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Easy Stuffed Tuna Balls Recipe

Looking for an easy dinner or lunch idea that is keto-friendly and delicious? Try my Quick and Easy Stuffed Tuna Balls Recipe. Low carb and simply amazing, you can enjoy these stuffed tuna balls anytime.

People often miss dough when they are eating keto and low carb. It makes sense since we have had bread as a basic in most meals. Using Fat Head dough, you can have the feeling of bread in your meals, without having to give up the hard work you have done with your healthy eating lifestyle.

Looking for an easy dinner or lunch idea that is keto friendly and delicious? Try my Quick and Easy Stuffed Tuna Balls recipe. Low carb and simply amazing, you can enjoy these stuffed tuna balls anytime.


Stuffed Tuna Balls Recipe Ingredients

For the Fat Head Dough

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  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoon cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg

Tuna Filling

  • 2.6 ounce tuna
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped

Stuffed Tuna Balls Recipe Instructions

  1. Melt mozzarella & cream cheese in the microwave. I do about 45 seconds, remove from microwave and stir and pop back in for another 45 seconds.
  2. Add in almond flour and egg until combined.
  3. Place dough on parchment paper. Top with the second piece of parchment paper and roll out until it’s about 1/4″ thick.
  4. Use a round cookie or biscuit cutter. I used a 3″ for this recipe for a smaller tuna ball. You can use a larger one if you prefer.
  5. In a medium-size bowl mix together tuna, cream cheese, and chopped green onions.
  6. Grab a piece of the fat head dough that’s been cut out into a circle. Using a teaspoon, put filling onto the dough. Pinch the ends of the dough together and pinch together to ensure the filling isn’t going to come out. Roll in the palm of your hand until the dough looks smooth.
  7. Place seam side down on the baking sheet and repeat the process until the filling is gone. You will need to reroll the extra fat head dough a second time.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° for 20 minutes and golden brown.
  9. Serve with a side of tartar sauce!

tuna ball dipped in white sauce

Stuffed Tuna Balls Recipe Nutrition

Serves 6

Calories 275, Total C 7.2g, Fiber 0.8g, Net C 6.4g, Sugar 2.1g, Fat 13g, Protein 17.2g

Here is a video we made to show you how to make this Stuffed Tuna Balls recipe.

 

 

Here are some pictures we took while making this amazing recipe.

stuffed tuna ball ingredients

Gather your ingredients.

 

make the fathead dough

Make the Fatdough dough.

 

fat head dough ball

Mix the dough until it comes together.

 

rolled out fat head dough

Roll out the dough.

 

cut the fathead dough into circles

Cut the dough into small circles.

 

tuna mixture

Mix together the tuna stuffing.

 

tuna mixture in the fat head dough ball

Add the filling to the dough.

 

stuffed tuna balls ready to be cooked

Add a top and close the balls. Put them on a baking sheet for the oven.

 

Stuffed Tuna Balls Recipe on a white plate


Looking for an easy dinner or lunch idea that is keto friendly and delicious? Try my Quick and Easy Stuffed Tuna Balls recipe. Low carb and simply amazing, you can enjoy these stuffed tuna balls anytime.

What is Fat Head Dough?

Fat Head Dough is a simple to make, low carb, keto friendly dough. The basic ingredients are cheese, cream cheese, egg and a low carb flour like almond flour, or sometimes it is made with coconut flour. While it isn’t bread, it can be used as a substitute in recipes like this.

What is the Filling in Stuffed Tuna Balls?

The filling is made up of cream cheese and tuna with diced green onions.

What to Serve with Stuffed Tuna Balls?

These tuna balls can be quite filling on their own, or you can serve it will low carb vegetables or a side salad with keto-friendly dressing.

Variations to these Tuna Balls

How Long Will it Last?

These tuna balls will stay good for a few days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, either use the microwave or the oven. If using the microwave, wrap with a moist paper towel or napkin to keep them from drying out.

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tuna ball dipped in white sauce

Stuffed Tuna Balls Recipe

Looking for an easy dinner or lunch idea that is keto friendly and delicious? Try my Quick and Easy Stuffed Tuna Balls recipe. Low carb and simply amazing, you can enjoy these stuffed tuna balls anytime.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Keto Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 275

Ingredients
  

For the Fat Head Dough

  • 1 1/2 c Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tsp cream cheese
  • 3/4 c almond flour
  • 1 egg

Tuna Filling

  • 2.6 oz tuna
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp green onion chopped

Instructions
 

  • Melt mozzarella & cream cheese in the microwave. I do about 45 seconds, remove from microwave and stir and pop back in for another 45 seconds.
  • Add in almond flour and egg until combined.
  • Place dough on parchment paper. Top with the second piece of parchment paper and roll out until it's about 1/4" thick.
  • Use a round cookie or biscuit cutter. I used a 3" for this recipe for a smaller tuna ball. You can use a larger one if you prefer.
  • In a medium size bowl mix together tuna, cream cheese, and chopped green onions.
  • Grab a piece of the fat head dough that's been cut out into a circle. Using a teaspoon, put filling onto the dough. Pinch the ends of the dough together and pinch together to ensure the filling isn't going to come out. Roll in the palm of your hand until the dough looks smooth.
  • Place seam side down on the baking sheet and repeat the process until the filling is gone. You will need to reroll the extra fat head dough a second time.
  • Bake in the oven at 350° for 20 minutes and golden brown.
  • Serve with a side of tartar sauce!

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 275 | Carbohydrates: 7.2g | Protein: 17.2g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 2.1g
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3 Comments

  1. Hello! I’d like to try this recipe with Coconut flour instead of Almond flour. Have you this substitution and if so, what was the conversion?

    1. Coconut flour is very drying. I have not tried using it. I have been able to substitute sunflower flour on a 1 to 1 basis for almond flour but not coconut flour. Sorry, I don’t have a better answer.

  2. I used hamburger instead of tuna and I also added some shredded cheese and bacon and instead of rolling it out I just took chunks and flattened in my hand and put some filling in and closed up. You do have to move quickly though. Turned out great

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