4 Easy Dinners Using Canned Foods

Recipe 1: Tuna Pasta Marinara

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Fresh Produce

  • 2 medium onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 avocado Zest of 1 lemon, optional
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, optional


  • ¾ cup Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated (optional)


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

Dry Goods

  • 1 ¾ lb whole wheat pasta
  • 1 small can tuna packed in oil or water
  • 2 cans wild salmon
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans kidney or pinto beans
  • 1 (14-oz.) can black beans or other available (low sodium)
  • ½ cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1½ cups low-sodium spaghetti sauce
  • 3 cups diced canned tomatoes, (low sodium) with juices
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olives

Pantry Staples

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil, dried oregano or black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 package chili seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • Spices (optional) black pepper, garlic powder, ground cumin

Source: eatFresh.org. and Leah’s Pantry

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