like red onion, you could add sweetcorn, spring onions, or even peas, instead.

Tuna Salad Recipe with Red Onion and Beans

Tuna crunch baked potato

Love jacket potatoes? This recipe uses tuna, spring onion, celery and sour cream to create a delicious baked 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 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, if you mix the salad with cooked and cooled short pasta such as fusilli or farfalle. A delicious way to use up storecupboard ingredients.

Linguine Recipe with Tuna, Lemon and Dill

Tuna fishcakes with parsley and caper salad

Fishcakes = the ultimate comfort food. Squeeze over plenty of lemon juice and serve with a parsley, cucumber and caper salad.

Tuna Fishcakes with Parsley and Caper Salad Recipe

Tuna niçoise pâté

Put tuna, butter, cream and lemon zest in a food processor and blend. Season the mixture and place it in a cling-filmed tin. Leave the mixture in a fridge to cool overnight, and serve the next day with hot toast, olives and capers; the perfect weekend recipe 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 sweet roasted red peppers, flaky tuna 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 tuna salad. 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