8 Canned Tuna Budget-Friendly Dinners


Canned tuna is the hidden gem of the food world.  It’s a cheap, lean protein that doesn’t have a strong taste once it’s mixed into dishes. It comes pre-cooked in a convenient little tin, doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and is loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acid.  We’ve found eight amazing canned tuna budget-friendly dinners and recipes that are delicious and quick to serve!

1. Tuna Tortellini Salad

Tuna Tortellini Salad

Pasta and tuna go together like two besties in a boat! And our exclusive, original recipe for Tuna Tortellini Salad is an all-time favorite flavor combo. Perfect for potlucks, it also makes a great lunchbox meal because it’s delicious served hot or cold! Find this exclusive to The Good Stuff recipe here.

2. Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle CasseroleSource: kitchme.com

This tuna noodle casserole is perfect for nights when you need a comforting and filling dinner. This budget-friendly classic is a must for your weeknight menu.

3. Linguine with Tuna

Linguine with TunaSource: kitchme.com

Salty olives, capers, and tangy tomatoes combine with flaked tuna to make a tasty linguine puttanesca.  Raid your cupboards and make this budget-friendly meal that’s comforting and delicious.

4. Tuna and Green Bean Salad

Tuna and Green Bean SaladSource: kitchme.com

This refreshing green bean salad with tuna is perfect when you need to get your diet back on track.  It delivers plenty of lean protein, and all the veggies will fill you up and have you feeling healthy and vibrant.

5. Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Bell PeppersSource: aseasyasapplepie.com

These gluten-free quinoa stuffed bell peppers are a delicious and effortless meal. The rice in the recipe is swapped with quinoa and tuna replaces ground beef.  These delicious peppers are healthier but still satisfying and loaded with flavor.

6. Tuna Patty Burgers

Tuna Patty BurgersSource: kitchme.com

Serve these hot and crispy tuna patty burgers with a creamy tartar sauce.  They make a tasty, healthy meal that adds an exciting change to your weeknight menu.

7. Spicy Tuna Pasta

Spicy Tuna PastaSource: kitchme.com

This spicy tuna pasta salad is a quick, filling, and healthy meal.  Make it on a busy weeknight when you need a low-fat dinner option that can be tossed together in minutes.

8. Tuna Fish Quiche

Tuna Fish QuicheSource: hungryshots.com

This tuna fish quiche is a quick, budget-friendly meal.  Buy a pre-made pie-crust and fill it with eggs, tuna, and veggies for a delicious, protein-filled meal.

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