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Warm Tuna Pita Pockets Recipe
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Warm Tuna Pita Pockets Recipe

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Marge Nicol of Shannon, Illinois tucks this cheesy tuna filling in a warm pita pocket for a fun, fast grab-and-go lunch. “The celery adds a nice crunch,” she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 can (6 ounces) light water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 pita bread (6 inches), halved

Nutritional Facts

1 filled pita half (prepared with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and reduced-fat mayonnaise) equals 368 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 885 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 32 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the tuna, cheese, celery, onion and mayonnaise. Spoon into pita halves. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Warm Tuna Pita Pockets in Cooking for 2 Fall 2005, p35

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Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"This has been our favorite Tuna Recipe. Its quick, easy to make and so good. I have just shared the recipe with my Granddaughter who was married recently and looking for recipes for 2. I really miss the Cooking for Two magazine."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2009

"What a joy to stumble across a familiar name. Is Glenn your brother (he is my father)?"

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