Canned Food Recipes

Phil Vickery Spiced Pumpkin Latte

Phil Vickery shares his seasonal secret for this warming autumnal drink, combining canned pumpkin, coffee, fragrant spices and frothy milk. Made using canned pumpkin this drink is a quick and delicious winter treat, that doesn't break the bank! Check out all of Phil's recipes that he's created for us and make sure to tags us (@lovecannedfood) on Instagram to be featured on our page.

Sardine Toast Topper

Our Love Canned Food ambassador and TV chef, Phil Vickery’s Sardine Toast Topper makes for a super easy lunch or light dinner that’s packed full of flavour. Canned sardines are a great source of essential Omega-3 too! 

Spiced Tomato & Meat Filo Pan Pie

A family favourite pie with a twist. Our Love Canned Food ambassador, Phil Vickery, makes this delicious pie using canned foods to help cut preparation time without sacrificing flavour. It only uses two pans too, meaning there’s barely any washing up to do – winner!

Tuna & Sweetcorn Noodle Cakes

TV chef, Phil Vickery’s noodle cakes recipe uses two food cupboard staples, in sweetcorn and tuna, to make these incredibly easy noddle cakes. Ready in 30 minutes, they’re a great option for a quick dinner or satisfying WFH lunch.

Spicy Butter Beans with Crispy Garlic and Toasted Almonds

Love Canned Food ambassador, Phil Vickery, has come up with the perfect, warming mid-week vegetarian dish that’ll make your day when the nights are getting colder. Phil’s top tip for this dish is to serve with crusty bread to mop up all those delicious, garlicky juices.

Pear, Cherry and Chocolate Frying Pan Pudding

Our brand ambassador, Phil Vickery, is back with a delicious, family favourite pudding that’s perfect as a mid-week treat or a weekend speciality. Using three canned fruits this pudding is packed full of flavour and is convenient to make any time of the day. 

Vegetarian Parmigiana Pasta Bake

 

Mid-week meals are sorted! This Parmigiana Pasta Bake is a perfect family dish that can be enjoyed for dinner or as a leftover lunch. It’s a simple pasta bake that’s packed full of flavour thanks to the addition of canned peas and tomatoes. If your family likes a bit of spice, just add more chilli flakes when cooking.

Spicy Bean Mexican Wedges

If you’re looking to spice up your midweek meals, then look no further than these delicious Spicy Mexican Wedges! Made using three store cupboard staples, makes them the perfect, easy recipe to rustle up. If the chilli is too spicy, try cooling down with soured cream.

Salmon and Potato Frittata with Rocket and Feta

Frittatas are the perfect meal for brunch, lunch or a lighter dinner. You can rustle this frittata up in 30 mins for a healthy, hearty dish. Adding canned salmon to your frittata packs this dish full Omega-3. Try mixing this up by adding cheese to the egg mixture, or drizzling with Sriracha hot chilli sauce.

Smoky Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo and Beans

Huevos Rancheros is an easy Mexican breakfast that'll keep you going all morning! If you’re looking to spice things up, why not try topping yours with hot sauce.

Phil Vickery’s 5 Can Stew

As part of the Love Canned Food Festival, our ambassador and canned food lover, Phil Vickery created for us a simple yet delicious spiced 5 can stew that can be made in just 15 mins. Phil's top tip for this recipe is that it can be used making any tinned pulses or legumes - so you'll be able to put your twist on this new family favourite.

Salmon and Bean Salad

This vibrant, refreshing salad is a speedy lunchtime treat. Made with canned salmon and beans, this recipe can be ready in under 10 minutes. Lunch will never be the same again.

Spinach, Chickpea and Potato Hash

This cupboard recipe is so delicious and so easy to make you’ll be enjoying it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Chilli and Cheese Macaroni Bake

This recipe is taking mac ’n’ cheese to the next level with the use of canned chilli. A midweek treat that all the family can enjoy.

Mediterranean Tuna and Vegetable Tart

This is a great recipe that uses lots of canned ingredients and is great for any time of the year. Brilliant for a family meal or even lunch the following day.

Sardine and Tomato Tagliatelle

This is a fantastic cupboard go to during the week that’ll give you the taste of Italy. Apart from the taste, our favourite thing about this recipe is that it’s ready in under 20 mins.

All-In-One Breakfast Baked Eggs

Great breakfast that is quick and easy to put together ready for lazy mornings. 

Meat-free Lasagne - Love Canned Food

Meat Free Lasagne

This hearty one-pot is packed full of our favourite canned vegetables. It's an excellent dish for when you're feeding the whole family. Plus, there's always leftovers.

This delicious recipe was created by Phil Vickery for Love Canned Food.

Sautéed Peaches with Lemon & Yoghurt

Warming canned peaches in a little syrup and nutmeg are such a simple way of creating a delicious dessert. All you need is a bit of thick yoghurt and voila!

