30 genius recipes using canned foods

zaphfrans

Just open a can Canned food is a store cupboard staple in most households but do you know which is the most used? The US-based Canned Food Alliance has released data on the best-selling canned foods in America so we’ve compiled 30 genius recipes to use your favorites in new ways. Working our […]




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Cranberry jelly is useful in many ways and it makes a great marinade for sticky chicken wings. Take a 400g (14oz) can of jellied sauce, chop it into cubes then mix with 2tbsp each Dijon mustard, hot chili sauce, soy sauce, and the zest and juice of a lemon. Add plenty of black pepper then mix into 1.3kg (3lb) of wings. Bake on a tray lined with oiled foil in a hot oven, turning occasionally, until cooked through and well browned.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Add extra carbs to a baked vegetable pie with spaghetti hoops. Mix with canned lentils and tomatoes, diced vegetables of your choice (carrots, celery, onion for example), then top with mashed potato and grated cheese. Bake in a hot oven until fully heated through and bubbling.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Green bean casserole is a classic Thanksgiving dish but we think it’s great any time of the year. The sauce is made from another canned favorite, condensed mushroom soup. Heat the soup with a little milk, some grated cheese and chopped crisp bacon. Pour over the drained beans, add more cheese and breadcrumbs, then bake at 350°F (180°C) until browned and bubbling.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Next time you’ve got a can of green beans hanging around, try a super quick, Szechuan-style stir-fry. Add chopped chili, garlic and ginger to a hot wok, then tip in drained and rinsed beans, a splash of soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds. As the beans are already cooked, you only need to stir-fry long enough to coat in the sauce.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


A can of condensed soup makes a creamy sauce for a crowd-pleasing pie. Fry off chicken chunks and onion until lightly browned, then put into a pie dish with vegetables of your choice. Add the can of soup with the same quantity of chicken stock. Cover with ready-made shortcrust or puff pastry and bake at 350°F (180°C) until browned and bubbling.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Cooking noodles, for a sort-of carbonara, in chicken soup makes it rich and creamy. For 225g (8oz) spaghetti or another type of long pasta, you’ll need a can of condensed chicken soup and 850ml (30fl oz) chicken stock. Cook the spaghetti in the soup and stock mixture but don’t drain it. When the pasta is done, add crisp bacon and plenty of grated cheese. You could also add peas or spinach at the end.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Heat your tomato soup according to the instructions and meanwhile, sauté chopped onions, carrots and celery. Add these to the soup along with cooked small pasta shapes and a drained can of kidney beans, butter beans or chickpeas. We’re not being overly purist here so just chuck in whatever you have to hand. Simmer for 10 minutes or so, then add a glug of olive oil, basil and grated Parmesan to serve.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


A can of tomato soup makes a great sauce for baked meatballs. First, fry off the meatballs until browned. To make the sauce, mix the soup with a drained can of tomatoes and add a teaspoon of mixed herbs. Put the meatballs into a baking dish and pour over the tomato sauce. Baked until cooked through, then for a finishing touch, cover with grated cheese and return to the oven until melted and golden.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Pimp up your canned sausages in a Thai-style stir fry. Fry chili and garlic in a little oil, then add shredded carrots, sliced scallions and chopped sausage. Throw in a good handful of basil towards the end of cooking – Thai basil if you can find it, but Italian basil will work perfectly well. Serve with noodles or rice.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


You’re probably more familiar with a potato gratin made with cream, but it’s great made with condensed mushroom soup too. Thinly slice 900g (2lb) of potatoes and a large onion. Mix the soup with 150ml (5fl oz) milk and a good pinch of paprika. Layer the potatoes and onion, adding some of the soup and milk mixture to each layer, then pour the rest over the top. Cover with grated cheese, bake at 375°F (190°C), covered, for an hour, then uncover and bake for a further 30 minutes.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


Here’s a one-pot dish which is certain to become a firm favorite. Mix a can of mushroom soup with 300ml (10fl oz) water, 375g (13oz) long-grain rice and a teaspoon of dried oregano. Brown four chicken breasts cut into chunks, in a little oil. Next, put the chicken in the base of an ovenproof dish with a sliced onion. Pour over the rice mixture, cover the dish then bake at 375°F (190°C) for 40 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the chicken is tender. Rest for 10 minutes before serving.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.




Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.


31/31 SLIDES

Next Post

A woman in Geneseo makes her dreams come true by opening her own coffee shop

Posted: May 26, 2021 / 05:28 PM CDT / Updated: May 26, 2021 / 05:28 PM CDT A woman in Geneseo is making her dreams come true by opening up her own coffee shop in her hometown. Kelly Wolf is seeing her dream turn into a reality. “This was always […]