Five Comfort Food Recipes That Aren’t Casseroles

From warm velvety textures to bright zingy flavours to hearty and meaty, comfort food comes in many forms. You might already know that casseroles have a special place in our hearts here at Ocean’s but there are so many other options out there. Whatever your favourite comfort food, you probably can’t deny its almost magical ability to turn even the toughest of days around. It’s also safe to admit that when you’re looking for comfort, you’re not looking for a light, fresh salad. But can comfort be healthy and nutritious? We think so! Adding lean protein and veggies is just one way you can get essential nutrients from your favourite comfort foods. Need some inspiration to get you started? Try one of our favourite recipes (that aren’t casseroles)… Actually, we recommend you try them all!

 

Easy and Delicious Grilled Tuna Steak Tacos 

Easy and Delicious Grilled Tuna Steak Tacos

Even if your taste buds have become more sophisticated, tacos are still the ultimate comfort food. After all, how many kids didn’t love to build their own tacos, piling them with extra sour cream and cheese while mom looked on with faint disapproval. Well the good news is that you can still work tacos into your comfort food repertoire with these grilled Yellowfin tuna steak tacos. They’re certainly more sophisticated and brighter in flavour than the tacos of your childhood but they’re just as fun to build! 

 

Hearty Pacific Chowder

2 bowls of Hearty Pacific Chowder on a wooden circle board

Silky in texture and oh so flavourful, our Hearty Pacific Chowder is the definition of comfort food. Loaded with veggies, seafood and herbs, it’ll fill you up and warm you up all at the same time. Most importantly, you’ll be surprised by how quickly and easily this chowder comes together. 

 

Tuna Lasagna Rolls 

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Bubbling melted cheese, hearty noodles and warm, flavourful tomato sauce… It’s hard to imagine a dish more comforting than lasagna. Try our take on this classic comfort food, featuring lean protein from our flaked white albacore canned tuna. These rollups are so tasty, we suspect they might make it into your regular meal rotation. 

 

Cheesy Tuna Stuffed Pasta Shells 

A full plate of Cheesy Tuna Stuffed Pasta Shells

Let’s all agree that jumbo pasta shells are as much fun to prepare as they are to eat. These cheesy shells stuffed with nutritious spinach, bright peas and our solid white albacore canned tuna are no exception to the rule. Get the whole family involved in stuffing them and we guarantee you’ll turn even the dreariest of days around before they even hit the table.  

 

Greek Tuna Burgers 

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If a burger is your ultimate comfort food, you might have just stumbled upon your new favourite summer comfort food recipe. Feta cheese, dill, and red peppers combine with our tender flaked light canned tuna to make tasty patties while cucumber, tomato, and a dash of tzatziki add Mediterranean flavour. Who says that comfort foods are reserved for cold, dreary nights?