There is something special about appetizers. It is amazing how you can pack so much flavor into one bite and I think there is something truly magical about it. These Tuna Tarts are no exception. They are creamy, cheesy, and surrounded by a delicious, flaky biscuit. Super quick and easy to make, and perfect to serve to your guests during a party! This is also one of our favorite recipes to make for football Sunday! These cheesy tuna tarts are a recipe everyone will just adore!
These cheesy tuna tarts were one of my first recipes!
I started making these for family parties back in high school. It was about the only thing I knew how to make and contribute at the time and felt a sense of satisfaction that I could in some way share something I made with everyone. Hearing the outpour of compliments really inspired me to start cooking more and after moving home from college, I really dove into this new hobby of mine.
Part of me wishes I would have figured out how much I love cooking earlier, just because then I probably could have whipped up some food a little more sophisticated than chicken nuggets or frozen mozzarella sticks all the time, but I feel like that is all part of the journey as well.
I love these Cheesy Tuna Tarts and I think they will forever be one of my favorites. You might think the flavor combo could seem a little weird, but somehow, it just all meshes together perfectly! Everyone who has tried these has been extremely pleasantly surprised.
Ingredients to make Tuna Tarts:
- pre-made biscuit dough (I use Pilsbury)
- sweet relish
- shredded monterey jack cheese
The Steps to make Tuna Tarts:
- To start, break the biscuits in half. I use my hands and tear them in half carefully. In a muffin tin greased with cooking spray, I put each half into its own muffin tin, forming the dough to make a up with my hands.
- In a small mixing bowl, add the tuna package. Use a fork to break up the tuna. Usually when it comes in a package, it can stick together in bigger chunks, so breaking it up spreads it out better throughout the mixture! Add in the mayonnaise, relish, and the shredded monterey jack cheese.
- Mix together. Use a spoon to evenly distribute the mixture into each of the cups. Chop up the chives into small slices and sprinkle on top of the tarts. Bake the tarts. Once they are done, let them cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Serve them warm.
Can I sub out the tuna?
If you do not like tuna, you could switch it out for chicken. It will definitely change the flavor a little bit because you will not get that signature tuna flavor but it would still be absolutely delicious!
If I have dill relish, can I use that?
I wouldn't suggest it. Dill relish has a very strong flavor. I have tried it in the past and have found that it created a very overpowering flavor and took over the rest of the dish. Sweet relish is not as strong and the flavor compliments instead of taking over.
What recipes are similar to these cheesy tuna tarts?
My Herby Tuna and Spinach Melt recipe is a deliciously cheesy tuna recipe that is great to try if you love these!
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- Muffin Tin
- 6 pre-made biscuits halved
- 1 2.6 oz tuna package
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoon sweet relish
- ½ cup monterey jack cheese shredded
- chives chopped
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
- Break the biscuits in half with your hands. Make sure you do this carefully, but since it is in layers it should break in half easily.
- Form each half in one muffin tin. Press down to form the dough into a cup shape.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, sweet relish, and monterey jack cheese.
- Spoon the mixture into each biscuit cup evenly.
- Chop the chives and sprinkle them on top of the cups.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes.
- Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
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