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4 terrific tin can recipes

Put one of those tins lurking in your storecupboard to good use with these inspiring recipes. From fruity bakes to family-friendly dinners, all these tin can recipes are brilliant and budget-friendly.

  1. Tuna ‘meat’balls

    For a budget-friendly dinner the whole family will love, try these tuna ‘meat’balls, topped with crispy breadcrumbs. The ‘meat’balls are made with tinned tuna, stale bread, lemon and parsley and are tossed together with spaghetti and tomato sauce – tuck in!

  2. Peach upside-down cake

    Make life peachy with this upside-down cake recipe. A sweet and fluffy sponge is topped with vibrant tinned peaches. Serve warm with a drizzle of peach juice and vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert or a mid-afternoon treat.

  3. Lentil mushroom burgers

    Transform tinned lentils into a veg-tastic burger! These patties are packed with garlic mushrooms, green lentils, and a touch of smoked paprika. Load into wholemeal buns and serve with salad and homemade sweet potato wedges.

  4. Roasted squash and chickpea pilaf

    Use a tin of chickpeas in this colourful pilaf recipe. Make this warming dinner by roasting some butternut squash with ras el hanout. Load your squash onto garlic and ginger-infused rice with chickpeas and fresh herbs, and dig in!