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From Simple to Spectacular: 25 Tuna Recipes for Every Occasion!

Salutations, Seafoodies! 

There are more seafood superstars than we can count on one hand, but one that gets major kudos for its versatility and convenience is canned or pouched tuna. Whether you’re a seasoned tuna aficionado or just dipping your toes into the wonders of this pantry staple, there’s something special about tuna that deserves a little spotlight! 

First and foremost, tuna is a protein champion. Protein is important for building and repairing muscles, a healthy immune system and for stabilizing blood sugar levels. And having canned and pouched tuna in the cupboard means you’ll always have protein to add to any meal or snack. Plus, tuna also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help support optimal cardiovascular and brain function, making it a must for anyone looking to nourish their body and mind. Tuna is also a fantastic source of lean protein and a boatload of vitamins and minerals.

And let’s not forget that it’s versatile, widely accessible and ready when you are. Whether you prefer it canned or in a pouch, tuna is a budget-friendly option that’s ready to be transformed into a wide variety of delicious dishes at a moment’s notice. From salads to sandwiches, pasta to casseroles, the possibilities are endless (and flavorful)!

Whether you’re whipping up a quick meal for yourself or feeding a hungry family, our tuna recipe roundup is here to save the day with an unbeatable combination of taste, health benefits, and convenience. So, let’s raise a fork to this convenient protein!

Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice Rolls

Crispy Rice Roll with Spicy Tuna

Besides the fabulous taste and easy prep, we love that these rolls keep our energy up and midday cravings in check!

Air Fryer Mac ‘n’ Cheese Tuna Bites 

While everyone will love these tuna bites, they’re an especially satisfying snack for kiddos—big and small—and a smart way to incorporate more seafood into their diets.

Tuna Croquettes with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Tuna Croquettes with Lemon-Caper Sauce 

Full of healthy protein—try your hand at making these patties as a snack, light meal or even as a party appetizer.

Seared Ahi Tuna on Asian Slaw 

A snappy little slaw that will have you adding a bite to each forkful of  tuna—reach for this 20-minute dish the next time you are thinking “what’s for lunch!?” 

Mediterranean Tuna Pizza

If you’ve never had tuna as a pizza topping, it’s time to give it a try! Here’s a little tip—start with a premade flatbread or pizza crust for a real time-saver.

Mediterranean Tuna Skewers 

What’s so fabulous about this tuna recipe? Well, to start—it’s great tasting, nutritious and simple to prepare! Do we need to go on?

Tuna Puttanesca

Swirls of tuna, sauce and a tangle of linguine are the epitome of Mediterranean vibes when drizzled with a healthy serving of olive oil. 

Mediterranean Tuna and Pasta

We love tuna pasta that comes together in a snap! Once the laptops and laundry are put away—you can have dinner on the table in minutes.

Cheesy Pimento Tuna Melt 

Easy, cheesy and perfect for even the pickiest of palates—this recipe is simple enough for your older seafoodies to DIY as an anytime snack!

Sheet-Pan Recipe

Sheet-Pan Lemon Herb Tuna Steak and Potatoes

Weeknight cooking can be stress-free, all thanks to tuna! Believe us when we predict your family will be asking for seconds of this simple sheet pan meal.

Tuna Salad Dip

Try this tuna dip on a hoagie roll for a scrumptious sandwich, with tortilla chips, on crackers as an appetizer or all of the above.

Baked Tuna Stuffed Peppers

This colorful dish is a feast for the eyes and the palate! Just meal-prep ahead of time for an easy weekday breakfast.

Herbed Tuna and White Bean Salad

A speedy and delightful option, elevate this salad for special occasions by opting for freshly grilled tuna steaks instead of canned.

Tuna Potato Supper

You will never look at a baked potato the same way again! Try tuna as a topper for a twist on this great supper or side option.

Slow-Cooker Tuna Noodle Casserole

Add frozen mixed peas and carrots to up the veggie factor for a comforting tuna casserole, that slow-cooks itself! 

Tuna Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

Fish tacos fans! Get ready to fall head over heels as juicy Ahi tuna steaks take center stage when complemented by a zesty cilantro lime slaw.

Tuna Burrito

Rice and a few pantry staples are the best way to transform last night’s tuna leftovers into mouthwatering burritos!

Sweet & Spicy Tuna Wrap Recipe

Swapping out burgers and pizza for satisfying, low-calorie options like this tuna wrap may be a change at first, but it can have a significant impact on your diet.

Spicy Tuna Bowl

Got five minutes to spare? Then you have time to whip up a five-ingredient tuna bowl for a quick meal that is bursting with sushi-inspired taste!

Orzo, Bean, and Tuna Salad

Vibrant and healthy—keep this flavorful salad in your back pocket to pull out for potlucks and picnic season!

Linguine with Tuna, Lemon, and Dill

Tuna, red onion, lemon and dill are tossed together and served atop freshly cooked linguine for a supremely satisfying meal.

Tuna Niçoise Pâté

Ooh, la, la! Break out the tuna Pâté for a special occasion or simply because it’s a weekday ending in “y”!

Garden Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tart apples and fennel are an incredible pairing, but especially when mixed in with savory tuna!

Cheesy Tuna Toast with Olive Salsa

An unassuming slice of toast can be dressed up with the right toppings, like the tangy combo of salsa, tuna and melty mozzarella—creating a perfectly balanced bite.

Tuna, Corn and Egg Pies

Filled with the wholesome goodness of tuna, sweet corn, and hearty eggs, these savory pies are an inspired choice for any lunchbox.

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