Category: Affordable Recipe Ideas for the Family

Puff Pastry Pizza Twists

Perfect for school lunches or as a snack on days out, these Puff Pastry Pizza Twists are filled with layers of tomato, cheese, ham, canned mushrooms and canned sweetcorn for a child-friendly favourite.

Chicken and Mushroom Lasagne

Creamy yet light, this Chicken and Mushroom Lasagne is a simple and delicious twist on the Italian classic. Made using canned chicken in white sauce, canned mushrooms, and canned sweetcorn - this recipe will help you cut down on your prep time.

Plus, sneaking in those extra veggies (like canned sweetcorn) can help the kids towards their five a day.

Fruity ‘No Churn’ Easy Ice Cream

This No Churn, Easy Ice Cream is your family’s new go-to dessert. A can of condensed milk and canned fruit in juice are the magic ingredients -meaning you can make your own homemade ice cream in just four steps, with no ice cream machine in sight.

Plus, using canned fruit in juice can count towards one of your five a day. Fruity, creamy and delicious!

Easy Tortilla Pizza

Ready in a flash, these Tortilla Pizzas are a simple and tasty dinner idea. Get everyone involved in topping the pizzas – family pizza night never looked so good!

Tuna & Avocado Fruity Poke Bowl

You can replace the raw fish found in a traditional poke bowl with canned tuna in our Tuna & Avocado Fruity Poke Bowl, leaving you with a simple and delicious twist on this on-trend dish.

Made with tuna, sriracha mayo, sticky jasmine rice, roasted red pepper and edamame beans – this recipe is the ultimate light lunch or dinner. Plus canned tuna in spring water is high in protein and low in saturated fat.

Spiced, Turkey Brunch Beans

Our Spiced, Turkey Brunch Beans are a healthy (and a delicious) start to the day!

This recipe includes haricot beans, which are high in protein and fibre and low in fat. To make these vegan, simply replace the turkey with tofu and leave out the honey. 

Tropical Fruit Breakfast Bowl with Quinoa, Nuts & Seeds

Start your day in the best possible way with this Tropical Fruit Breakfast Bowl. Packed with health-boosting foods, delicious flavours, and colourful fruits, nourish your body and begin the day feeling amazing!

Adding canned fruit to your breakfast time can help you boost your five a day intake first thing in the morning. Plus, it contains quinoa, which is a good source of protein and perfect when eaten as part of a balanced and varied diet.

Fruity Cluster Pots

These Fruity Cluster Pots are quick, low-fat and delicious. They are made with layers of crunchy granola, lemon cream cheese and are topped with canned fruit for a fresh and light dessert.

This recipe is ideal for those busy weekends, as the canned fruit is already prepped and ready-to-go.

 

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!

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.

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.

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. 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Butternut Squash Soup with Chickpea “Croutons”

This colourful main meal is packed full of nutritious ingredients. You get protein and fibre from the chickpeas and lentils, carbs from the squash, and potassium from the array of vegetables. Add a swirl of plain soya yoghurt alternative (or Greek yogurt for a non-vegan option) if you like.

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

Stuffed Chicken Breast in Parmesan Breadcrumbs

Chicken breast stuffed with a tomato and garlic filling, coated in a crispy parmesan

crumb… and if that wasn’t enough to tempt your taste buds, it’s served with a side of mushy peas

with fragrant freshly chopped coriander leaves.

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

Hearty Rosemary Lamb Casserole

This hearty winter casserole cooks effortlessly in a slow cooker and uses quality ingredients like canned potatoes, peas and carrots to help the meat go further, helping you keep an eye on the

family food budget. This recipe makes four generous portions. All you need is some warm

crusty bread for dipping and plenty of napkins!

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