There's nothing fancy about the tuna ball, but it tastes great at parties and other get-togethers. Chopped pecans give this blend of tuna, cream cheese, and onion a light crunch. I love this appetizer with veggies, crackers ,and veggies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese, tuna, 1/2 of the pecans, and onion. Shape into a ball or loaf. Coat with remaining pecans. Refrigerate until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

66 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 1g; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 11.2mg 4% DV; sodium 28.4mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
I used this recipe as a base and took the advice of others to add some spices. I added fresh chopped parsley garlic powder salt and pepper to the cheese/tuna mixture and then rolled the finished ball in more fresh parsley. It made a pretty green ball when it was finished and ended up being a great Christmas party appetizer. Next year I might try putting an ornament top with a string on it to make it look like an ornament. The flavor was wonderful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2012
To me this tasted like a mouthful of cream cheese. Wont be making again! Read More
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74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2006
I used this recipe as a base and took the advice of others to add some spices. I added fresh chopped parsley garlic powder salt and pepper to the cheese/tuna mixture and then rolled the finished ball in more fresh parsley. It made a pretty green ball when it was finished and ended up being a great Christmas party appetizer. Next year I might try putting an ornament top with a string on it to make it look like an ornament. The flavor was wonderful. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2006
The first time I made this we ate it within a few hours of preparation and I couldn't see why people liked it; I thought it was bland. I sent it to work with my husband the next day and his coworkers not only devoured every drop but they asked for the recipe! I made it again and found that it tastes much better if you let it sit in the fridge overnight! Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2003
The cheese ball was good if you add a tsp of accent seasoning a pinch of salt and some black pepper. It was sorta bland according to the recipe submitted but once you add the extras it turns it into a wonderful appeptizer. I also recommend stirring it witha rubber spatula to make it very smooth.. chill it FIRST then roll in pecan pieces.. It went very well at a party I threw! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2003
I have made this before and I agree it is always a big hit..The greatest part is that most of the time you already have the ingredients..I have even rolled it in fresh parsley... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2008
This recipe is easy and a big hit. I have also made this by substituting the tuna with canned salomon and using green onion instaed of white for more color. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2008
I've made this for two different social occasions and it's always gotten devoured. It's better when it can get to room temperature (not outside at a cold weather oyster roast!) but regardless it's super easy and SO GOOD! I like to make the mixture and give it a couple of hours for the onion flavor to meld with the cream cheese which really adds flavor. Then I'll add some salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate one last time before rolling in the nuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2009
I've made this for years and always get rave reviews - even from those who hate tuna! My original recipe calls for some horseradish and a little mayo - generally I just use tuna cream cheese onions and a dash or 2 of hot sauce - enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2006
Delicious - added some italian seasoning to the mixture to give it some extra flavor - it was a hit. Serve with celery sticks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
This is good and simple. You have to like tuna to like this. I did'nt make any changes. We like it as is. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2012
To me this tasted like a mouthful of cream cheese. Wont be making again! Read More
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