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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.

    1. Tuna Rigatoni with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    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.

    3. Tuna, White Bean and Kale Soup

    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.

    5. Emeril's Kicked-Up Tuna Melts

    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.

    7. Breadless Tuna Melt In a Tomato

    Two, please! Recipe here.

    8. Avocado Tuna Salad

    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.

    10. Chickpea, Tuna and Caper Orecchiette Pasta Salad

    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.

    12. Tuna Risotto Pie

    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.

    14. Tuna Patties

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

    15. Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

    16. Canned Tuna "Ceviche"

    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.

    18. Curried Tuna Sandwich

    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.

    20. White Bean and Tuna Salad

    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.

    22. Tuna and Mushroom Potato-Topped Pie

    Fisherman's pie? Recipe here.

    23. Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

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