Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

These tuna balls are very tasty, they can be made into 10-12 larger balls, or 30-40 smaller cocktail size balls (served with a cocktail picks). If you are one of those people (like myself) that just have to add garlic to everything, no matter what it is, then fresh minced garlic in any amount may be added to these if desired. This recipe can easily be doubled, I usually do if I am making, them into larger balls, for a snack or a main meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (6 1/2 ounce) can tuna, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 14 cup fine dry breadcrumbs (enough to hold the balls together) or 14 cup soft breadcrumbs (enough to hold the balls together)
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (Hellman's is best)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons chopped onions or 2 -3 tablespoons green onions, if desired
  • 2 -3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 -2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 -3 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 12 teaspoon poultry seasoning, to taste
  • 12 cup crushed corn flakes (for coating)
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • seasoning salt (I use seasoning salt for this) or regular white salt, to taste (I use seasoning salt for this)
  • black pepper, to taste (optional)


  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan, or any size to fit the tuna balls.
  3. In a bowl, combine the tuna, egg, breadcrumbs, mayo, onion, parsley, almonds, mustard, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper and fresh garlic, or garlic powder (if using), do NOT add the crushed Corn Flakes cereal; combine well.
  4. Shape into 40 balls (for cocktail size) or larger balls, any size you desire.
  5. Roll completely and evenly in the crushed Corn Flakes cereal to coat well.
  6. Dip the coated balls completely in melted butter.
  7. Place on a baking sheet/pan.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes (for the cocktail size), and 20-25 minutes (depending on how large you make the balls) for the larger size, DON'T OVERBAKE, these do not take long to to get done.


Most Helpful

These are very tasty & easy to make. I will make these again. Wish I had doubled the receipe because my Hubby made a main dish out of them & wanted more.

Chef Mindi January 09, 2006

Pretty good- and like nothing I've ever eaten before. I found them a little oily, but they went very fast!

Nimita Patel November 21, 2004

My meat-lover of a husband likes these....and that says a lot for a fish recipe. Both of us especially liked that crunchy corn flake coating. It's a keeper!

NoSpringChicken September 29, 2004

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