14 Recipes That Elevate Canned Ingredients

recipes that elevate canned ingredients

Everybody has canned items in their pantry. Whether it’s canned soups or tomatoes or black beans or corn, you have at least one of these canned ingredients in your cupboards. That’s where these recipes come in. These recipes help elevate the canned items in your pantry to make delicious meals. From taco soup to cornbread casserole to chicken spaghetti, canned ingredients help bring these delicious dinners to life!

Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti

“This is a great, comfort dish. My sister gave me the recipe and I tweaked it to fit my family's taste. My friends also request this when we have pot-luck dinners. Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve with a salad and hot garlic bread. You'll be a hit with everyone.” - Jeanne
Cajun Corn Soup

Cajun Corn Soup

“Cajun Corn soup is a thick comforting soup full of smoky sausage and sweet corn. It is packed with flavor and is the ultimate comfort food to keep you warm.” - Debbie
Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole

“This is a quick and easy casserole to make for a weeknight dinner. Serve with a salad and you're all set!” - Marianne
Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

“With the goodness of quinoa and black beans, these vegetarian burgers are packed with protein. This dish makes a great dinner for game night or other fun family activities!” - Shikha
Chicken Taco Soup

Chicken Taco Soup

“A delicious chicken taco soup made with pantry ingredients. Sometimes canned chicken can be a bit overpowering. The key is to drain it very well and it soaks up the lovely seasonings in this taco soup. Cream cheese makes the soup creamy and adds a slight tang. Serve with cheese and tortilla chips for an easy soup on a cold evening.” - Kitchen Crew
Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

“Mexican themed stuffed peppers with taco seasoned beef, quinoa, beans, corn, tomatoes and plenty of melted cheese!” - Kevin
The Best Chicken Divan

The Best Chicken Divan

“I made this for dinner last night. I used rotisserie chicken and savory for the spices. Served with crescent rolls. This was really tasty:). I think next time I will serve over noodles or rice. And try curry as the spice. Thanks for sharing!” - Amanda
8 Cans Taco Soup

8 Cans Taco Soup

“This is a quick 'n easy soup to put together. My husband and I especially enjoyed this soup the next day, as the seasonings seem to meld together in the soup a bit more. We also enjoyed the soup along with grilled cheese sandwiches.” - Cindi
Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican Chicken Casserole

“This dish is my family's comfort food and it is spicy! We love this so much some always bring it to holiday dinners! We all have our own way of making it but, this way is my favorite! If I’m short on time, I buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it up. One whole chicken is the perfect amount of chicken. I like to use hot diced green chilies and diced tomatoes with green chilies.” - Jessica
Slow Cooked White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooked White Chicken Chili

“I have been perfecting this recipe for the last 6 months trying to enhance each component and marry together the most amazing experience for chili lovers. I'm all about flavor and not singeing my taste buds off my tongue. However, for those that like to heat it up a bit, just add fresh jalapenos to your heart's content.” - Tiffany
Mexican Cornbread Casserole

Mexican Cornbread Casserole

“The only problem I had with this dish was... no leftovers! This is a super easy casserole that your family will love. A little spicy and a little sweet, perfect combination with the cornbread and taco meat.” - Angela
Buffalo Style Chicken And Rice Soup

Buffalo Style Chicken And Rice Soup

“This healthy and hearty soup combines the same great flavors of Frank's brand hot wings served with carrots and celery with blue cheese dressing (optional). But, this is a less guilty, less messy recipe that you eat with a spoon. It's a cross between Buffalo chicken chili and vegetable & wild rice soup. This great, kitchen-sink-style soup can be easily tweaked to suit your family's particular tastes. Make it thicker or thinner by adjusting the amount of wild rice. It's delicious topped with sour cream, avocado, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, or crumbled blue cheese. Enjoy! Freezes GREAT!” - Julie
Confetti Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Confetti Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

“This is such a colorful and tasty recipe. Whenever I make this, folks always ask for the recipe. Sooo good. This picture was taken before I added shredded cheddar cheese on the top and baked. I just wanted you to be able to see the ingredients.” - Jenny
Zuppa Toscana Hillbilly Style

Zuppa Toscana Hillbilly Style

“Don't be intimidated by the long list of ingredients. This soup comes together quickly and easily. It is satisfying and delicious. You can use beans you have canned or cooked (cannellini, pinto, navy, garbanzo) your own broth or stock (instead of the water and bouillon) and tomatoes that are fresh or frozen.” - Barbara