Healthy Tuna Recipes

Find healthy, delicious tuna recipes including canned tuna, tuna melts and tuna salads. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Use reduced fat soup and fat-free milk to make this favorite casserole lower in fat and calories. Adding a variety of vegetables makes it more nutritious than the traditional recipe.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

10-Minute Tuna Melt

Rating: 5 stars 1
This variation of a classic sandwich uses mayonnaise, but not where you think! Mayo is brushed on the outside of the sandwich in place of butter to make the sandwich golden and crispy as it heats in a skillet. Plain Greek yogurt takes mayo's place in the salad—along with crunchy celery, roasted red bell peppers and scallions—for a satisfying lunch with less saturated fat.
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By Joy Howard

Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
Known as Tuna-Pea Wiggle to some, this family-friendly tuna noodle casserole tends to be made with canned soup and whole milk, which means high fat and sodium. We remedy this by making our own creamy mushroom sauce with nonfat milk thickened with a bit of flour. Look for whole-wheat egg noodles--they have more fiber than regular egg noodles (but this dish will work well and taste great with either).
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Tuna Casserole with Peas

"A traditional tuna casserole provides both protein and carbohydrates to keep you full, and is kid-friendly and easy to make," RD Maya Feller says about this tuna casserole recipe.
By Maya Feller, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.

Tuna Salad Spread

Rating: 4 stars 1
This tuna spread recipe is a healthy twist on tuna salad and uses avocado and Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise. Serve it on cucumber slices, butter lettuce leaves or whole-grain crackers.
By Lauren Lastowka

Smoked Tuna Spread Canapés

Need an appetizer for your next cocktail party? Look no further than these easy canapés. A blend of smoked tuna and seasoned cream cheese is stacked with crisp cucumber slices atop crunchy almond crackers in an appetizer that your guests will be reaching for first.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Mediterranean Tuna-Spinach Salad

Rating: 4 stars 14
This tuna salad recipe gets an upgrade with olives, feta and a tahini dressing. Served over baby spinach, this is the perfect easy and light lunch or dinner salad.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Spinach & Tuna Noodle Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Homemade mushroom sauce kicks the can of soup out of the picture in this veggie-centric, healthy riff on a classic tuna-noodle casserole recipe. Serve with steamed green beans.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Mason Jar Power Salad with Chickpeas & Tuna

Rating: 5 stars 7
This power salad will keep you fueled for hours, thanks to 26 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. Tossing the dressing and kale, and then letting it stand in the jar, softens it enough so you don't need to massage or cook it to make it tender.
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By Katie Webster

Tuna Salad with Egg

Rating: 5 stars 1
This simple tuna salad with egg has a clean and balanced flavor. The capers and lemon bring acidity to help everything come together and chopped arugula adds a peppery kick. Enjoy it with greens or on a slice of your favorite whole-grain bread.
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By Karen Rankin

Tuna Salad Sandwich with Sweet Relish

Rating: 5 stars 6
This sweet twist on a classic tuna-salad sandwich is a healthy high-protein lunch that even your kids will love.
By Carolyn Casner

Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
Packed with protein and fiber, this tuna and bean salad is ready in a flash. For an extra kick, add a pinch of crushed red pepper or cayenne.
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Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Rating: 5 stars 2

You might not think to use hummus as a pasta sauce, but the creamy dip makes the perfect backdrop to the bold flavors of this healthy Mediterranean-inspired pasta salad.