12 Easy Tuna Fish Recipes To Try Out

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Tuna can be an easy ingredient to get hold of, especially since it’s widely available in cans. While this can make it an often overlooked fish, it can be a versatile and affordable option for lots of recipes. Plus, it’s packed with protein.

Because tuna can be such a great tasting fish to cook with, we have found our favorite tuna fish recipes to show you just some of the meals you can make, so you can see for yourself just how versatile it can be.

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12 Of The Easiest Tuna Fish Recipes To Try Out

1: Southern Italian Grilled Tuna Steaks

If you love Italian flavors, this may become your go-to tuna fish recipe. This delicious recipe takes inspiration from Southern Italy so you can recreate those wonderful Mediterranean flavors at home.

These Italian grilled tuna steaks can be on your dinner table in just over 15 minutes and should go perfectly with a pesto pasta or fresh salad on the side.

Ingredients:

  • Tuna steaks
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Vermouth or dry white wine
  • Kalamata olives
  • Capers
  • Lemon
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Parsley

Try this dish at home; you’ll find the full recipe here.

2: Easy Tuna Salad

This tuna salad adds a little twist to the classic tuna mayo by using Greek yogurt. The recipe used canned tuna and can be a quick and easy way to add some fish to weekday lunches. Add it to a sandwich or mix it in with some pasta.

Ingredients:​

  • Canned tuna
  • Greek yogurt
  • Relish
  • Red onion
  • Celery
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Find this tasty tuna salad recipe here.

3: Tuna Fried Rice

This Tuna Fried Rice is a simple dish that’s all about convenience. Using frozen peas and canned tuna, you can whip this up in only 15 minutes. Plus, you can cook the rice ahead of time and have your ingredients ready to go whenever the mood for tuna fried rice strikes.

Ingredients:

  • Canned tuna
  • Cooked rice
  • Peas
  • Soy sauce
  • Sunflower seeds or nuts (optional)
  • Green onions (optional)

Check it out here.

4: ​​Pan-Seared Tuna Steaks With Spanish Olives And Herbs

This pan-seared tuna steak recipe can let you bring the taste of Spain to your own kitchen. It is a simple recipe that is easy to make and easy to follow. Serve this flavorsome Mediterranean dish with a fresh side salad for a healthy midweek dinner.

Ingredients:

  • Tuna steaks
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • White wine
  • Green olives
  • Lemon
  • Parsley
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

Find this delicious recipe here.

5: Fried Tuna Po’Boy

This is one way to add a bit of fun to your tuna fish and can be a tasty lunch. This Fried Tuna Po’Boy recipe is a great twist on a Louisiana classic. Using canned tuna for added convenience, you could be eating this dish in just 20 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • Canned tuna
  • Egg
  • Green onion
  • Mayonnaise
  • Relish
  • Dijon mustard
  • Capers
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Spicy remoulade sauce
  • Hoagie bread roll

Click here to check out the whole recipe for your yourself.

6. Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Tuna Steaks And Potatoes

This quick and simple tuna steak dish takes just 30 minutes to make and is all cooked on the one sheet pan, which leaves you more time to either entertain your guests or chill out with your feet up. Ideal for busy families and weeknight dinners.

Ingredients:

  • Tuna fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Baby red potatoes
  • Parmesan cheese

Check out the full recipe

7. Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake

This is a delicious meal to make for a family gathering. It can also be a great dish to make ahead of time so it’s ready to bake as soon as you’re home from work or a weekend full of activities. With its cheesy flavors and crunchy crust, this may well end up being one of your weekly favorites.

Ingredients:

  • Pasta
  • Canned tuna
  • Butter
  • All purpose flour
  • Milk
  • English mustard
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Sweetcorn
  • Green onions
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Find this flavorful recipe here.

8. Baked Tuna Empanada

Tuna is a big deal is Spain and can be found in many meals and snacks, just about anywhere. This recipe for a baked tuna empanada can let you create a popular Spanish pastry snack in your own home.

The dough is designed to be easy to make but to make it even easier or if you’re pushed for time you could also use store-bought dough.

Ingredients:

  • Canned tuna
  • Onion
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Tomate frito or diced tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Green olives
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Worcestershire sauce or anchovy paste
  • Honey
  • Sweet paprika
  • Cumin
  • Salt

Homemade Dough Ingredients:

  • Eggs
  • Baking soda
  • Olive oil
  • Dry cider or white wine
  • Salt
  • Flour

Check it out for yourself here.

9: Crispy Tuna Burger With Lemon And Capers

Who doesn’t love food when it’s sandwiched between a bun. This crispy tuna burger can be a fantastic way to get the whole family to eat more fish, including the kids. It can be an easy meal to make and fun to eat. Plus, there’s even a delicious homemade garlic tartar sauce to amplify your flavors.

Ingredients:

  • Canned tuna
  • Onion
  • Sugar
  • Lemon
  • Capers
  • Eggs
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parsley
  • Chili flakes
  • Brown sugar
  • Burger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Avocado

Aioli Tartar Sauce Ingredients:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sweet pickle
  • Garlic
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Paprika

Find the full recipe here to make this at home.

10: Tuna Steak With A Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce

This is one way of cooking up your tuna steaks that doesn’t require hours of prep time in the kitchen. The delicious garlic dressing adds the perfect flavor punch to the seared tuna fish and can make for a great meal no matter what day of the week it is.

Ingredients:

  • Tuna steaks
  • White rice
  • Butter
  • Lemon
  • Pea greens (garnish)
  • Marjoram (garnish)
  • Sesame seeds (garnish)

Lemon Butter Ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Lemon juice

Check out the recipe here.

11: Cajun Tuna Cakes

These tasty little tuna cakes can be a great addition to your weekday meal plan. They have a bit of a kick and are easy to make. Serve up your Cajun tuna cakes with a fresh garden salad, a baked potato or even some fries.

Ingredients:

  • Canned tuna
  • Mayonnaise
  • Onion
  • Sriracha
  • Jalapenos
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Paprika
  • Coriander
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Saltine crackers
  • Dijon mustard
  • Lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oil

Click here to follow this easy tuna recipe.

12: Mexican Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocados

This quick and easy recipe requires no cooking and used canned tuna so it can be the ideal summer lunch for al fresco dining or it can even make for a tasty appetizer at the next dinner party you host.

Ingredients:​

  • Canned tuna
  • Celery
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Greek yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon juice
  • Hot sauce
  • Avocados
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Find the full recipe here.

Time To Wrap It Up

Now that your mouth is watering, you’ll probably want to go and make some of these tuna fish recipes. Whether you opt for canned tuna or fresh tuna, it can be a fantastic source of protein to have on hand.

Which recipe are you going to try out first? Or maybe you have another favorite tuna recipe in your family? Tell us about it. And remember to share this to show others how they can jazz up their tuna. 

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