Keto Tuna Melt Poppers Recipe

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Feeling limited-on-low-carb? Try serving these amazing Keto Tuna Melt Poppers as an appetizer at your next party, or as a healthy low carb snack for the family. Either way, be prepared to blow minds!

Keto Tuna Melt Poppers Recipe

Similar to a baked tuna melt, this recipe is a high-protein twist on tex-mex jalapeño poppers. They are stuffed with an addition of healthy fats and so much flavor.

Similar: Low Carb Bacon Ranch Pepper Poppers

Keto Tuna Melt Poppers

I like making these keto tuna melt poppers for groups, they make the perfect handheld food that everyone can enjoy!

Keto Tuna Melt Poppers Recipe

However, I find that making them as a light low carb lunch or dinner for myself helps me to not break ketosis. Yes, they are that good!

Best Cheese To Make Tuna Melt Popper

A classic tuna melt sandwich recipe usually calls for cheddar cheese, but you can use any cheese you already have in your fridge. That’s what sets these apart from just another keto tuna melt, too.

Keto Tuna Melt Poppers Recipe

Can’t pick? I find colby, pepper jack, and mozzarella are most suitable to this dish- pepper jack being the lowest in sodium and my personal favorite. There is actually a 30% difference in caloric content between commonly-served cheeses! 

Mozzarella: 72 cals in 1 oz

Cheddar: 114 cals in 1 oz

So, choose wisely! You would be surprised how often the lightest options are the ones with unmatchable flavor.

Additional Toppings

For an extra kick, top with diced jalapeños, or diced bacon for a more kid-friendly option. Utilize what is already in your pantry or fridge and I promise you won’t regret it.

Keto Tuna Melt Poppers Recipe

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High Protein Snack or Appetizer

Seeing as tuna is the main ingredient in this keto appetizer, it is far from low in protein. In fact, it is considered to be one of the purest forms of protein you can get- a whopping 20 grams of protein in one serving. That’s almost half of your daily value!

Canned tuna is extremely cost efficient considering it’s nutritional benefits. You’re looking at a super low necessary budget for this entire recipe, which is awesome.

I hope you enjoy this low carb snack like I do. Exact measurements are located within the printable recipe card.

Keto Tuna Melt Poppers Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Bell peppers
  • Tuna
  • Mayo (or greek yogurt)
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic salt
  • Onion powder
  • Cheddar cheese 

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 

Open and drain tuna.

In a medium bowl, combine tuna, greek yogurt, mustard, garlic salt, and onion powder. Mix well.

Slice off and discard the stem of each bell pepper. Slice the peppers in half lengthwise. Remove any seeds that may be present.  

Bake peppers for approximately 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Fill with tuna, and top with cheese. Bake until tuna is hot and cheese has melted, about 5-7 minutes.

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KETO TUNA MELT POPPERS RECIPE

Feeling limited-on-low-carb? Try serving these amazing Keto Tuna Melt Poppers as an appetizer at your next party, or as a healthy low carb snack for the family. Either way, be prepared to blow minds!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword KETO TUNA MELT POPPERS RECIPE
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 12 mini bell peppers
  • 12 oz  can of tuna
  • 2 tbsp mayo (or greek yogurt)
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Desired amount of cheddar cheese I used approximately 3 slices

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, greek yogurt, mustard, garlic salt, and onion powder. Mix well.

  2. Slice off and discard the stem of each bell pepper. Slice the peppers in half lengthwise. Remove any seeds that may be present.

  3. Bake peppers for approximately 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  4. Fill with tuna, and top with cheese. Bake until tuna is hot and cheese has melted, about 5-7 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Calories: 195
Net Carbs:  4

The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.

 

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