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20 delicious recipes that use a can of tuna

Efficient, budget-friendly and healthy family meals are surprisingly easy to achieve with a can or two of tuna.

A store-bought tin of tuna not only makes for a delicious lunchtime staple, but is also a great starting point for a variety of tasty dinner options. Dressed up with the right ingredients, it can make a show-stopping meal that looks like it cost a lot more than it actually does. Here, we share our best tuna recipes for your inspiration.
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    Tuna salad sushi bowl

    Love sushi but hate the time it takes to roll? Save time tonight with this quick and delicious tuna salad sushi bowl! Simple, easy, and super tasty!

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    Tuna mac ‘n’ cheese

    A classic dish with a fishy twist! Serve with oak leaf and mixed herb salad with dijon vinaigrette.

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    Tuna and corn pies

    Crunch into these pies to taste the delicious, cheesy tuna centre. Serve with a fresh salad for a hearty meal or cut the pastry smaller to add a twist to the classic party pie.

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    Oven-baked tuna risotto

    Baking your risotto in the oven is a lot easier than standing over the saucepan, making it perfect for busy weeknight dinners. This one is packed full of protein-packed tuna and fresh tuna and tomatoes to create a delicious and nutritious dish.

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    Tuna and somen salad with lemon and wasabi dressing

    If you're looking for ways to make healthy food taste really delicious, you can't go past this quick Japanese salad - packed full of cool somen noodles, tuna, avocado, eggs and Kewpie mayonnaise.

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    Roasted tomato, tuna and quinoa salad

    Packed full of protein, this healthy salad is sure to keep you full until dinner time. Make a big batch for work lunches throughout the week, or serve as a light after-work family meal.

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    Tuna patty burger

    For a lighter take on the classic beef burger with the lot, these easy burgers are the way to go. With healthy tuna and potato patties, tomatoes, lettuce and mayo, it's sure to become a family favourite.

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    Easy crispy tuna pie

    Using handy supermarket shortcuts, this delicious seafood pie is packed full of flavour and crunchy. Serve up a big slice with a side salad for a healthy and filling meal your family will love to eat.

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    Bucatini puttanesca with tuna

    Add some spice to your life with this chilli pasta, complete with olives, capers and juicy chunks of tuna.

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    Broccolini and tuna fattoush salad

    Healthy eating can be easier than you think - you just need to know which ingredients work together to create something as satisfying as it is nourishing. This salad, packed with vitamin C-rich broccolini and delicious tuna, is the perfect idea for a nutritious work lunch or dinner.

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    Tuna and rocket tramezzini

    Homemade mayonnaise lifts this little tuna and rocket sandwich triangle into something else!

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    Potato, spinach and tuna bake

    With golden parmesan and a zesty tuna sauce this hearty bake will warm your family on cold winter nights.

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    Crispy tuna patties with tarragon dressing

    For a light, easy dinner that won't take hours to prepare, these delicious tuna patties are the perfect pick. Served on a bed of a veggie-packed salad and drizzled with a tasty tarragon and mustard dressing, this dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family.

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    Sushi sandwiches with tuna

    Quick and easy to make, these tuna sushi sandwiches are the perfect lunchbox snack for kids.

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