Tuna Melt Balls

9 Balls110 cals

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! The whole recipe only takes a few minutes to prep so let’s jump right into it.

Start this one with a large bowl that you’ll add all of your ingredient into. Add into it 2 cans of drained tuna, 2 extra large whole eggs, 1 teaspoon of basil, 1 teaspoon of parsley, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 4 tablespoons of low fat mayonnaise, 1 cup of whole wheat bread crumbs, 2/3 cup of reduced fat mild cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup chopped celery, and 1/4 chopped red onion.

Want some other variations?

  • Use seasoned crumbs
  • Add in different vegetables
  • Herbs, seasonings, and/or spices are your friend
  • Sauces or dressings
  • Switch up the cheese

Mix everything together and take out a baking sheet or anything that’s oven safe you can put your tuna melt balls on. A muffin pan works great too!

Shape Your Balls

You can shape these tuna melt balls however big or small you want them. The bigger they are, the longer they’ll take to cook so keep that in mind when you’re shaping them.

Throw them in the oven on 350F/176C for around 15-20 minutes.

Can you double or triple the recipe to make enough for the whole week? Absolutely! You can store these in the fridge and they’ll last around 5-7 days.

Like these balls? Try our delicious Chicken Parmesan Balls next!

Tuna Melt Balls Recipe

Tuna Melt Balls

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!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna melt, tuna melt balls
Servings: 9 Balls
Calories: 110kcal
Cost: $3.40
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna melt, tuna melt balls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 9 Balls
Calories: 110kcal
Cost: $3.40

Ingredients

  • 2 Cans Tuna
  • 2 Extra Large Whole Eggs
  • 1 Cup Bread CrumbsWhole Wheat 90g
  • Cup Cheddar CheeseMild (Reduced Fat)
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 4 Tablespoons MayonnaiseLow Fat 60g
  • ½ Cup CeleryChopped
  • ¼ Cup Red OnionChopped

Instructions

  • Drain your Tuna, chop up your Celery + Red Onion, and 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 shape your mix into balls
  • Bake on 350F/176C for 15-20 minutes

Video

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.4g | Protein: 10.5g | Fat: 2.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 333.4mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 1g

Ingredients

  • 2 Cans Tuna
  • 2 Extra Large Whole Eggs
  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs Whole Wheat 90g
  • Cup Cheddar Cheese Mild (Reduced Fat)
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise Low Fat 60g
  • ½ Cup Celery Chopped
  • ¼ Cup Red Onion Chopped

Instructions

  • Drain your Tuna, chop up your Celery + Red Onion, and 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 shape your mix into balls
  • Bake on 350F/176C for 15-20 minutes

Video

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.4g | Protein: 10.5g | Fat: 2.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 333.4mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 1g

3 Comments

  1. matt on August 21, 2015 at 12:00 am

    made these today, they’re freakin awesome!!! I added some sriracha to the whole mix to fire it up a little.

  2. Lin on February 24, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Can i leave out the bread?

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