Tuna Melt Balls

9 Balls110 cals

Do you like tuna melts? Meatballs? Quick, easy, and cheap high protein recipes!? If you answered yes then you’re going to love these Tuna Melt Balls! This whole recipe only takes a few minutes to prep and is absolutely delicious.

All you need for this one is a big enough bowl to fit all of your ingredients into and something to bake your balls on like a baking sheet.

Add into your bowl 2 5 ounce 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 of chopped celery, and 1/4 cup of chopped red onion.

Mix everything together until well incorporated.

Want some variations to these tuna melt balls?

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

Take out a baking sheet or anything that’s oven safe you can put your balls on or in. A baking dish, muffin pan, and so on work great too!

Tuna Melt Balls Shape

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!

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

Diet tip? Scale your recipe below to meal prep these and have enough for the whole week!

Want more balls? Try our delicious Chicken Parmesan Balls next!

Tuna Melt Balls Recipe

Tuna Melt Balls

Like tuna melts and meatballs? Try these Tuna Melt Balls! This high protein recipe is delicious, easy to make, and cheap to meal prep!
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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

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


  • 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



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


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


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

    Can i leave out the bread?

  2. 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.

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