19 Canned Salmon and Tuna Recipes You'll Actually Be Excited to Eat
Lemon-Dill Salmon Cakes
Once these lemony, crispy cakes are coated in panko bread crumbs and pan-fried, you'll never notice it started from canned salmon. Mix together plain Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and a pinch of fresh dill for a creamy dressing to top your salmon patty salad.
Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Canned seafood comes in oil or water. Here, we suggest seeking out tuna in oil since the rest of the pretty, composed salad is so lean. The extra fat boosts satisfaction and vitamin absorption.
Salmon Pot Pie
Pot Pie can be a daunting dish to bake up on a weeknight. Not this fast-forward fish version! A canned salmon and veggie filling cooks to bubbly perfection and is casserole-ready in about 10 minutes. Plus, the crust is almost instant since (our little secret!) it comes from the supermarket refrigerator.
Gluten Free Asparagus-Tuna Casserole
This gluten-free casserole is the ideal crowd-pleasing dish to serve in that long stretch when winter transitions into spring. Plenty of hearty potatoes and melted provolone will warm you up, while tuna in garlic oil and fresh asparagus pieces that make this dish one for anyone whether you need to be gluten-free or not.
Tuscan Tuna Mac Casserole
Can’t decide between tuna noodle casserole or mac and cheese? No need to choose just one when you can enjoy both in this scrumptious Italian herb-seasoned pasta bake. In addition to two cans of tuna, this casserole features a cup of sliced cremini mushrooms for another hearty, meat-like ingredient.
White Bean Tuna Salad
Salmon Patties with Parsley Mayo
With a meaty texture and a creamy parsley-mayo topping, these burger look-alikes will convince those who typically swim clear of salmon to catch their omega-3s for the day. Serve stuffed inside a bun or between two slices of toasted bread for a seafood sandwich.
Tarragon Tuna Melts
We're not skimping on the tuna in these seafood salad sandwiches. Each sourdough melt is stuffed with 3 ounces of tuna, plus juicy tomato slices. The sandwich gets the grilled cheese sandwich treatment by adding a slice of cheddar cheese to get melty and delicious on after a flip in a pan.
Mediterranean Salmon Wrap
If you're not keen on seafood salads mixed with mayo, try this light and refreshing canned salmon creation. Instead of mayonnaise, we use olive oil, lemon juice, and other Mediterranean classic pairings like Kalamata olives and diced red onion.
Tuna with Cheese Biscuits
Muffin Pan Tuna Melts
Fast Nicoise Salad
Tuna and Green Bean Bake
Calling all kids (and kids at heart)! A handful of cheesy fish-shape crackers give a colorful, crunchy finish in this playful green bean bake featuring canned tuna. Stick to light condensed soup and milk for less sodium and fat.
Related: 17 Great Green Bean Recipes
Avocado Ranch Tuna Melts
Ranch and tuna may seem like a weird combination, but don't knock it until you try it. Creamy avocado (another great source of omega-3) serves as the base to make this a heart-healthy light lunch.