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Tuna Ball Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Tuna Ball

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"There's nothing fancy about the Tuna Ball, but it tastes great at parties and other get togethers. Chopped pecans give this blend of tuna, cream cheese and onion a light crunch. I love this appetizer with veggies, crackers and veggies."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, blend tuna, cream cheese, 1/2 the pecans and onion. Shape into a ball or loaf. coat with remaining pecans. Refrigerate until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 16, 2006

I used this recipe as a base and took the advice of others to add some spices. I added fresh chopped parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the cheese/tuna mixture and then rolled the finished ball in more fresh parsley. It made a pretty green ball when it was finished and ended up being a great Christmas party appetizer. Next year I might try putting an ornament top with a string on it to make it look like an ornament. The flavor was wonderful.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 07, 2012

To me this tasted like a mouthful of cream cheese. Wont be making again!

Dec 24, 2006

The first time I made this, we ate it within a few hours of preparation and I couldn't see why people liked it; I thought it was bland. I sent it to work with my husband the next day and his coworkers not only devoured every drop, but they asked for the recipe! I made it again and found that it tastes much better if you let it sit in the fridge overnight!

Oct 03, 2003

The cheese ball was good if you add a tsp of accent seasoning, a pinch of salt and some black pepper. It was sorta bland according to the recipe submitted but once you add the extras it turns it into a wonderful appeptizer. I also recommend stirring it witha rubber spatula to make it very smooth.. chill it FIRST, then roll in pecan pieces.. It went very well at a party I threw!

May 27, 2003

I have made this before and I agree it is always a big hit..The greatest part is that most of the time you already have the ingredients..I have even rolled it in fresh parsley...

Feb 10, 2008

This recipe is easy and a big hit. I have also made this by substituting the tuna with canned salomon and using green onion instaed of white for more color.

Apr 15, 2008

I've made this for two different social occasions and it's always gotten devoured. It's better when it can get to room temperature (not outside at a cold weather oyster roast!) but regardless it's super easy and SO GOOD! I like to make the mixture and give it a couple of hours for the onion flavor to meld with the cream cheese which really adds flavor. Then I'll add some salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate one last time before rolling in the nuts.

Nov 24, 2006

Delicious - added some italian seasoning to the mixture to give it some extra flavor - it was a hit. Serve with celery sticks.


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  • Calories
  • 65 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.8 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

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

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