30 EASY recipes that start with canned food! Everything from appetizers to dinner recipes to side dishes and desserts. Because it doesn’t get any easier than canned goods… and many of them you’re likely to already have on hand! Put your pantry to good use all year round with these delicious recipes your family is sure to love!
Taco Soup is a quick and easy soup recipe that has all the delicious taco flavors you know and love. Made with canned beans, corn, tomatoes, and chicken broth… it’s ready in just 10 minutes and ideal for busy weeknights!
Chili Mac is the ultimate combination of two classics. Mac & cheese meets chili in this delicious one pan meal my family LOVES! Made with canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beans… it’s ready in just 20 minutes and one of our favorite comfort meals!
Sloppy Joes are a classic… and this recipe is the BEST. It has just 4 ingredients, including canned tomato sauce and gumbo soup, and comes together in no time at all. It couldn’t be easier to make, and best of all, it feeds a crowd!
Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of our family’s favorites! This recipe is easy to make with canned chicken broth and crushed tomatoes, and it’s packed with the most amazing flavor. Our favorite part about it is that you can jazz it up with so many fun toppings!
Tater Tot Casserole is always a family favorite, and this recipe can be made with frozen or canned veggies and canned cream of onion soup. It’s easy to make in advance and the leftovers taste just as good as the original. If you’re looking for quick and easy comfort food, this recipe is for you!
The BEST White Chicken Chili! This recipe comes together quickly with canned Great Northern Beans, green chilies, and chicken broth. It’s perfect for game days, weeknight dinners, and family gatherings… and extra easy when you use rotisserie chicken!
You’ve never had Tuna Casserole that tastes THIS GOOD before! This recipe calls for canned tuna and canned chicken broth, and it’s loaded with egg noodles, Monterey Jack cheese, and the most delicious cream sauce. Oven ready in 20 minutes and SO easy to make!
This 5 Bean Turkey Chili is packed with amazing flavor and uses – you guessed it – 5 cans of beans! Add in 2 cans of diced tomatoes and you’re well on your way to the BEST chili of your life. A one pot meal that everyone will love!
Mini Crab Cakes are one of my all time favorites, and they make a delicious appetizer or main dish. This recipe starts with 2 cans of lump crab meat and a handful of other ingredients… and they’re some of the BEST crab cakes I’ve ever tasted. The recipe also includes a homemade garlic aioli, which you’re absolutely going to LOVE!
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burritos are a fresh, delicious twist on a favorite. This recipe uses canned black beans and diced green chilies, combined with fresh or canned sweet potatoes. The flavor combination is absolutely to die for… and packed with great nutrients, as well!
Italian Stuffed Peppers are a delicious new way to enjoy a classic. This recipe calls for canned tomatoes and just 5 other simple ingredients. They’re packed with amazing flavor and so satisfying. Definitely one of our family’s go to dinner recipes!
These Loaded Chicken Quesadillas have it all… and they’re so delicious my kids beg for them! This recipe uses canned black beans and corn, and would also be delicious with diced green chilies. They’re easy enough that literally anyone can make them… and they make a great game day or party appetizer as well!
This Tortellini Minestrone Soup is loaded with veggies and packed with delicious flavor! It uses canned tomatoes and beans, combined with fresh produce, for a soup that the whole family will love. Best of all, it’s easy to whip up and ready in just 30 minutes!
Taco Pot Pie combines two classics in one delicious dish. It uses canned tomatoes, black beans, and corn, and has all the taco flavors you love, wrapped in a flaky, buttery crust. A fun twist on traditional pot pie that’s sure to become a new family favorite!
Cowboy Caviar is one of our all time favorite appetizers! It’s easy to make and packed with delicious flavor… and TONS of canned ingredients. This recipe calls for two different types of canned beans, corn, and black eyed peas, and it has the most deliciously sweet, tangy vinaigrette. It’s perfect for feeding a crowd and guaranteed to last all week long!
These Chili Cheese Turkey Sliders are packed with turkey and cheese, then smothered in canned chili, cheese, and green onions. They make a delicious EASY weeknight dinner, and are great for parties and get togethers too! Best of all, they’re great for making ahead so they’re oven ready at dinner time!
This Spinach Artichoke Tortellini is ready in just 20 minutes and could not be more delicious. It’s rich, creamy, and loaded with cheesy goodness. Made with canned artichokes and a handful of other simple ingredients, if you love spinach artichoke this is a MUST MAKE!
This Chicken Vegetable Soup is hearty, comforting, and oh so satisfying. Made with canned chicken broth and cream of celery soup, it’s easy to make and packed with flavor. Best of all, it’s veggie loaded and good for you, and ready in just 30 minutes!
This Chickpea Cucumber Feta Salad has so much amazing flavor! Loaded with canned chickpeas, cucumbers, red onions, and feta cheese, it’s easy to make and delicious as a side dish or even as a main meal. Use store bought vinaigrette or make your own (recipe included). Either way, you’re going to love it!
The BEST Black Bean Soup – loaded with canned black beans, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth – and packed with the most delicious flavor. This recipe is made in a blender and ready in no time at all. It’s high in protein and SO satisfying!
Southwest Buffalo Chicken Dip is a delicious twist on a party favorite! This dip has all the flavors of traditional buffalo chicken dip, with the added goodness of southwest seasoning and canned beans, tomatoes, and corn. Eat it as an appetizer, snack, or even as a main dish. If you love the original, you’ll love this yummy twist!
Quinoa Taco Bowls are a delicious, healthy dinner idea. They combine all the flavors of taco salad with the added benefits of quinoa, and they’re incredibly easy to make. This recipe uses canned black beans and olives, and would be delicious with canned corn, as well. If you’re looking for a fun new way to do tacos, this is it!
Shrimp Dip is a deliciously creamy dip that can easily double as a light lunch. This recipe starts with canned shrimp and can be mixed up in minutes. It makes a perfect appetizer for parties and is also delicious with crackers or on top of a salad. It doesn’t get any easier or more delicious!
Move aside, basic tuna salad. This Caprese Tuna Salad is a delicious mayo-free alternative. It starts with canned tuna and just 4 other basic ingredients, and the end result is fresh, flavorful, and sure to become your favorite new way to eat tuna!
This 5-Bean Salad makes an amazing side dish for any meal. It combines canned black, pinto, garbanzo, cannellini, and kidney beans with green peppers, pimentos, and red onions. It’s asy to make and so delicious to eat! One of our all time favorite sides!
Cherry Cheesecake Lush Dessert combines the flavors of cherry cheesecake with the creaminess of pudding in an almost no-bake dessert that everyone LOVES. The key ingredient? A can of cherry pie filling, of course! This is one dessert your family won’t be able to get enough of!
These Peach Cobbler Cookie Cups have a sugar cookie base and are filled with canned peach pie filling, streusel topping and a sweet cinnamon glaze. The perfect little bite sized treats… and they’re so easy to make!
These Blueberry Pie Bars are the perfect alternative to pie. They’re easy to make with a can of blueberry pie filling, and they come together in no time at all. One of our absolute favorite desserts all year round!
Banana Split Dump Cake has all the flavors of a banana split in a delicious dessert that’s as easy as dumping the ingredients in a pan and letting them bake. This recipe uses canned pineapple and strawberry pie filling, along with a boxed cake mix, and the end result is always a huge hit!
This Easy Apple Cobbler is made with a can of apple pie filling and just 5 other ingredients. Oven ready in minutes, and extra delicious served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!