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Quick Easy and Nutritious Canned Tuna Recipes

Posted On May 24, 2017 at 10:52 pm by / Comments Off on Quick Easy and Nutritious Canned Tuna Recipes

Quick easy and nutritious available everywhere is a common staple for people on diets and fitness people trying to get some extra protein and eat better.  Instead of just dumping a can of tuna over some brown rice and eating it, let’s offer up some basic Tuna recipes to make your can of tuna more exciting.   Here are 10 tried true and tested meals from a Canned Tuna.

Quick easy and nutritious Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes

Ingredients:

1 large potato, peeled and cubed
4 cans (3 oz.) tuna, drained
1 egg
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp. mustard
1 tbsp. dry breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tsps. garlic powder (or real garlic)
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:

Cook the potatoes until tender, drain and allow to dry out so you can proceed to mash it (try to avoid using instant potatoes), Mix in the tuna, egg, onion, mustard, bread crumbs, garlic, seasoning, pepper, salt into the mashed potatoes and blend nicely.  Portion out into 8 or 10 equal portions and shape into patties.  Heat the patties in olive oil in a skillet until brown and crisp.

Asian Tuna Patties

Ingredients:

2 cans (5 oz.) tuna, drained and flaked
1 egg
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
3 green onions, minced
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp. ketchup
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup cornmeal
2 tbsps. olive oil

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix tuna, egg, bread crumbs, green onions, and garlic.  Blend soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, ketchup, sesame oil, and pepper into the mixture. Form into 6-8 patties, coat with cornmeal, heat until golden brown.

Tuna Cakes

Ingredients:

2 eggs
2 tsps. lemon juice
3 tbsps. grated Parmesan cheese
10 tbsps. Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
3 (5 oz.) cans tuna, drained
3 tbsps. diced onion
1 pinch ground black pepper
3 tbsps. Olive oil

Directions:

Beat eggs and lemon juice in a bowl, stir in the cheese and bread crumbs, fold in the tuna and onion mixing well, season with pepper, form into 8-10 patties, heat in olive oil until golden brown.

BBQ Tuna Fritters

Ingredients:

1 can (5 oz.) tuna in water, drained
1 egg
2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
3 tbsps. barbeque sauce
3 tbsps. chopped green onion
1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce, or to taste
1/2 tsp. dried savory
1 pinch salt
2 tbsps. olive oil

Directions:

Stir together the tuna, egg and oats until blended, mix in the barbeque sauce, green onion, hot pepper sauce, savory, and salt. Heat the oil and form 8-10 patties of the mixture and and cook until golden brown.

Tuna Burgers

Ingredients:

1 (5 oz.) can tuna, drained
1 egg
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/3 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced celery
1/4 cup minced red bell pepper
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsps. chili sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1 dash hot pepper sauce
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
4 hamburger buns
1 tomato, sliced

Directions:

Combine tuna, egg, bread crumbs, onion, celery, red bell pepper, mayonnaise, hot chili sauce, chili sauce, dill, salt, pepper, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well.  Shape into 4-5 patties, fry until cooked through.  Sever on a bun like a hamburger.

Avocado Tuna Salad

Ingredients:

2 cans of flaked light tuna
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 red apple, chopped
1/4 cup chopped, toasted walnuts
1 tbsp. pickle juice
1 tsp dried dill
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions for Quick easy and nutritious tuna recipe:

In a large bowl, mash up avocado add in tuna, celery, red onion, apple and walnuts mixing well, when done add in pickle juice, dried dill, Dijon, cumin and salt and pepper while continue to mix up all ingredients.  Eat plane or server on bread.

Quick easy and nutritious  Tuna Melt Mini Muffins

Ingredients:

1 can (5 oz.) tuna in water
1/4 cup Ranch salad dressing
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper
2 tbsps. chopped chives
1/2 cup all-purpose baking mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees F and spray muffin pans with non stick spray.  Mix together tuna, salad dressing and Cheddar cheese. Add salt and pepper, to taste. In a separate bowl, whisk together baking mix, milk and eggs until well blended.  Spoon 1 tbsp. batter into each muffin cup. Top with 1 tsp. of tuna mixture. Top again with 1 additional tsp. of batter. Bake about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool, and serve with more dressing.

Tuna Pot Pie

Ingredients:

1 can tuna, drained
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup frozen chopped onion, thawed
1 box frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 cup chopped cooked potato
Salt and pepper
1  can Instant refrigerated biscuits, quartered

Directions for Quick easy and nutritious tuna :

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat up the soup and milk on low heat and stir in the vegetables, tuna, potato, and salt and pepper.  Cook until a low boil, spoon the mixture into a casserole pan and top with biscuits.  Bake for 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown.

Tuna Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup thin celery slices
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 can (5 oz.) tuna
1 can (8 oz.) pineapple tidbits, drained
1/2 cup halved, seedless grapes
2 cups diced red apples
Mayonnaise
Crisp salad greens

Directions:

Combine Celery, Walnuts, Tuna, Pineapple, Grapes, and apples with the mayonnaise, lightly mix, serve on a salad greens.

Quick easy and nutritious Tuna Melt

Ingredients:

1 can (5 oz.) tuna, drained
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 1/2 tbsps. finely chopped onion
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
3/4 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 pinch salt
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
4 slices seedless rye bread
8 slices ripe tomato
8 slices Swiss cheese paprika, for garnish

Directions for Quick easy and nutritious tuna melt:

Preheat the oven to broil.  Mix the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, onion, parsley, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.  Place the rye bread slices on a baking sheet, and broil until lightly toasted or in a toaster.  Spread on the tuna Salad mix, put a cheese on, tomato slice, then another slice of cheese.  Broil until cheese is melted.

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