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15 Delicious Dishes Anyone Can Whip Up With A Can Of Tuna

All you need is a can of tuna and a few ingredients you (probably) already have.

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1. Avocado Tuna Salad

Creamy avocado, yummy tuna, and fresh slices of cucumber make this the perfect warm weather dish. Recipe here.

2. Classic Tuna Salad

Prep a large batch in advance and have it on toast, crackers, in a salad, or just by itself throughout the week. Recipe here.

3. Avocado Tuna Melt

There are tons of ways to enjoy a classic tuna salad, but none are as timeless as the tuna melt. Have it with fresh slices of ripe avocado, tomato, and your favorite melted cheese. Recipe here.

4. Tuna and Bacon Rice

When you combine tuna with bacon, delicious things can happen. Recipe here.

5. Garlic and Lemon Tuna Pasta

This pasta recipe is your pantry's best friend. It combines frozen peas, canned tuna, and pasta, and transforms it into a light and protein-packed dish you'll love reheating over and over. Recipe here.

6. Spicy Tuna Sliders

The secret here is literally in the sauce, which combines mayonnaise, Sriracha, and ginger for a slightly spicy flavor. Recipe here.

7. Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Drenched in a creamy, thick white sauce, this casserole is a crowd-pleasing comfort every potluck will love. Recipe here.

8. Nicoise Salad

This traditional French recipe calls for tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, olives, anchovies, tuna, potatoes, and green beans. As for the tuna, make sure to use one that's packed in olive oil instead of water. Recipe here.

9. Tuna and Chickpea Pita Pocket

If you want to make it even creamier, add a dollop of hummus (which you can easily make with two cans of chickpeas). Recipe here.

10. Spicy Tuna Bowl

There are hundreds of ways to compose a buddha bowl, but one of the easiest involves a can of tuna. Just lay it on a bed of rice and some veggies and drizzle your favorite dressing on top. If you want a little extra texture, a sprinkle of sesame seeds will do the trick. Recipe here.

11. Tuna Frittata

Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just as a snack. Why are eggs so good to us? Recipe here.

12. Creamy Orechiette Pasta With Goat Cheese

Creamy goat cheese brings all the ingredients together and makes this pasta dish extra filling. Recipe here.

13. Tuna, Tomato, and Peas Pasta

When pasta with red sauce sounds a little too basic, spruce it up with savory tuna and peas. If you have any leftover vegetables, this would be a good recipe to toss those into as well. Recipe here.

14. Tuna and Sesame Rice Balls

Onigiri, or rice balls, is a popular snack or light meal item in Japan. They're fun to make and fun to eat 😊. Recipe here.

15. Pickled Tuna Macaroni Salad

This variation on a tuna salad is studded with red pepper, onion, and dill for the perfect combination of zest, crunch, and green flavor. Recipe here.