We all have made a tuna casserole before but did you know there are plenty of delicious and fresh tasting dishes to be made with this thrifty standby. And canned tuna is a low-cost source of lean protein as well.

  1. Combine tuna with white beans, fresh herbs, onion, olive oil and lemon juice for a hearty salad.Tuna and bean salad
  2. Layer with onion, sliced hardboiled egg, raw veggies, and olive oil and vinegar on fresh crusty bread for a plain pan-bagnat. Wrap tightly and allow flavors to meld before serving. Cooking Light has a wonderful detailed recipe here.tuna pan bagnat
  3. Sauté with oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, capers or olives and fresh parsley for a quick pasta sauce. Found a great recipe on Martha Stewart here.spaghetti-with-tuna-036-md110958_vert
  4. Serve with radishes, olives, tomatoes, and boiled potatoes and green beans for a Nicosia Salad. Drizzle with a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil and Dijon mustard. found a detailed recipe from the kitchn here.Salad Nocoise
  5. Toss with pasta, cheddar and milk for a fortified mac ’n’ cheese! Hungry Girl has a tasty healthy recipe here.HG_s-Cheesy-Good-Tuna-Mac
  6. My favorite growing up with Creamed Tuna fish and Peas on toast. Make a simple white sauce; add 1 – 2 cans of tuna and some frozen peas. Serve hot on toast, this is my all time favorite comfort meal!Tunafish and peasDon’t forget to enter the KettlePizza giveaway HERE. The KettlePizza Deluxe Kit is perfect for cooking pizza on your Weber grill!

9 comments on “6 Things to Do With A Can of Tuna

Kim~madeinaday on August 24, 2015 6:45 pm

I’m liking the tuna & beans! Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on our MM Pinterest Board We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!
Best,
Kim

Nancy Wolff on August 24, 2015 9:28 pm

Kim,
I love the tuna and beans! 🙂

Jess on August 24, 2015 7:14 pm

Wow…this looks so interesting!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Karren Haller on August 25, 2015 12:34 pm

We like tuna sandwiches and on salads and in casseroles!

Nikki on August 25, 2015 2:48 pm

Some great options here! I’ve been wondering what to do with the cans of tuna that I got on sale. (Visiting from Tuesday’s Table link up.)

April J Harris on August 28, 2015 5:45 pm

Tuna is such a great store-cupboard staple and you’ve shared such delicious ways to serve it, Nancy. They are all frugal and very, very tasty too! Thank you for reminding me about tuna and peas – I haven’t had that in years and it really is the best comfort food! Sharing this post and it will be one of the features at next week’s Hearth and Soul. Thank you so much for being part of the hop.

Elaine on September 2, 2015 11:50 am

What great ideas for tuna!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

Becca @ The Earthlings Handbook on September 2, 2015 8:13 pm

Great ideas! You could also use tuna instead of salmon in Lemon Creamy Salmon with Tangy Greens, one of my family’s favorite meals.

Nancy Wolff on September 3, 2015 12:05 am

Good idea Becca!

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