Canned Tuna Loaf Recipe -
  • READY IN 45 mins

Canned Tuna Loaf

Recipe by  

"This is an experiment that turned out tasty. It is a nice loaf which would be a nice protein dish at any meal."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 1 loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Prepare a glass loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat eggs, mayonnaise, horseradish, parsley, paprika, cayenne pepper, and black pepper together in a large bowl until smooth. Add tuna in water, bread crumbs, and onion; mix until evenly moistened. Pack tuna mixture into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until hot and fully cooked in the center, about 30 minutes.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Aug 29, 2012

I made this recipe as written and I'll make it again! BUT, next time I'll make changes. This loaf recipe should either be doubled or made in a smaller loaf pan. The directions did not indicate whether the canned tuna should be drained or not, so I drained it, saving the liquid in case I thought the pre-baked loaf looked too dry. I opted to leave the tuna liquid out. The loaf was a bit dry, but it could have as much to do with the fact that the pan was over-sized (in my opinion). Baking it at 400 degrees might a bit high, as well. While I don't often eat it, I loved the horseradish in this loaf. I didn't, however, like the ceyenne pepper, but realize it's a personal preference. All in all, a good basic recipe.

Nov 11, 2012

I went with a more minimalist approach to seasoning. Whole thing is soft breadcrumbs, two cans of tuna, two eggs, salt, & pepper. It's what I had--and it still works!

Jan 29, 2013

I did this pretty close to how it was written. I didn't have any horseradish, so I omitted that, and I cooked it for 30 minutes but set the oven to 350. I left some water in the tuna, and that seemed to help keep it a little moist. I also didn't have any "soft" breadcrumbs, so I just used regular breadcrumbs and just eyeballed it. I think next time I make this, I'll double the recipe, as it was kind of skinny, and I prefer my loafs to be thicker. The cayenne gives it a little bit of a kick, that I'm not a huge fan of, but it's still pretty good.

Jan 22, 2015

An experiment is indeed right. I tried to follow the directions exactly so I could review based on that, but it didn't work out that way. The recipe didn't say to drain the tuna, so I didn't. It said to add the tuna in water, so I did. Then the recipe looked WAY too thin, so I added almost another cup of bread crumbs. I used less than 1/2 cup minced onion; I think 1/2 cup in the original recipe is too much, as what I used in the tweaked version was still pretty strong. I like spicy things, but like other reviewers, I didn't care for the cayenne in this one. Two eggs was an awful lot as well; it almost looked like a tuna soufflé when it came out of the oven...until it fell flat as a flitter. Calling this is a "loaf" is a stretch as well. It's more like a rectangular, 1-inch thick, baked patty once it settles. This recipe needs a lot of work. If I tried it again, I'd probably double and drain the tuna, decrease to 1 egg, leave out the cayenne, and add some season salt.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 528 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 213 mg
  • 71%
  • Fat
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 30.4 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 625 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Not The Same Old Chicken
Not The Same Old Chicken

We have so many top-rated chicken recipes, you'll never run out of dinner ideas again.

Slow Cooker Time Savers
Slow Cooker Time Savers

Imagine dinner making itself in the slow cooker while you relax or do other things.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Grilled Tuna with Fresh Horseradish

See how to make grilled tuna that just explodes with flavor.

Seared Ahi Tuna Steaks

See how to make quick, easy, elegant seared tuna steaks.

Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch

See how to make homemade tuna noodle casserole without the canned soup.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States