Just Add a Can: 18 Recipes Made Better With Canned Ingredients

Erin Cullum

Every cook knows that fresh is always better, but canned ingredients are one of a few food-editor-approved shortcuts in the kitchen. Need to bulk up your pasta? Add chickpeas. Want easy homemade tomato sauce? Start with a can of whole tomatoes. These 18 recipes are all made better by the addition of canned ingredients, and they're just as easy as they are tasty.

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