Spicy Keto Tuna Melt Cups are the Perfect Bite Sized Snack Any Time of Day

Spicy Keto Tuna Melt Cups

yield: 7 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 35 MINUTES

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a silicone muffin tin.

2

In a mixing bowl, combine tuna, eggs, sour cream, mayo, onions, cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper.

3

Fill muffin pan with the mixture, evenly. Top each muffin with a few slices of jalapeños. (This batch made 7 muffins)

4

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 7 tuna cups, Serving Size: 1 tuna cup
Amount Per Serving: 179.8 Calories | 14.1g Fat | 1.9g Total Carbs | .5g Fiber | 10.4g Protein | 1.4g Net Carbs

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keto tuna melt egg muffin cups

Have a can of tuna in the pantry?

Consider mixing up a batch of these easy spicy keto tuna melt egg muffin cups for a perfect low carb snack or to be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. This is such a genius way to eat tuna, and even folks who aren’t necessarily huge fans of canned tuna fish will still likley LOVE this idea.

holding a spicy keto tuna melt egg muffin cup up close

After your tuna cups are done baking, you’ll have a flavorful tuna bite with a slight eggy texture on the inside, but a nice cheese crust around the edges. I feel like this is kind of similar to a no crust quiche but a bit heartier and filling at the same time, too.

Spicy Keto Tuna Melt egg muffin Cups - ingredients on the counter

Tips for making the BEST spicy tuna melt egg muffin cups:

    • If you’re looking for a great all-purpose muffin and cupcake pan, this silicone one works great, is non-stick, and easy to wash!
    • I highly recommend going for a spicy taste for these tuna cups! Shredded pepper jack cheese and sliced jalapeños are an awesome pair for lots of added flavor in this recipe (it works out perfectly with the sharp cheddar and tuna). If you don’t want spicy, just nix the jalapeños and spicy cheese, and use all cheddar or a cheese of your choice.
    • Keep these tuna cups in mind for keto food prep! These would be a perfect make-ahead lunch or dinner idea and can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
    • As one reader suggested, these could also be yummy with canned chicken instead of tuna if desired!

stirring ingredients for egg tuna cups

adding onions to tuna cups

pouring tuna egg cups into muffin tin

adding jalapeno to keto tuna cups

holding a spicy tuna cup


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Spicy Keto Tuna Melt Cups

yield: 7 SERVINGS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 35 MINUTES

Spicy cheese and tuna are melted together in a muffin tin for a delicious keto meal idea.

Ingredients

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a silicone muffin tin.

2

In a mixing bowl, combine tuna, eggs, sour cream, mayo, onions, cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper.

3

Fill muffin pan with the mixture, evenly. Top each muffin with a few slices of jalapeños. (This batch made 7 muffins)

4

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 7 tuna cups, Serving Size: 1 tuna cup
Amount Per Serving: 179.8 Calories | 14.1g Fat | 1.9g Total Carbs | .5g Fiber | 10.4g Protein | 1.4g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

spicy tuna cups cut in half

This is a must-try keto recipe!

How YUMMY! We absolutely LOVED these spicy tuna melt cups, and I already had the simple ingredients on hand. I also appreciate how easy this idea is to mix together and bake, and the leftovers warm up nicely.

No-fuss healthy keto recipes like these are so handy to know!

holding spicy tuna melt egg muffin cup

Check out what my Hip2Keto teammates had to say after baking the spicy tuna cups:

“I love tuna and anything spicy so I was really excited to try these. They were so easy to make with the minimal ingredients and they turned out absolutely delicious! The fresh parsley made the flavor so yummy and the texture was perfect.

I used a silicone cupcake pan and the tuna cups easily came out of the molds without sticking to the bottom. I’ll definitely be making a big batch of these for weekday snacking! I tested this out in a regular cupcake pan and also a silicone mold and they did stick and break apart a bit in the regular pan so I would definitely recommend using a silicone one for this recipe so they come out in one pretty piece! Loved these so much!” – Taylor


“These turned out fantastic! I love the flavor, especially with the jarred jalapeños and cheeses! Also, these reheat nicely the next day in the air fryer. My daughter and I had these two days in a row for lunch with a salad and it sure made for the perfect lunch. I love the pan suggested for this, it worked out beautifully!” – Jenna


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Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 34

  1. Queenducky21

    Thanks! One thing that could be helpful is if you’re able to add abbreviations like NF for Nut Free in the title. Doing keto is hard in our family due to nut allergy. But we’ve been doing it for 2 years!

    • Amber (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for the request! I will be sure to pass that along to the team!

  2. Annie

    How would these freeze?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I think they’d do well! Especially warned in the oven again 👍

  3. Nichole

    Thanks. These were good and I did freeze for lunches

    • Cassandra (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome, Nichole! Great idea to freeze them!

  4. Tae

    Think I can use fresh jalapeños instead of jarred? I’m out of pickled and have tons of fresh peppers

    • Cassandra (Hip Sidekick)

      Sure! You can use fresh jalapeños if you prefer, Tae.

  5. Laurie

    these were delicious! I was wondering if I could try making them with chorizo sometime. Without the tuna of course, but everything else the same. I think I would put half the egg and cheese mixture, then the fried chorizo and then the other half of the mixture.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Well that sounds delicious! Yum!

  6. lindaromero

    mine were pretty wet – not sure if it was all the oils from cheese or if I did something wrong?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Did you drain your tuna really well, lindaromero?

  7. Lori

    Do you still need to spray the pan if you use silicone muffin pan

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      When I use silicone pans, I do not spray them. Hope this helps, Lori!

  8. Angie

    Can you substitute canned crab meat for the tuna?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      sure – that sounds wonderful too!

  9. Lindalee Johnson

    These are one of my absolute favorite things to eat, Keto or not!!! They are creamy and delicious. I eat them warm or cold and they are fantastic either way. Thanks for sharing!!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! You’re so welcome! Thank YOU for the feedback, Lindalee! I’m so glad you have been enjoying them!

  10. Lisa

    These are so good. I skipped the jalapeños because I didn’t have any & sometimes they upset my stomach (ulcers) I used shallots & not onion.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks for sharing Lisa!

  11. Carol

    Are these egg-like? Or do they taste like egg?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, but heartier than a quiche.

  12. Jackie

    These are absolutely amazing. I have issues with onion so I substituted celery for extra crunch. One of our absolute go to muffins now. Thank you

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Jackie! I love the idea of adding celery❤ So glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Julie

    Delicious also with canned chicken

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      oh good!! Yes, I agree. Thanks Julie!

  14. Cynthia

    These are delicious, and just the thing for doing keto during Lent!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh perfect! Awesome to hear you’ve been loving them!

  15. Matt L

    Did this with mozzarella, because it was the only cheese I had on hand. Didn’t use jalapeños because we didn’t have them. Baked 25 mins, then broiled for 2. I think it needed that extra time because of the mozzarella. Dipped it in franks red hot, and was amazing. Even my 2 year old was begging for it.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Great modifications, Matt L! I’m so glad to hear you and your 2 year old loved them!

  16. Kristy

    Was wondering if I shred the cheese myself would the carb count go down???

  17. Tara

    I had a big can of chicken from Costco so I used that, doubled the recipe, didn’t have jalapenos so I added a little can of green chilies, and it was delicious!! The only silicon muffin pan I had was a big one, the doubled recipe made exactly 6 of the big muffins, perfect for a meal size. I did have to bake it about 20 minutes longer because of the bigger muffin pan.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sounds delicious! Thanks for letting us know how yummy yours turned out!

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