21 Delicious Tuna Recipes That You Need To Try!

Need a quick and affordable meal? Try these tuna recipes that everyone will love, using both fresh ahi and canned tuna! These days you can also find fresh ahi tuna at your local grocery store, which makes meals that come together in a flash. So the next time you’re stumped on what’s for lunch or dinner? Think tuna. Here are our 21 top tuna recipes from this website that are great for healthy meal prep.

21. Tuna Patties Recipe

 Tuna Patties Recipe

This crispy tuna patties recipe is a super quick, easy, and healthy dinner idea! Adding a touch of mayo keeps these tuna recipes tender on the inside, yet crunchy and delicious on the outside… And did I mention they’re budget-friendly? A quick survey of my pantry showed that I had all the necessary ingredients on hand. That’s what’s so great about a simple tuna cake recipe like this — you can almost always throw it together at a moment’s notice if you keep a well-stocked pantry. 
Get the recipe here.

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20. Tuna Quesadillas

Tuna Quesadillas

Made with some pretty humble ingredients, these cheesy tuna quesadillas take a simple can of tuna up a notch and turn it into something extra special! Made in under 30 minutes, this tuna quesadilla recipe is sure to be a favorite for your next taco healthy meal prep! These quesadillas are a delicious collision of all the yummy things. It’s like tuna salad meets tuna melt meets cheesy Quesadillas. Whatever it is, it’s freaking awesome! Just try them for yourself and you’ll see just how yummy they are!
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Suggested: Meals Under 200 Calories

19. Keto Tuna Broccoli Ranch Casserole Recipe

 Keto Tuna Broccoli Ranch Casserole Recipe

This is a simple 6-ingredient recipe for a low carb tuna casserole with broccoli, cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing. It has a creamy and cheesy texture, with a distinct but not overpowering tuna taste. Don’t like tuna? You can use other canned meat like salmon. Remove any bones, and follow the recipe instructions by draining and flaking the meat before adding it to the casserole.
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Related: Keto Casserole Recipes

18. Tuna Noodle Casserole

 Tuna Noodle Casserole

Warm, comforting, fast, and easy, this is the Very Best Tuna Noodle Casserole recipe around. Carrots, peas, and tuna are blended with a homemade creamy sauce and then cooked with noodles before being topped with a buttery, crispy crust. Classic Comfort food is right here. If you’ve never had a classic Tuna Casserole before, it’s basically a casserole made up of noodles, tuna, peas, and other vegetables baked in a creamy sauce and then topped with a crunchy breadcrumb or cracker topping.
Get the recipe here.

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Tuna Pasta Salad is easy to make and perfect for potlucks, picnics, and backyard parties. It’s hearty, flavorful, and a great side dish or a complete meal in itself. This tuna pasta salad, however, is fast taking the top spot, especially now that we’re relying more on pantry items for our meals at home. It delivers the same hearty taste but with a lot less effort. The recipe is so easy to put together, I’m embarrassed to even call it a recipe. 
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16. Seared Tuna with an Asian Marinade

 Seared Tuna with an Asian Marinade

These Seared Tuna with an Asian Marinade. This Seared bluefin tuna slightly cooked on the outside, and sushi-grade on the inside.  Topped with sesame seeds, green onions, and an Asian-flavored inspired marinade. The flavors are unreal, like absolutely unreal. The marinade mixed with the fresh tuna is just perfectly complimented and the marriage between the slightly cooked and sushi-grade tuna is divine. This is an excellent weeknight healthy meal prep that the whole family will love.  All you have to do is get your hands on some delicious, fresh tuna! 
Get the recipe here.

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15. Tuna Cakes with Lemon Dijon Sauce

 Tuna Cakes with Lemon Dijon Sauce

Here’s a low-carb Tuna Cakes with Lemon Dijon Sauce recipe I developed based on the minimal information I read in someone’s Instagram post years ago. It’s a perfect lunch or dinner main entree for the 17-Day Diet or any low carb diet for that matter! In fact, my father recently requested that I make my Tuna Cakes with Lemon Dijon Sauce for lunch. This time I decided to make a bit of extra creamy Lemon Dijon Sauce to serve as my salad dressing! 
Get the recipe here.

