Discover the Art of Making Irresistible Tuna Spread

Friends, I’m back to share a simple yet delicious recipe for a protein-packed tuna spread that can be used in so many ways! As someone who loves spending time in the kitchen at Food and Meal whipping up nutritious bites, I’m always seeking new inspiration for easy homemade snacks and sandwiches.

When the craving for something savory strikes, this tuna spread is my go-to for its bold flavors and versatility. By combining tuna with zesty lemon juice, creamy mayo, fresh chives and a dash of pepper, it comes together in just minutes. And I love that I can spread it on crackers or stuff it into a pita or sandwich for an instant flavor boost! It makes me so happy having a protein-rich snack like this on hand to enjoy solo or share with loved ones.

So if you’re seeking a simple, nutritious spread that works for everything from parties to packable lunches, look no further! Let’s get mixing up this zesty tuna delight that I hope brings you as much joy as it does me. Grab your favorite crackers or bread and let’s get snacking, friends!

Tuna Spread
Get ready to dive into a world of flavor with our baked tuna spread!

Tuna Spread Recipes

Discover The Art Of Making Irresistible Tuna Spread 1

Tuna Spread with Roasted Pepper

A tasty and nutritious appetizer, Tuna Spread can be found in many grocery stores. The only ingredients you need are tuna, lemon juice, and parsley. Besides being a good source of protein, it's also a great source of vitamins B3, B12, potassium, selenium, and phosphorus. Moreover, it contains omega-3 fatty acids that protect the body from many diseases, including cancer. Here are some ideas on how to create this dish.
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Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: French, INTERNATIONAL
Keyword: sandwich, tuna, tuna spread
CookingStyle: Baking
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Gobble The Cook and James Anderson
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  • If using fresh red peppers, place in the oven and broil for a 4-5 minutes per side, turning with tongs. Once roasted on all sides, remove from the oven and tightly wrap in parchment to allow the steam to loosen the pepper's skin. After 10 minutes or so, the pepper should be cool enough to peel.
  • Drain the canned tuna, squeezing out all excess liquid.
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor with the blade attachment, and process for a few minutes until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.



If you're looking for a quick and easy appetizer, try making Tuna Spread with a few simple ingredients. It can be a sandwich spread or a dip for crackers. It's a healthy and filling addition to your daily diet. If you're into cheesy, creamy tuna spread is the best choice. This spread is a delicious and healthy option for sandwiches. With only a few ingredients, you'll be able to make tasty and nutritious snacks.
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 891mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2mg

Alternative Method: Baked Tuna Spread

Tuna Spread
Pair our creamy tuna spread with fresh veggies for a delightful crunch.

To prepare a delightful Baked Tuna Spread, start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a mixing bowl, drain canned tuna and combine it with mayonnaise, sour cream, grated Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper. Ensure thorough mixing for a well-combined tuna mixture. Grease a small baking dish, like an 8×8-inch dish, and transfer the tuna mixture into it. In a separate bowl, blend breadcrumbs and grated mozzarella cheese, then evenly sprinkle this mixture over the top of the tuna in the baking dish. Bake the dish in the preheated oven for approximately 25-30 minutes until the top achieves a golden brown hue, and the spread is heated through. Once baked to perfection, allow it to cool slightly before serving. Present your Baked Tuna Spread alongside your preferred choice of crackers, bread, or fresh vegetable sticks for a delectable treat.

Tips for making Tuna Spread

Tuna Spread
Crunchy crackers, creamy tuna spread, the perfect match.

Cooking Tips

Through trial and a couple errors, I learned that draining the tuna well is key to prevent a watery spread. Be sure to squeeze out any excess moisture! Also, go easy on the lemon juice. A light hand prevents the spread from tasting too tart and sharp. And don’t forget the pepper! A few cracks of black pepper really make the flavors sing.

I like to play around with additions like chopped pickles, capers, or fresh dill. Feel free to get creative! No matter how you craft it, this spread always disappears fast in my household. We love it stuffed in pitas, slathered on crackers, or paired with crisp veggies for dipping. Such a versatile, protein-packed delight!

Serving Suggestions

Tuna Spread
Fresh herbs add the finishing touch to our irresistible tuna spread.

Enhance your dining experience by pairing the delectable Baked Tuna Spread with a variety of delightful dishes. For a fusion of flavors, try serving it alongside Gyoza or Karaage, providing a satisfying contrast to the richness of the tuna. Alternatively, explore Japanese culinary harmony by combining it with Sashimi or Miso Soup. For a heartier meal, consider complementing the Tuna Spread with Katsudon or Yaki Udon, adding depth to your dining affair. If you’re in the mood for a unique twist, pair it with Taco Pizza for a fusion feast that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you choose to enjoy it with a classic like Egg Salad or go for the bold flavors of Shoyu Ramen, the Baked Tuna Spread is a versatile dish that seamlessly integrates into various culinary combinations, promising a memorable and satisfying meal.

FAQs of Tuna Spread

Tuna Spread
Watch the transformation as our tuna spread turns golden and bubbly.
  • Can I prepare this dish in advance for a party?Absolutely! You can assemble the Tuna Spread a day ahead, cover it, and refrigerate. Bake it just before serving for that fresh-out-of-the-oven experience.
  • How do I store leftovers? To store leftovers, cover the dish with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until warmed through.
  • Can I use fresh tuna instead of canned? While canned tuna is traditional for this recipe, you can use fresh tuna. Just cook and flake the fresh tuna before mixing it with the other ingredients.
  • Can I make this recipe gluten-free? Absolutely! Use gluten-free breadcrumbs and ensure your mayonnaise and sour cream are gluten-free to create a gluten-free version.
  • What can I substitute for sour cream if I don’t have any? Greek yogurt or plain yogurt can be a suitable substitute for sour cream in this recipe. The creamy texture will still be achieved, and it adds a pleasant tang.
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Friends, I hope you’ll take inspiration from my easy yet flavorful tuna spread recipe and enjoy making it your own with fun additions. Whether you’re prepping snacks for a crowd or quick lunches for your busy workweek, may it bring you joy through its convenience, nutrition and versatility.

As part of the Food and Meal team, it’s my passion to develop recipes that make home cooking fun, approachable and delicious for people of all skill levels and dietary needs. This protein-packed tuna spread checks all those boxes! For more inspiration, be sure to explore the many recipes on, where you’ll discover fast, affordable and family-friendly meals suited for any occasion.

Now grab your favorite crackers, bread or veggies for dipping, and start whipping up this zesty, savory snack. Thanks for spending time in the kitchen with me! Here’s to simple homemade delights that nourish our bodies and spirits. Cheers, friends!

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Hi! I’m Paula from the Philippines, the passionate blogger and skilled photographer behind Gobble the Cook. I also spearhead the media photography for Food And Meal in Vietnam.

I'm James F Anderson, a noted sous chef from London and a Le Cordon Bleu alumnus. My career began in a Michelin-starred Parisian eatery, where my blend of classic and contemporary cooking, using seasonal ingredients, earned accolades. Recognized in culinary publications and on cooking shows, I’m committed to mentoring aspiring chefs and delivering memorable dining experiences, marking me as a standout talent in the culinary world.

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