TUNA Melt Balls Recipe (Healthy + Cheap)

Tuna Melt Balls Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

Do you like tuna melts? Do you like balls? If so, you’re going to love this quick, healthy, and CHEAP Tuna Melt Balls recipe!

Here is the recipe:

  • 2 Cans Tuna
  • 2 Extra Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup (90g) Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
  • 2/3 Cup Reduced Fat Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 4 Tablespoons (60g) Low Fat Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Celery
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 993
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 2551mg
  • Carbs: 67g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Protein: 95g

Calories in each ball (if you make 9):

  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 2.7g
  • Saturated Fat: .2g
  • Sodium: 333.4mg
  • Carbs: 7.4g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 10.5g

Drain your Tuna, chop up your Celery + Red Onion, and then combine all of your ingredients into a bowl. Mix everything together. Take out a baking sheet, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and then shape your mix into balls. Bake on 350°F/176°C for 15:00-20:00. Mouthgasm!


  • Top your balls with some low fat mayonnaise and cheese!
  • Double or triple the recipe to last you all week!

About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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