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Mini Tuna Loaves

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


6 servings

Our Test Kitchen has packed all the comfort of Mom’s mouthwatering tuna casserole into six cute, individual serving-sized loaves drizzled with melted cheese. Try this quick and easy recipe on your family and reel in the raves! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen SHOP SMART: When choosing canned tuna, remember: *Solid white tuna (usually albacore, yellowfin or Tongol) is milder in flavor, has whiter meat and is packed in water. *Light meat tuna (usually skipjack or bonita) is stronger in flavor, darker in color and packed in oil or water.


  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 cans (5 ounces each) white water-packed solid tuna, chopped
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small skillet, saute celery and onion in oil for 5 minutes or until tender. In a large bowl, combine the tuna, bread crumbs, wheat germ, eggs, milk, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir in celery mixture. Shape into 6 oval loaves.
  2. Place in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake until lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 5 minutes longer.
  3. Freeze option: Securely wrap cooled loaf in foil, then freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap loaf; reheat on a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan in a preheated 350° oven until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 257 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 578mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.

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