Reach way into the back of your pantry, behind half-full boxes of pasta and cans of broth, and you'll probably find 1-2 cans of tuna too. Convenient tinned tuna is too often relegated to emergency food status, mixed half-heartedly with mayo, salt, and pepper on days where you just can't shop for anything else. Break the trend and turn your tuna into something you could be proud to serve! These mouthwatering recipes turn boring old tuna into a reason to get excited for your next meal.

"Photo by Romulo Yanes"

Tuna Tonnato with Eggplant Salad from Epicurious

Tuna Tonnato with Eggplant Salad from Epicurious Photo by Romulo Yanes

Tuna Nicoise Salad Sandwiches from Martha Stewart

Tuna Nicoise Salad Sandwiches from Martha Stewart

"Photo by John Kernick"

Pasta with Tuna and Black Olive Vinaigrette from My Recipes

Pasta with Tuna and Black Olive Vinaigrette from My Recipes Photo by John KernickPimento and Tuna Deviled Eggs from Food Network

"Photo by Ann Straton"

Pann Bagnat from Epicurious

Pann Bagnat from Epicurious Photo by Ann Straton

"Photo by Constrained Cook"

Tuna and White Bean Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes from Food52

Tuna and White Bean Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes from Food52 Photo by Constrained Cook

Tuna Patties from Simply Recipes

Tuna Patties from Simply Recipes

"Photo by Megan Gordon"

Grown-Up Tuna Noodle Casserole from The Kitchn

Grown-Up Tuna Noodle Casserole from The Kitchn Photo by Megan Gordon

Kicked Up Tuna Melts from Martha Stewart

Kicked Up Tuna Melts from Martha Stewart

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Tunisian Tuna-and-Egg Turnover from Epicurious

Tunisian Tuna-and-Egg Turnover from Epicurious Photo by Romulo Yanes