Tuna Pops!

Tuna Pops!
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  • Recipe Yield: 10

18 minutes

Liven up your next party with these fun pops!  Kids and adults will love them.


  • Tuna Mixture: 2 (2.6 oz.) Pouches - Tuna Creations® Hickory Smoked
  • Tuna Mixture: 1 egg, beaten
  • Tuna Mixture: 2 Tbsp. medium-grain cornmeal
  • Tuna Mixture: 1Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • Tuna Mixture: 2 Tbsp. Colby-Jack cheese, finely shredded + 12 cup cheese
  • Breading: 14 cup medium-grain cornmeal
  • Breading: 14 cup all-purpose flour
  • Breading: 12 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Peanut oil
  • Short bamboo skewers


  • Break tuna up in a medium bowl. Mix in egg, 2 Tbsp. cornmeal, 1 Tbsp. flour, and 2Tbsp. cheese and mix together well. Mixture will be slightly “wet.”
  • Place remaining cornmeal, flour and cayenne pepper on a plate and mix well. On a second plate put remaining 12 cup cheese.
  • Make balls out of ~1 – 2 Tbsp. of the tuna mixture and roll in the cornmeal mixture.
  • Place about 1 inch of oil in a heavy-bottom sauté pan and heat over medium-high heat. Once sizzling hot, gently place tuna balls in the oil and cook for about 1 – 1-1/2 minutes, turning to brown all sides.
  • When brown, remove from hot oil carefully and roll in cheese to coat the tuna ball. When cooled enough to touch, place a skewer in one end of the ball (don’t go all the way through) and arrange on a plate or dish.
Servings Per Container: 10
When using 2 (2.6 oz.) Pouches - Tuna Creations® Hickory SmokedServing Size: 1 pop
Amount Per ServingDV%*
Total Fat11g11g
Saturated Fat3g3g
Trans Fat0g0g
Total Carbohydrate7g7g
Dietary Fiber1g
Total Sugars3g3g
Includes Added Sugars
Vitamin A2%
Vitamin C0%

*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.