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Tuna Salad Muffins Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Tuna Salad Muffins

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"Tuna Salad on the go! Low fat and very flavorful."

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Original recipe makes 12 muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease muffin tins.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Into a separate bowl, flake tuna; then stir in yogurt, green onion, olives, and garlic. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, and oil.
  5. Stir tuna mixture into flour mixture. Gently stir milk mixture into flour mixture. Spoon tuna salad into the wells of muffin tins.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 24, 2009

These recipe sounded interesting, so I thought I would try it. Except that I knew from the ingredients list I would have to "tweak" it quite a bit if anyone in my family was even going to consider eating these (definitely not intended to disparage either the recipe or the contributor, just my own family's idiosyncratic eating preferences). So I left out the stuff that we don't like (olives, skim milk, yogurt) and substituted stuff that we do like (celery, some green and red peppers, whole milk, reduced fat sour cream) for them. I also used 2 tbls. of applesauce and 2 melted 2 tbls. butter instead of the vegetable oil for shortening and I tossed some parmesan cheese and paprika into the batter, too. The result: The muffins turned out wonderfully in that they baked up nicely, were attractive in appearance and had a nice texture. Flavor-wise? I thought they were kind of "they are what they are; good, but nothing great". My husband's initial reaction was a quizzical expression and "strange" as a comment. And then he proceeded to eat 3 more muffins. My daughter said: "Wow, these are GOOD! Are we having them for dinner tonight?" And my son actually brought a friend over and told him: "You HAVE to try these things! They're great!" (and his friend agreed) I actually wound up making 2 more batches before dinner. I served these muffins with a tomato based soup and a tossed salad, but make no mistake -- the MUFFINS ruled the meal. (I gave this recipe 5 stars. Even though I tweaked it,

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 28, 2008

I love tuna sandwiches, but I couldn't eat these muffins. I don't know if I did something wrong, but the muffins came out soggy, and if I had cooked them longer they would have been overcooked. I really wanted to like these, but they did not taste good.


22 Ratings

Jan 17, 2007

I love these! My daughter liked them as well. I substituted whole wheat flour for white and used white onions instead of green. I don't like olives so I added celery instead, so they were not salty at all. These will definatly be a keeper! Thanks!

Sep 21, 2005

A little salty, but if you like tuna you will like these muffins. I doubled the recipe and got just 12 regular sized muffins.

Jul 31, 2006

I really don't like tuna, but my husband loves it so i decided to try this recipe. He wasn't crazy about the muffins-he ate three of them because he was hungry but said it didnt think much of them. I was scared to even try them but they actually werent as disgusting as I thought. They reminded me of tuna casserole. So all in all, a so-so recipe. The best part of it was that my 1 year old really liked them, so i froze the leftovers for a quick, healthy lunch for her.

Sep 22, 2005

This is just for my family, it appears that most people like these.

Jun 08, 2005

These muffins are great! I take them to work every day for lunch.

Jun 16, 2011

I like the idea of this "muffin" and i usually make most recipes exactly as written, but this one just Screamed for graded cheddar on top (big plus) AND that help make them a little browner while cooking. I didn't put mine in muffin pans, i just scooped them onto a baking tray like scones. I would say the flavor is a little bland and could use a little seasoning...?? not sure what yet....?? any ideas? overall, a good start, but could use a bit of help still.


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  • Calories
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 8.8 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 259 mg
  • 10%

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

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