Canned Tuna Recipes

Casseroles, sandwiches, appetizers and more! See everything you can do with that can of tuna.

Staff Picks

Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

Rating: 4.24 stars
Who needs crab and a deep fryer to enjoy these tasty delights? Tuna works great and a light pan searing does the job of cooking up this tasty treat without all the fat! Serve with hot sauce or mayonnaise.

Herbal Tuna Salad

Rating: 3.94 stars
A new and exciting way to dress up your standard tuna salad. Serve as an appetizer with rich crackers or with a lettuce leaf and melba toast.

Best Tuna Melt (New Jersey Diner Style)

Rating: 4.59 stars
If you order a tuna melt in a New Jersey diner, you'll get something very similar to this! My method of topping the tuna salad with cheese FIRST, then tomato and more cheese, keeps the toppings from sliding off the bread.

Tuna Zucchini Elbow Pasta

Rating: 4.35 stars
This simple pasta dish with tuna and zucchini is incredibly delicious and so easy! It's not fancy, it's just dinner.

Best Tuna Casserole

Rating: 4.32 stars
This is a tuna casserole that even my picky family loves! The potato chips give the casserole a crunchy crust.

Campbell's® Tuna Noodle Casserole

Rating: 4.39 stars
Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup flavors a creamy sauce that is mixed with tuna, egg noodles and peas, topped with a crunchy bread crumb topping and baked to perfection.
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Easy Tuna Patties

Rating: 4.55 stars
These patties are great dipped in ketchup, mustard, or hot sauce. They are also great as a sandwich.

Quick and Easy Tuna Casserole

Rating: 4.32 stars
Quick and Easy Tuna Casserole is perfect for the busy mom!

Spicy Tuna Rice Bowl

Rating: 4.44 stars
What we have here is equal parts tuna and rice by weight, which for me, gives this the perfect balance between protein and starch. While this may remind some people of a fried rice dish, this is significantly lighter, and actually very low on the fat content, but that doesn't mean it's not satisfying, and like most rice dishes, it's very comforting.

Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

Rating: 4.39 stars
No canned soup mix in this recipe! Mushrooms, onions, celery, and peas all go into this comfort casserole.

How to Make a Tuna Melt

Rating: 4.88 stars
This is dedicated to all those chefs who tell you to never, ever mix fish and cheese together; and yet there they are, at the diner at 2:00 in the morning. And you know what they eat? Tuna melts. And the reason they do is because it is delicious.

Barbie's Tuna Salad

Rating: 4.56 stars
This is a really great tuna salad recipe I got from a friend who used it in her catering service business many years ago. The secret ingredients are the curry and Parmesan cheese! Odd combinations but this makes a terrific tuna sandwich! She used it for an appetizer with gourmet crackers and people always wanted her recipe. I have never tasted another tuna salad quite like this one, and it has been my favorite recipe for tuna salad for many, many years.

Inspiration and Ideas

Tuna, Avocado and Bacon Sandwich
Rating: Unrated
"My husband said this was one of the best tuna sandwiches he has ever had! I did melt the cheese on top." – Whitney
Easy Tuna Casserole
Rating: Unrated
"Very good. I used what I had on hand—colby-jack cheese instead of cheddar. I also added black pepper and green peas. My husband and I loved it!" – kendra.regaldo

Simple Tuna Melts

Rating: 3.96 stars

This is a simple, less rich, but very tasty recipe for tuna melts. It's the only tuna melt I make and my husband is a convert from the traditional kind to mine!