There's no denying that canned goods help create quick, tasty, often money-saving meals. And while a diet relying wholly on processed foods isn't good, canned foods tend to be healthier today than they were a generation ago. With canned products, a little creativity can yield delicious and sometimes surprising results. From soup to nuts — and every course in between — here are ways to get out of the drive-through lane and back into the kitchen with cans.
If you're a cornbread novice — or have very little time — try a tasty recipe that takes just four ingredients (including two kinds of canned corn) and five minutes of prep. It can be baked into squares or muffins to serve alone or alongside chili or stews. Add cheese or bacon for a more complex taste.
Recipe: Del Monte