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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

eat-yourself-skinny.com

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

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2. Tuna, Kale and Egg Salad

joythebaker.com

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

3. Tuna, White Bean and Kale Soup

closetcooking.com

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

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4. Creamy Shells with Tuna and Spinach

marthastewart.com

Macaroni and cheese might have some competition. Recipe here.

5. Emeril's Kicked-Up Tuna Melts

marthastewart.com

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

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6. Lower-Carb Easy Cheesy Tuna Casserole

laurenslatest.com

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

7. Breadless Tuna Melt In a Tomato

thepescetarianandthepig.com

Two, please! Recipe here.

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8. Avocado Tuna Salad

thehealthymaven.com

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

9. Tuna Cakes with Fresh Tomato Salsa

thenovicechefblog.com

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

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10. Chickpea, Tuna and Caper Orecchiette Pasta Salad

strawberryplum.com

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

11. Zucchini Tuna Melts

thehonoursystem.com

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

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12. Tuna Risotto Pie

chewtown.com

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

13. Tuna-Stuffed Peppers

macnifique.com

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

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14. Tuna Patties

simplyrecipes.com

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

15. Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

wearychef.com

Recipe here.

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16. Canned Tuna "Ceviche"

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

skinnytaste.com

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

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18. Curried Tuna Sandwich

saveur.com

No fork necessary. Recipe here.

19. Tuna and Radicchio with Quinoa and Parsley Vinaigrette

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.

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20. White Bean and Tuna Salad

saveur.com

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

21. Tuna-Stuffed Avocados

momendeavors.com

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

22. Tuna and Mushroom Potato-Topped Pie

bits-of-taste.blogspot.com

Fisherman's pie? Recipe here.

23. Mexican Chopped Tuna Salad with Creamy Cilantro Dressing

littlebroken.com

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

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