Canned Food Recipes

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Crab and Prawn Laksa

Forget expensive takeaways, this Asian-inspired stir fry recipe uses canned products and combines juicy prawns with fragrant coconut to create an easy yet delicious dinner that’s perfect for a family get-together without the price tag.

Peach Pancakes

For a fruity breakfast or as a quick and easy dessert using fruit, this peach pancakes recipe is ideal. Made with semi-skimmed milk and tasty canned peaches, this dish is a great way to cook with the kids! Easy to follow and ready in minutes…

Mackerel with Mango Salsa

Packed full with oily fish and aromatic, juicy fruit, this quick and easy canned mackerel starter recipe is perfect to enjoy with friends and family. Or if you’re hungry, turn it into a nutritious lunch for one. Using canned mackerel saves both time and waste – making your life easier.

Chorizo, Halloumi and Tomato Pasta

This pasta dish mixes Mediterranean flavours with nutritious canned vegetables and pulses to create a smoky, delicious family meal. Ideal for lunch or dinner, add as many vegetables as you like in the mix and enjoy served with a side salad. Check out this quick and easy-to-follow recipe below...

Tropical Mango, Peach and Banana Smoothie

Kick start your morning with this deliciously fruity, easy to make smoothie. It’s made with exotic canned fruits which locks in all freshness and saves half of the mess. Made in a quick 5 minutes, it’s a perfect way to start the day!

Creamy Garlic Chicken with Penne and Peas

This Italian-inspired pasta recipe is easy to follow, and the perfect way to enjoy a mid-week meal when you’re strapped for time. Made with tasty canned peas and chicken and packed with flavour, it’s delicious with a sprinkling of grated cheese. It’s a simple dish that will be sure to go down well with the whole family!

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

If you’re a home-made pie lover but can’t be bothered with the fuss, this recipe is for you. It uses speedy life-savers like canned chicken in white sauce, mushrooms and sweetcorn so you don’t have to create the filling from scratch.

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

Greek Chicken Salad

This is a great recipe to use up any leftover chicken! Classic Mediterranean ingredients like

olives and feta are combined with convenient canned beans, fresh herbs and tomatoes

to bring colourful Greek cuisine to your table in minutes.

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

Chili Con Carne with Roasted Butternut Squash

A family favourite all year round, this Mexican dish is given a healthier twist than traditional chilli and rice because it uses extra lean minced beef and the squash counts towards your 5-a-day fruit and vegetables.

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

Tuna and Tomato Pasta Bake

A classic recipe which has the twist of half-fat ingredients like crème fraiche to

make it a healthier option. It’s also quick to make as it uses kitchen cupboard essentials like

dried pasta, canned tomatoes and tuna. Serve with a simple green salad.

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

Mushroom and Jalapeño Pizza

This short-cut pizza is a treat for the whole family and is a fun way to get the kids

creative in the kitchen. No need to make your own dough; as we use pre-bought pizza bases in this recipe.

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

Pork Chops with Minted Pea Puree

Pork chops are a classic family favourite. In this recipe, they are brought to life using quick

and easy shortcuts like canned potatoes and peas to make a colourful family meal in just

over half an hour.

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