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21 Easy Recipes Using Canned Foods

Today I have a list of 21 Easy Recipes Using Canned Foods that you can get your kids to help you prepare and enjoy. Most recipes should result in leftovers for lunch the next day ~ giving you about 3 weeks of meal planning using pantry staples like canned beans, canned tuna, and canned salmon.

21 Easy Recipes Using Canned Foods

This past Friday I ventured out on a grocery store run. The last time I went grocery shopping was right when all the pandemonium was starting and a lot of the shelves at the store were empty.

However, on this last grocery procurement expedition, the shelves were well stocked – with the exception of flour. I guess everyone is baking up breads and cakes?

I used the last bit of flour I had and made these Easy Carrot Cake Cupcakes so I will be venturing out again before the week is up to try and get my hands on some flour.

But, in the meantime, if you happen to have a bunch of canned coconut milk, canned beans, canned tuna, and canned salmon lying around, I have a set of 21 Easy Recipes Using Canned Foods (from yours-truly and several blogger friends) you can whip up.

21 recipes should give you three weeks worth of meal ideas. Three weeks is a long time. And, I’m hoping in those three weeks the WHO has a better understanding of this virus and maybe, just maybe, more ways to control it.

Getting back to these 21 easy recipes ~ most of these recipes like this lentil curry, this chickpea curry, and these salmon burgers with turmeric quinoa (just because we maybe cooking and eating-in doesn’t mean our meals cannot sound fancy – right?) result in enough to enjoy for lunch the next day. Of course, I say that coming from a two-person household. Most times, my daughter and I get 3 – 4 meals from curries like this three bean curry.

Now I’ll stop my ranting and let you get to drooling over these:

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Overhead view of bowl with Easy Three bean curry and rice
Easy Three Bean Curry
Gently spiced with coriander, cumin, smoked paprika and healing turmeric, this creamy, vegan, Easy Three Bean Curry can be whipped up in 20 minutes and is delicious served with some ready to serve rice.
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Vegan Instant Pot Chili Recipe (for stove or Crockpot too!)
This scrumptious vegan chili is made with everyday vegetables, canned beans, canned tomatoes, and chili seasonings. It has such a rich, deep, flavor and so much texture that no one will miss the meat!
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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Straddling the line between Sicilian and Aegean in composition and flavor, today’s salad is best served as an accompaniment to either a lush Antipasto spread, or with Mezzes, or swathed in homemade pitas.
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Easy Black Beans and Rice (Stovetop or Pressure Cooker)
A hearty meal made with canned black beans and rice either on the stovetop or pressure cooker that is also gluten-free. The entire family will love it!
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Warming 3 Beans And Greens Stew
Easy Creamy Three Beans and Greens Stew
Made with canned beans, canned soups and frozen spinach or kale, this hearty three beans and greens stew is a delicious and satisfying meal to whip up while you are staying home.
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Moroccan Chickpea Soup in Instant Pot
Enjoy this Dump & Start recipe for Moroccan Chickpea Soup, that’s hearty, healthy and full of flavor. Creamy Chickpeas cooked with fire-roasted tomatoes and earthy spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon and paprika, which give this vegan and gluten-free soup it’s iconic bold and rich taste.
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Best Black Bean Burgers
This Best Black Bean Burger vegan recipe gets some of the highest reviews on this website. People love that the patties are firm and can even be cooked on the grill without falling through.
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Easy Teriyaki Beet Bean Burgers
Teriyaki Chickpea Beet Burgers
These eight ingredient Teriyaki Chickpea Beet Burgers can be grilled or cooked on your stove top – serve them on or in a salad or with your favorite buns.
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Instant Pot Taco Pasta With Black Beans
This instant pot taco pasta recipe includes an added pack of protein with the addition of black beans. It’s a dish of warm comfort food that is both quick and easy and reminiscent of childhood.
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Tasty vegan chickpea spinach curry with canned chickpeas and frozen spinach
Easy Chickpea & Spinach Curry
This dairy-free, Chickpea & Spinach Curry is not only simple and easy to make, but it’s tastebud tantalizingly delicious and oh so hearty!
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Black Beans and Rice
Black Beans and Brown Rice combined with fresh herbs and spices. Serve as a side dish or a main. This recipe is a great use of pantry staples.
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Quick, delicious and filling, this vegan lentil curry had us licking our plates.
Easy Lentil Curry Recipe (with canned lentils)
This lusciously creamy and easy Lentil Curry is made with staples from our pantry such as canned lentils, canned pumpkin, and canned coconut milk. Quick, delicious and filling, this vegan lentil curry had us licking our plates!
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Creamy Vegan Chickpea Salad With Probiotics
This healthy chickpea salad is crunchy, tangy, creamy and so easy to make! It provides lots of vitamins, probiotics and makes a delicious vegan side dish, a meal or it can be mashed in a sandwich or wrap.
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Tuna Corn Cakes Recipe
These tuna-corn cakes make delicious use of canned tuna, frozen corn, and other common food items.
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Easy Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake
If you’re looking for a simple, creamy tuna pasta bake recipe made with pantry staples, this is the one!
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Tuna Tomato Pasta Recipe: Rustic and Easy Dinner with a Touch of Elegance
This simple and delicious recipe uses canned tuna in a way you never imagined. This pasta recipe is delicious and elegant, and everyone is sure to love it.
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Classic Tuna Casserole {made from scratch!}
This classic tuna noodle casserole has a scratch made sauce and is the ultimate comfort food! With a cheesy top, it's an easy and delicious dinner.
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Tuna Cesar Salad Recipe
A keto-friendly, low-carb Tuna Caesar Salad recipe that features Parmesan crisps. These crisps are the perfect, keto-friendly substitute for traditional croutons.
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Simple Salmon Alfredo: A 15 Minute Meal
An easy canned salmon pasta recipe that is deliciously creamy, packed with veggies, and easy to make using precooked salmon. This simple delicious tinned salmon pasta comes together in just 15 minutes!
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Easy Salmon Quiche
This salmon quiche is made with canned salmon, goat cheese, and dill, and is an easy, make-ahead breakfast or brunch!
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Broth & Salsa Flavored Salmon Burgers with Turmeric Quinoa #BlockPartyHero #ad
Salmon Burgers with Turmeric Quinoa
These Broth & Salsa Flavored Salmon Burgers are so jam-packed with flavor – it's hard to stop at one! Served with Turmeric Quinoa and a salad, this makes for a hearty and delicious meal!
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  1. So many delicious recipes! And I love that they’re made with pantry items!! Thanks a bunch for including my tuna casserole, my friend! Hope you’re doing well 🙂