Tuna Quesadillas
Tuna Quesadillas
5 from 6 votes
Chunks of tuna, sweetcorn, and red onions slathered in mayonnaise and topped with oozing cheese. A great lunch or even a brilliant afternoon snack for the kids!

This tuna quesadilla recipe is crisp on the outside with a melt-in-the-mouth filling of tuna and sweetcorn. There is no better combination than tuna and sweetcorn and this tuna melt quesadilla recipe comes together so quickly.

Tasty tuna and sweetcorn topped with golden melted cheese in a tasty tortilla sandwich. Tuna is a much-loved food by everyone, and this recipe is no different. Filled with flavour and cheesy goodness in every bite.

Tuna is definitely something you will have lying in your cupboards. I know I always do. That was actually what pushed me to create this recipe in the first place! I really wanted to make some chicken quesadillas, but I also didn’t really want to go out to get some chicken from the store.

So, I thought to myself what else could I use as a filling for my quesadillas? That’s when I got the idea to make these tuna quesadillas.

This filling is very similar to a tuna melt. You could just as easily replace the tortillas with some bread and make a sandwich. The perfect lunch for the office or pack it into your kids’ lunchboxes.

A lot of the time I do actually do this. I make the filling and just add it to the sandwich for the kids to take to school.

Not only is this delicious, but it is also quite healthy, delicious, and a perfect cheap meal for students. Tuna has so many benefits. It’s nutritious and an excellent source of protein.

The best thing about canned tuna is that they last for absolute ages, so you can stock up your pantry with tuna and use it whenever you feel like it.

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Tuna Quesadillas

by Nabeela Kauser
Chunks of tuna, sweetcorn, and red onions slathered in mayonnaise and topped with oozing cheese. A great lunch or even a brilliant afternoon snack for the kids!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 224 kcal



  • In a bowl add the canned tuna, finely diced red onion, sweetcorn, and mayonnaise then mix until all the ingredients are evenly combined
  • Drizzle olive oil onto a griddle pan and brush the oil over the pan
  • Add a flour tortilla and top with mozzarella cheese and the tuna mixture
  • Top with more cheese and finish with a flour tortilla on top
  • Brush the top of the tortilla with some oil
  • Allow the quesadilla to cook for 2-3 minutes on medium heat until the bottom side is lightly browned
  • Flip over and allow to cook for a further 2-3 minutes until lightly browned
  • Cut the quesadillas into slices and enjoy warm!



Calories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 11gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 321mgPotassium: 126mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 165IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 103mgIron: 1mg
Keyword After School Snacks, Cheap, Tuna
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