Bacon Sriracha Tuna Balls

10 Balls100 cals

Looking for some canned tuna or chicken recipe ideas? Try these Bacon Sriracha Tuna Balls! This meal prep friendly recipe is packed with protein, easy to make, and has just enough kick.

Start these balls with a mixing bowl big enough for all of your ingredients and a pan to cook your balls on.

Add right into your mixing bowl 2 cans of drained tuna or chicken (mine were 5 ounces each), 2 large whole eggs, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 cup of whole wheat bread crumbs or rolled oats, 5 tablespoons of bacon bits, a couple optional slices of chopped red onion, 6 teaspoons of chili sauce, 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese, and 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise.

Cut down on the fat in the recipe by using fat free cheese and mayonnaise!

Mix all of those ingredients together until everything for your bacon Sriracha tuna balls is well incorporated.

Take out a baking sheet or muffin pan, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and shape your balls onto your baking sheet. You can make your balls however big you want them, I made 10 today.

Put your balls into the oven on 375F/190C for 10-20 minutes. Keep in mind that the size of your balls may change your cooking time so keep an eye on them!

Remove your bacon Sriracha tuna balls from the oven and get ready to eat them!

You can eat these plain, with some salsa, in your salad, over rice or quinoa, and so on. Let us know some creative and healthy ways you eat these in the comments below.

Ready for dessert? How about some Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls!?

Bacon Sriracha Tuna Balls Recipe

Bacon Sriracha Tuna Balls

Meal prep your canned tuna with some easy Bacon Sriracha Tuna Balls! This high protein recipe is cheap to make and has just enough kick.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, spicy tuna balls, sriracha, tuna balls, tuna cakes
Servings: 10 Balls
Calories: 100kcal
Cost: $4

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  • 2 Cans Tuna - 10 Ounces (or Canned Chicken)
  • 6 Teaspoons Chili Sauce - Sriracha
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise - Light/Reduced Fat
  • 5 Tablespoons Bacon Bits
  • ¼ Cup Cheddar Cheese - Reduced Fat
  • ½ Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2-4 Slices Red Onion
  • ½ Teaspoon Lemon Pepper
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs - Whole Wheat (or 1 Cup Rolled Oats)


  • Chop up your Red Onion
  • Drain your Tuna
  • Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl
  • Mix everything together
  • Take out a baking sheet and coat it with non-stick cooking spray
  • Shape your mix into balls
  • Bake on 375F/190C for 10-20 minutes



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1003
  • Fat: 39g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 3510mg
  • Carbs: 71g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Protein: 92g
Calories per Ball (if you make 10):
  • Calories: 100
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3g
  • Sodium: 351mg
  • Carbs: 7.1g
  • Fiber: .9g
  • Sugar: 1.4g
  • Protein: 9.2g


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.1g | Protein: 9.2g | Fat: 3.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Sodium: 351mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 1.4g


  1. Deb Seyler on June 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Derek – I LOVE all of your recipes. I am an NPC Figure Competitor and I really enjoy your food off-season. Keep them coming – easy and great tasting! Nice job.

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