Canned Salmon and Tuna Recipes You'll Actually Be Excited to Eat

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Reel in a dinner deal! From cheesy casseroles to crab cake knock-offs, these affordable and easy seafood recipes are ideal for mixing up your weeknight meal routine. Stock up on canned salmon or tuna packets and you'll be just minutes away from enjoying a heart-healthy entree.

Lemon-Dill Salmon Cakes

Once these lemony salmon patties are coated in panko bread crumbs and pan-fried, you'll never notice its canned fish rather than pieces of fillet hiding inside. Craving a creamy dressing for your salmon cake salad? Mix together ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt, ½ tablespoon lemon juice, and a pinch of fresh dill.

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 lean. The extra fat boosts satisfaction and vitamin absorption.

Salmon Potpie

Potpie 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 your winter bones, while tuna in garlic oil and fresh asparagus pieces feel oh-so-spring.

Tuscan Tuna Mac Casserole

Can’t decide between tuna noodle casserole or mac and cheese? Why choose just one when you can enjoy both in a 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, meatlike ingredient.

White Bean Tuna Salad

Talk about a dinner winner. This affordable, healthy, and herb-packed meal can be yours 20 minutes from now—and for just $1.48 per serving. Canned tuna (naturally), canned white beans, and a simple homemade red wine vinaigrette make it possible.

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 stellar seafood sandwich.

Tarragon Tuna Melts

We're not skimping on the tuna in these seafood salad sandwiches. Each sourdough melt showcases 3 ounces of tuna, plus juicy tomato slices and a melty slice of cheddar cheese.

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 call for olive oil, lemon juice, and other Mediterranean mainstays like Kalamata olives and diced red onion.

Tuna-Noodle Casserole

No cans required here. You can taste the made-from-scratch difference in this tuna noodle casserole that's coated in a decadent sauce made with 100 percent recognizable ingredients including milk, cheddar cheese, butter, and mustard.

Mediterranean Salmon Spread

Give hummus the day off and scoop up this salmon and sour cream dip instead. Fresh mint and red sweet pepper give it visual (and edible) vibrancy—and make it perfectly fitting to serve at holiday parties, too.

Tuna with Cheese Biscuits

Swap your usual biscuit-topped chicken casserole for this cheesy tuna recipe. The garlicky biscuits on top taste just like the seafood restaurant chain bread basket favorites!

Muffin Pan Tuna Melts

All the melty goodness; no griddle required! Build open-faced tuna sandwiches in muffin cups, then pop them in the oven for a hands-off snack. (Or serve two and a salad to make these melts a meal.)

Tuna and Green Bean Bake

Calling all kids—and kids at heart! A handful of cheesy fish-shape crackers give a hat tip to the canned tuna in this playful green bean bake. Stick to light condensed soup and milk, then each scoop will only have 6 grams of fat and 400 milligrams of sodium (compared to 23 grams of fat and 990 milligrams of sodium in our classic tuna-noodle casserole).

Fast Nicoise Salad

Why spend $10+ for a restaurant salad when you can build a way more budget-friendly Nicoise at home in just 20 minutes? The combo platter of pouch tuna and hard-cooked egg gives each satisfying serving 20 grams of protein.

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