This recipe was created by our 2019 Love Canned Food ambassador, Phil Vickery. 

Simple Tomato Salsa

Unexpected guests? Then this is the recipe that you need in your cookbook. It's that simple; the recipe can be made in five minutes.

This recipe was created by our 2019 Love Canned Food ambassador, Phil Vickery. 

Easy Fish Tacos

These fish tacos are super delicious, and rest assured that the recipe is much easier than you might think!

This recipe was created by our 2019 Love Canned Food ambassador, Phil Vickery. 

Macaroni Cheese with Tuna, Sweetcorn and Peas

Mac and cheese is a family favourite. But have you ever tried it with tuna? This recipe transforms the humble dish (and also sneaks a few extra veggies in there for the kids).

Peach Crumble

Are you looking for an easy dessert to whip up with the kids? This dessert is simple and stress-free - the use of canned peaches means that they're ready to go when you are, there's no need to peel and chop.

Pineapple Relish Recipe

Pineapple can be used in many ways for either sweet or savoury dishes, canned is great for either. I serve this side with grilled or BBQ’d turkey, or grilled fish. I also remove the onions and garlic and serve it with vanilla ice cream! 

This recipe was created by our 2019 Love Canned Food ambassador, Phil Vickery. 

Spinach Hummus

This quick and easy recipe is a real cupboard staple, using the wonders of canned chickpeas you can have really easy hummus in no time. 

Salmon Fishcakes

This super easy recipe uses cupboard staples and three different canned foods. Perfect for those Fish Fridays!

Chickpea & Spinach Curry

For tonight's dinner, ditch the takeaway and enjoy this speedy creation that will also be kind to your wallet. You’re just three cans away from an aromatic healthy dish.


Pro Tip: Add more chilli if desired and serve hot with steamed rice and plain yoghurt.


This delicious recipe was created by Azmina Govindji 
for Love Canned Food.

 

Vegan All-Day Breakfast

What’s an all-day breakfast without canned beans, mushrooms and tomatoes? This classic recipe can be cooked under the grill, just using one tray!

This recipe was created with love by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Chicken, Mushroom & Sweetcorn Ramen

This colourful Asian dish uses convenient ingredients like canned mushrooms and sweetcorn, and cooked leftover chicken to create a tasty and nutritious meal. It also works well with prawns.

This delicious recipe was created by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Mixed Bean Salad

This vibrant, refreshing salad is a speedy vegan treat. Made with a variety of canned beans, this recipe can be ready in under 10 minutes. Lunch will never be the same again.

This delicious recipe was made by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Build-Your-Own Protein Bowl

This dish is simple, colourful and can be ready to eat in 10 minutes – the perfect quick and easy lunch option.

This delicious recipe was made by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Spicy Falafel Wrap

We all need our lunch recipes to be simple, quick to make and not forgetting the most important factor… tasty! This recipe is all three and more. Spice is optional, but if you dare to add more, please be our guest.

This delicious recipe was made by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Chocolate Bean Brownie

What’s the secret to our super moist and gooey brownies? Canned black-eyed beans! It’s a secret ingredient that no one will be able to match (or guess!). For delicious and irresistible brownies… look no further!

This delicious recipe was made by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Lamb Chops & Butter Bean Mash

This tasty high fibre side is tasty enough to eat on its own or with your Sunday lunch. With the amazing flavours of the mustard, garlic and parmesan, this mash packs a punch!

This delicious recipe was made by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Pasta Puttanesca

This dish mixes the ideas of the traditional Italian dish, with our favourite canned fish. Besides the taste, our favourite thing about this recipe is that it only uses one pan… result!

This delicious recipe was made by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Thai Prawn Green Curry

Need to know how to impress someone in 15 minutes? THIS recipe. Loaded full of canned vegetables, this recipe can be ready before you’ve even had a chance to set the table. Guest entertaining made easy!

High Protein Salad Jar

This recipe combines layers of our favourite salad ingredients in an easy and reusable salad jar. Prepare your work colleagues for envy, as they’ll be jealous there not tucking into this creation when they see it in the work fridge tomorrow!

This delicious recipe was made by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Vegan Bean & Carrot Burger

Vegan burgers that aren't just for veggies. Trust us, they're a crowd pleaser.

This delicious recipe was made by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Mango Ice Lollies

Get the taste of summer in three simple and easy steps. This refreshing ice-lolly is the ideal snack on a hot summer's day. Just reach for a can of mangos and mix with Greek yoghurt and voila, the perfect summer treat!
Pro Tip: You could use 8 small lolly moulds and these smaller treats will have only 75 calories each!

