Buffalo Tuna Dip

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This high protein Buffalo Tuna Dip will be a hit at your next gathering or just for snacking on throughout the week. This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes, less if you omit baking and it’s packed with protein and flavor. 
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Buffalo tuna dip in a brown bowl.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • This dip is extremely macro friendly packing 24 grams of protein per serving.
  • You can make this buffalo tuna dip for a party or just as your weekly snack.
  • This brings a new twist to the traditional tuna salad with buffalo and cheese. 
  • Dip with veggies, chips or pitas. 

Can you make this buffalo tuna dip ahead of time?

Yes! This buffalo tuna dip stores will in the fridge and is delicious cold. You can omit baking all together and make this cold. Do not top with cheese and serve as a cold dip, it is absolutely delicious. 

Brown and white bowl of buffalo tuna dip.

Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for buffalo tuna dip. 

Tuna: I am a huge fan of Wild Planet Albacore Tuna and if I am being really honest, have zero desire to eat any other tuna again – ever. It is that good. I promise. You can absolutely swap tuna with chicken or any other protein of choice. Check out my macro friendly Costco haul for details on a great canned chicken.

Cream Cheese: to limit the fat this recipe calls for 1/3 less fat cream cheese, you can use your favorite. 

Greek Yogurt: you can use mayonnaise or Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt does have a higher protein content. If you want to add fat use higher fat yogurt. 

Buffalo Sauce: this recipe used Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Sauce but you can use your favorite buffalo sauce. 

Cheeseswap mozzarella with provolone or blue cheese crumbles. 

Person dipping a cracker into buffalo tuna dip.

How to make buffalo tuna dip:

Step 1

NOTE: you will need to weigh your final buffalo tuna dip and divide by 8 for the total grams per serving. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Add tuna to a mixing bowl and break up with the back of a fork.

Step 3

Add cream cheese, Greek yogurt, buffalo sauce, dill and chives to the tuna and mix together well.

Step 4

Add the tuna mixture to a oven safe dish and top with mozzarella cheese to evenly coat the top. Optional cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. You can also bake uncovered but covered does help it get melty.

Option: skip the cheese and eat the dip cold! Delicious that way!

Step 5

Remove from the oven once the edges are bubbling and the cheese is melted. Top with additional chives and serve your buffalo tuna dip with veggies, crackers, lavash chips, pita bread, etc. 

Step 6

Makes roughly 8 servings and can be adjusted as needed. 

NOTE: you will need to weigh your final and divide by 8 for the total grams per serving.

I have provided the macro breakdown for 8 servings. You can create the recipe in your food tracker and enter it as the total grams and log the total grams you eat. This is a great way to track dips and soups.

Person dipping celery into buffalo tuna dip.

What to serve with this recipe

Serve this buffalo tuna dip with your favorite crackers (mine are wheat thins), veggies like carrots, broccoli, red bell peppers, celery or with lavash chips and pita bread. 

If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other easy meals!

Buffalo tuna dip in a brown bowl.

Buffalo Tuna Dip

Danielle Lima
This high protein Buffalo Tuna Dip will be a hit at your next gathering or just for snacking on throughout the week. This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes, less if you omit baking and it’s packed with protein and flavor. 
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 211 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 2 (5 oz.) cans of Wild Planet Albacore Tuna total 10 oz.
  • 4 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup nonfat Greek Yogurt (Fage)
  • 1/4 cup Frank's R3edHot Buffalo Wings Sauce
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella, shredded 56g

Instructions
 

  • NOTE: you will need to weigh your final and divide by 6 for the total grams per serving. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the tuna to a mixing bowl and break up with the back of a fork.
  • Add cream cheese, Greek yogurt, buffalo sauce, dill and chives to the tuna and mix together well.
  • Add the tuna mixture to a oven safe dish and top with mozzarella cheese to evenly coat the top. Optional cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. You can also bake uncovered but covered does help it get melty.
    Option: skip the cheese and eat the dip cold! Delicious that way! Without cheese on top macros per serving are: 191 calories: 22 P / 5 C / 11 F
  • Remove from the oven once the edges are bubbling and the cheese is melted. Top with additional chives and serve as a dip with veggies, crackers, lavash chips or pita bread.
  • Makes roughly 8 servings and can be adjusted as needed. NOTE: you will need to weigh your final and divide by 8 for the total grams per serving.
    I have provided the macro breakdown for 8 servings. You can create the recipe in your food tracker and enter it as the total grams and log the total grams you eat. This is a great way to track dips and soups.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary with substitutions. 
  • Use full-fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt for a richer dip. 

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 24gFat: 12gSodium: 636mgFiber: 0.1g
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