Canned Fish Recipes

You can make delicious salads, sandwiches, spreads, dips and more with canned fish! Check out recipes using canned tuna, salmon, sardines and more.

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Tuna Casserole

Rating: 3.29 stars 824
Break out a family favorite: tuna casserole. The traditional comfort food is great for serving large groups. In our tuna casserole recipe, we cut the sauce with chicken broth, but there's enough milk to make this casserole feel indulgent.

Tuna-Noodle Casserole with Cauliflower

Rating: 3.68 stars 78
Definitely an improvement on the original, adding cauliflower to this classic creamy casserole really does take it to to the next-level of deliciousness.

Tuna Tomato Pasta

Rating: 2.95 stars 21
Keep a few staples in your pantry to make dinner on nights when you're not going to get to the grocery store.From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Emeril's Kicked-Up Tuna Melts

Rating: 3.63 stars 237
Little ones will have fun measuring and mixing ingredients for the tuna melts.

Mediterranean Tuna-Noodle Casserole

Rating: 3.73 stars 349
Choose best-quality tuna that's packed in olive oil for this dish. Even after draining it, you'll get moister, richer results than if you used water-packed tuna.

Lemon-Herb Sardine Salad

Rating: 3.48 stars 31
Get your dose of healthy oils with this lemony sardine mix over lettuce.

Pan-Fried Sardines

The canned sardines are coated in cornmeal and fried up in minutes for a delicious appetizer.

Creamy Shells with Tuna and Spinach

Rating: 3.55 stars 205
This update to the old-fashioned tuna casserole is just as delicious as you remember: It gets a fresh taste from spinach and a fun shape from shells.

Pan-Fried Salmon Cakes

Don't use thin pretzels in this recipe--they'll make the cakes too salty.

Martha's Favorite Tuna Salad Sandwich

Rating: 3.12 stars 261
This recipe for Martha's Favorite Tuna Salad Sandwich makes a healthy meal for lunch or dinner.

Pasta Peperonata with Tuna and Olives

Cherry tomatoes and a colorful combination of bell, sweet, and banana peppers are teamed with four pantry powerhouses to make a flavorful sauce for spaghetti: jarred tuna, golden raisins, Kalamata olives, and Parmesan cheese.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chopped Salad with Tuna

Rating: 3.15 stars

The secret to making a great chopped salad is to cut the ingredients into chunks that are all the same size and to include contrasting textures. Instead of using tuna, try leftover cooked chicken.