8 Quick and Easy Dishes You Can Make with Canned Foods (Slideshow)

With so many reasons to love canned food, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite dishes to make


Use canned chickpeas with tahini, olive oil, garlic, and salt, and process in the food processor until smooth. Serve with pita chips for a quick party appetizer.


Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken


Try adding some canned pineapple chunks and juice to chicken for a sweet and sour sauce.



Canned Green Beans


Sauté green beans with bacon and garlic for a quick side dish alongside chicken or beef.


Bean and Corn Salad

Mix canned black beans and canned corn with chopped red onion, tomatoes, feta cheese, cilantro, and a drizzle of olive oil for a festive and healthy salad.


Tuna Salad in a Tomato or Over Greens

This is great for quick weeknight meals. Mix canned tuna with olive oil, herbs, seasoning, and crunchy diced celery and serve in a tomato or over a bed of greens.


Peach Pie

Peach pie has never been easier with canned peaches. Now, you can make summer’s favorite dessert all year round. Mix canned peaches with brown sugar and cinnamon, pour into a prepared pie shell, cover with another prepared pie top, use a knife to create small slits on top, and bake until golden brown.


Bean Chili

Bean chili is always a hearty family favorite that can be ready in a hurry. Sauté onions and garlic, mix in a variety of canned beans with canned crushed tomatoes, add seasonings, and simmer until warmed through. 


Pasole Soup

This traditional Mexican soup is a great use for store-bought rotisserie chicken and canned hominy.