9 Brilliant Ways to Use Canned Tuna

Tuna Escabeche Tostadas © Eva Kolenko
By F&W Editors Posted July 07, 2016

Go beyond the classic tuna salad.

From pasta to pizza, here are nine terrific ways to use the pantry staple.

1. Linguine with Tuna, Walnuts, Lemon and Herbs

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Canned tuna is excellent for quick, last-minute pasta sauces.

2. Tuna Pâté

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This rich pate pairs well with thick grilled toast or raw vegetables.

3. Tuna Banh Mi

Food & Wine: Tuna Banh Mi

© Eva Kolenko

F&W's Justin Chapple makes his best-ever tuna banh mi by mixing canned tuna, lime juice, fish sauce and jalapeno and spooning it onto a crusty baguette spread with mayonnaise.

4. Creamy Tuna Noodle Cazuela

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Jarred piquillo peppers and imported canned tuna from Spain add an Iberian twist to the classic American tuna casserole.

5. Tuna-and-Tomato Pizza with Aioli

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Chef Mauricio Couly tops thin, crispy pizza crusts with canned Italian tuna and garlicky aioli.

6. Tuna-Stuffed Potatoes

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This comforting potato dish features ingredients already available in most home kitchens.

7. Tabbouleh with Tuna

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Adding tuna to this delicious Middle Eastern salad transforms it into a main course.

8. Tuna Escabeche Tostadas

Food & Wine: Tuna Escabeche Tostadas

© Eva Kolenko

These quick and delicious tuna tostadas combine olive-oil-packed tuna with spicy pickled jalapenos and carrots.

9. Oregon Tuna Melts

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Approaching tuna-melt perfection, chef Tommy Habetz's sandwiches have the ideal tuna-to-cheese ratio. His smart idea: using balsamic vinaigrette in place of mayonnaise.

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