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23 Cool Things To Do With Canned Tuna

Canned tuna for dinner is often an act of desperation. I think it's time to change that.

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1. Tuna Rigatoni with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Perfect for anybody who has a beef with classic meat sauce. Recipe here.
eat-yourself-skinny.com

Perfect for anybody who has a beef with classic meat sauce. Recipe here.

2. Tuna, Kale and Egg Salad

Lots of flavor, lots of protein. Not bad for a salad. Recipe here.
joythebaker.com

Lots of flavor, lots of protein. Not bad for a salad. Recipe here.

3. Tuna, White Bean and Kale Soup

Tuna soup is good for the soul, too. Recipe here.
closetcooking.com

Tuna soup is good for the soul, too. Recipe here.

4. Creamy Shells with Tuna and Spinach

Macaroni and cheese might have some competition. Recipe here.
marthastewart.com

Macaroni and cheese might have some competition. Recipe here.

5. Emeril's Kicked-Up Tuna Melts

If you're gonna do the tuna melt, do it up. Recipe here.
marthastewart.com

If you're gonna do the tuna melt, do it up. Recipe here.

6. Lower-Carb Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole

Sometimes—too often, probably—"low-carb" is just code for "CHEESE." Recipe here.
laurenslatest.com

Sometimes—too often, probably—"low-carb" is just code for "CHEESE." Recipe here.

7. Breadless Tuna Melt In a Tomato

Two, please! Recipe here.
thepescetarianandthepig.com

Two, please! Recipe here.

8. Avocado Tuna Salad

Mayo's gonna be green with envy. Recipe here.
thehealthymaven.com

Mayo's gonna be green with envy. Recipe here.

9. Tuna Cakes with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Proof that fresh, healthy food doesn't have to cost a fortune. Recipe here.
thenovicechefblog.com

Proof that fresh, healthy food doesn't have to cost a fortune. Recipe here.

10. Chickpea, Tuna and Caper Orecchiette Pasta Salad

The capers lend a really great, salty kick to this filling salad. Recipe here.
strawberryplum.com

The capers lend a really great, salty kick to this filling salad. Recipe here.

11. Zucchini Tuna Melts

Anything that's a vessel for creamy tuna salad and melted cheese is OK in my book. Recipe here.
thehonoursystem.com

Anything that's a vessel for creamy tuna salad and melted cheese is OK in my book. Recipe here.

12. Tuna Risotto Pie

Repeat after me: "I promise to try anything at least once." This is worth it. Recipe here.
chewtown.com

Repeat after me: "I promise to try anything at least once." This is worth it. Recipe here.

13. Tuna-Stuffed Peppers

Use red, yellow and green peppers and this recipe will be so good it'll stop traffic. Recipe here.
macnifique.com

Use red, yellow and green peppers and this recipe will be so good it'll stop traffic. Recipe here.

14. Tuna Patties

Throw them on buns for easy tuna burgers! Recipe here.
simplyrecipes.com

Throw them on buns for easy tuna burgers! Recipe here.

15. Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Recipe here.

16. Canned Tuna "Ceviche"

Not a ceviche, because ceviche is raw and canned tuna is cooked. But still delicious and citrus-y. Recipe here.
skinnytaste.com

Not a ceviche, because ceviche is raw and canned tuna is cooked. But still delicious and citrus-y. Recipe here.

17. Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole

All of the classic tuna casserole ingredients without all of the fat. Recipe here.
skinnytaste.com

All of the classic tuna casserole ingredients without all of the fat. Recipe here.

18. Curried Tuna Sandwich

No fork necessary. Recipe here.
saveur.com

No fork necessary. Recipe here.

19. Tuna and Radicchio with Quinoa and Parsley Vinaigrette

The real lesson here is that with a great vinaigrette, any combination of crunchy vegetable + protein + grain can be an excellent dinner. Recipe here.
wearflatstodinner.com

The real lesson here is that with a great vinaigrette, any combination of crunchy vegetable + protein + grain can be an excellent dinner. Recipe here.

20. White Bean and Tuna Salad

This classic Italian dish is a very simple way to make canned tuna seem fancy. Recipe here.
saveur.com

This classic Italian dish is a very simple way to make canned tuna seem fancy. Recipe here.

21. Tuna-Stuffed Avocados

Mostly I'm excited about how cute they are. Recipe here.
momendeavors.com

Mostly I'm excited about how cute they are. Recipe here.

22. Tuna and Mushroom Potato-Topped Pie

Fisherman's pie? Recipe here.
bits-of-taste.blogspot.com

Fisherman's pie? Recipe here.

23. Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Anything chicken can do, tuna can do better. Recipe here.
littlebroken.com

Anything chicken can do, tuna can do better. Recipe here.

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