This delicious recipe was made by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Raspberry & Apricot Smoothie Bowl

A filling and delicious way to make a smoothie more thick and wholesome by using canned fruits, Greek yoghurt and oats. You can decorate the smoothie bowl with any combination of fruit, nuts and seeds – it will look different every time!

This delicious recipe was made by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Cherry Piña Colada Mocktail

For a unique take on a famous cocktail, this simple yet yummy summery drink is made with canned pineapple chunks and a mixture of different delicious  berries. Enjoy this refreshing mocktail either at a house party or a summer BBQ.

This delicious recipe was made by Azmina Govindji for Love Canned Food.

Steak and Vegetable Pie

Save hours of cooking with this quick and flavoursome pie recipe made using canned ingredients. Using root vegetables and a can of stewing beef, this recipe is the perfect shortcut to hearty pie heaven. Served with your choice of green vegetables, it’s a mid-week meal for the whole family to enjoy.

Italian Tuna Balls with Spaghetti

For a twist on classic Italian meatballs, these simple yet tasty little treats are made with canned tuna which is incredibly convenient and easy to use – just open and prepare. Enjoy them with pasta for dinner or in pitta bread for a tasty lunch.

Stewed Steak and Vegetable Pasties

Canned steak makes a tasty and convenient addition to these protein-rich pasties. The ultimate sharer, cut these in two and serve with new potatoes and green vegetables or save and eat cold for lunch the next day. Quick, easy and delicious.

Pastrami-style Corn Beef Sliders

For a delicious variation on the American classic, try switching your usual meat with corned beef for these scrummy sliders. Topped with a freshly cooked egg for an extra protein boost, these are not only yummy they’re filling, too. Packed with flavour and perfect to eat with friends or family, they’re quick and easy to make so you won’t be slaving away in the kitchen for hours.

Overnight Oats with Fruit

For a tasty and convenient breakfast, try these overnight oats made with juicy canned fruit. This deliciously filling morning meal will keep you going till lunchtime and little ones will love the fruity flavour. Quick, easy and can be prepared in minutes!

Banana and Prune Muffins

Canned prunes are so easy to use, so why not try these light and fluffy muffins? They’re packed full of fibre and make the perfect mid-morning snack or guilt-free breakfast to keep you fuller for longer.

Creamy Chicken Crepes

By mixing vibrant, crunchy vegetables together with tender chicken in a creamy sauce straight from the can, creating the perfect savoury pancake filling is quick and simple. Serve with a crisp green salad or your favourite green vegetables.

Baked Meatballs

An Italian classic made easy with canned ingredients, these mouth-watering meatballs are made with a tasty canned tomato sauce and are guaranteed to be a family favourite. They’re perfect for freezing and saving for a mid-week dinner or when you need a hearty lunch in a hurry.

Mixed Bean Picadillo - Love Canned Food

Mixed Bean Picadillo Recipe

To make this delicious Mixed Bean Picadillo, mix together a medley of nutrient-rich canned beans with a selection of spices to create a traditional Mexican picadillo and then serve with boiled brown or white rice.

This is the perfect winter dinner to share with friends or family on a cold winter’s night. If you like the Mixed Bean Picadillo we recommend trying the Three Bean Tacos or Minced Beef Burritos.

Make sure to tag any of your canned food creations on Instagram with either @lovecannedfood or #lovecannedfood.

Easy Chicken and Pea Curry

For an easy alternative to a takeaway, try this quick and delicious curry made with canned chicken soup, which has all the taste of fresh. Cooked in under 20 minutes, this curry recipe is easy to follow and can be served with either brown rice or naan bread.

Minced Beef Burritos

This recipe mixes traditional Mexican flavours with crunchy vegetables and high fibre canned pulses to create burritos the whole family can enjoy after a busy day. Serve with wholemeal wraps and a sprinkle of cheese for even more flavour and calcium to help support growing bones.

Cream of Mushroom Soup Carbonara

For a quick and easy way to create a classic Italian dish, this recipe uses creamy mushroom canned soup as a ‘canny’ way to make a fuss-free and delicious pasta sauce. Add to whole wheat pasta, grab a fork and tuck in!

Three Bean Tacos

For a delicious, protein-rich family meal, try these tasty three bean tacos using canned beans. Fun to make and full of fibre, serve them with fresh coriander and sliced jalapenos for an optional extra kick! Why not get the kids involved to make their own?

Steamed Salmon en Papillote

Packed full of taste and texture, try this colourful salmon recipe for a simple yet delicious and nutritious dinner served with crunchy green vegetables. It’s perfect to enjoy as a weekend meal and great when dining al fresco.

Tuna, Haricot and Red Onion Salad

Make this colourful and delicious salad in just minutes by using flavoursome canned ingredients. A mix of nutrient-packed tomatoes and crunchy onion complements the tuna perfectly – great for quick and easy lunches on the go! Find the full recipe below...