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14. Easy Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake

Easy Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake

This Easy Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake uses mostly stored cupboard ingredients. Quick, delicious, and a true family favorite! See variation for a Slimming Friendly version too. Canned tuna is definitely having its moment in the spotlight right now… it was even trending on Twitter the other day. Sign o’ the times…I for one have always loved tuna recipes, and usually have a few tins in my pantry for salads and quick pasta dishes like this one.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Keto Pasta Recipes

13. Canned Tuna Ceviche

 Canned Tuna Ceviche

Canned Tuna Ceviche –Transform ordinary canned tuna into a zesty, flavorful lunch by adding fresh lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato, and avocado – so good! Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a good fresh ceviche made of raw fish or seafood. It’s actually one of my favorite fish recipes to eat. When you need a quick lunch using pantry ingredients, this is great and it’s inexpensive, Whole3o, low-carb, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and gluten-free! For presentation, I put the ceviche tuna into the can to use as a ring mold, then inverted it onto my plate; completely optional of course! Topped with fresh avocado, this was filling and delicious.
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12. Mediterranean Tuna Salad

 Mediterranean Tuna Salad

This Mediterranean Tuna Salad – No Mayo is a fresh new twist on traditional tuna salad. With albacore tuna, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, artichokes, and olives this tuna salad is anything but boring! Great for lunch, dinner, and healthy meal prep. There are so many flavors in this tuna salad recipe that you will forget how healthy it is. It doesn’t taste like boring health food. This is a fun, colorful, bright, and flavorful health food. . . Keto friendly too.
Get the recipe here.

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11. No-Mayo Tuna Salad With Greek Yogurt & Avocado

No-Mayo Tuna Salad With Greek Yogurt & Avocado

This healthy no-mayo tuna salad recipe is made with Greek yogurt and avocado. High protein, healthy fat, and fiber – plus great flavor! Looking for a healthy tuna salad idea for lunch? This No-Mayo Tuna Salad made with plain Greek yogurt, avocado, cucumber, olives, fresh dill, lemon, and garlic may be just the tuna recipes you’re looking for! These swaps are filled with healthy fats, fiber, protein, and other micronutrients, while still getting a similar texture and delicious taste!
Get the recipe here.

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10. Tuna Burgers with Smoked Paprika Mayo

Tuna Burgers with Smoked Paprika Mayo

These canned tuna burgers are so easy to make! The tuna patties are crispy on the outside while still juicy in the center and they’re delicious topped with your choice of greens and a smear of paprika mayo. This is one of the great easy fish recipes. I love a good burger as much as the next person but the classic beef would probably be the last ingredient I would choose to make my burgers from. 
Get the recipe here.

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9. Tuna Potato Patties

Tuna Potato Patties

Tender on the inside, golden and crispy on the outside, these tuna potato patties are simply scrumptious. With fresh parsley, green onion, and dried dill, they take a simple can of tuna from basic to something extra special. One of my fave fish recipes ever? A small can of tuna, a spoonful (or two) of kimchi, and some green olives. Random, right? So good, though. These tuna potato patties can be enjoyed for lunch as is, but they’re great for a simple dinner with a side, or even for brunch with some poached eggs.
Get the recipe here.

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8. Crustless Tuna Breakfast Quiche

Crustless Tuna Breakfast Quiche

Don’t be fooled by the name, you can eat this healthy crustless tuna breakfast quiche any time of the day. You can make it a healthy meal prep ahead for the week and you can easily also make it low carb by leaving out the oats. This is a delicious healthy savory breakfast idea that you can make with the endless amounts of canned tuna you bring. Mine are gone now thanks to this healthy canned tuna recipe that is great for clean eating too!
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Vegan Breakfast Recipes

7. Buttery Tuna Rice Muffins

Buttery Tuna Rice Muffins

Buttery Tuna Rice Muffins are a healthy and delicious recipe perfect for a quick 30-minute weeknight dinner. Tuna cakes are made in muffin tins with brown rice, sharp cheddar cheese, and a savory lemon butter sauce for amazing flavor. Buttery Tuna Rice Muffins are a fantastic recipe I got from my Mom. She made these when I was a child on a regular basis during Lent, but they really are a great meal any time!
Get the recipe here.

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6. Spicy Tuna Poke Bowls

Spicy Tuna Poke Bowls

Spicy Tuna Poke Bowls made with chunks of fresh tuna, avocado, cucumbers, spicy mayo and scallions cut on the bias served on a bed of steamed rice – YES, please!! My poke bowl obsession runs as deep as my sushi obsession, and I am not alone! In the past few years, New York has exploded with poke bowl restaurants. The great news is that it’s just as easy to make them from scratch! These tuna recipes are so easy to make – all you need is some fresh sushi-grade tuna or salmon, rice, and your favorite toppings.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Keto Bowl Recipes

5. Healthy Keto Low Carb Tuna Egg Salad 

Healthy Keto Low Carb Tuna Egg Salad 

Tuna and egg salad is perfect for a light lunch, dinner, or even a snack! And, it’s naturally low carb and keto-friendly, but totally delicious. This vibrant keto low-carb salad is loaded with healthy fats from eggs and tuna. See how to make this in just 10 minutes this delicious tuna egg salad. The dress is very simple too. I just mix some of my homemade mayo with lemon, olive oil, chopped herbs, salt, and pepper. You can add a pinch of cayenne for an extra kick. When it comes to quick and easy go-to lunches to have a healthy meal prep during the week, nothing beats a classic tuna salad recipe.
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4. Tuna Melt Stuffed Peppers 

Tuna Melt Stuffed Peppers 

For a tasty twist on the classic tuna melt sandwich, try these stuffed peppers. The filling is made with canned tuna, veggies, and Greek yogurt, which gives the mixture a creamy consistency. Next, the peppers are topped with cheese and chives, and then they are baked until melted and bubbly. Serve the bell peppers on their own or with a side of brown rice. If you’d like to tone down the flavor of the onion and garlic, cook both ingredients first. Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat and then sauté the onion for 5 minutes or until tender. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
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3. Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl

Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl

This Spicy Tuna Sushi Bowl recipe was developed as part of an ambassadorship with the lovely folks at Genova Seafood. As always, all opinions are my own. I hope you’ll enjoy all the flavors of your favorite sushi roll in a quick and easy bowl! These tuna recipes really are just about as simple as my favorite tuna roll. I start with sticky, short-grain rice, chopped avocado, and sliced cucumber. Then, I go a little off-book and toss some canned tuna in a savory, tangy-sweet Asian sauce and warm it for just a few minutes on the stove.
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2. Spicy Sriracha Tuna Wraps

Spicy Sriracha Tuna Wraps

Spicy Sriracha tuna wraps make a great alternative to spicy tuna rolls and are light and refreshing. They’re perfect for lunch and come together in just 5 minutes. These wraps taste just like spicy tuna rolls for a fraction of the price. They’re loaded with albacore tuna, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, onion, celery, and sriracha of course. If you don’t have sriracha, buffalo or hot sauce will also work. For the creaminess, we used mayo but for an even healthier wrap, greek yogurt or mashed avocados work great too!
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Keto Wrap Ideas

1. Spicy Tuna Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

Spicy Tuna Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

Tuna is mixed with a creamy spicy mayonnaise sauce and served on a bed of cauliflower sushi rice for a healthy, easy, and low carb meal that is inspired by spicy tuna bowls. We love ordering spicy tuna rice bowls when at Japanese restaurants and will often make it at home too. I experimented with creating a healthier, low-carb version and I really loved how it turned out. The tuna is so creamy and flavourful. The sauce is a simple blend of sriracha, mayonnaise, and sesame oil. It seems so basic but it is very flavourful.
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