Crispy Keto Tuna Melt Chaffles for Carnivore or Low Carb

These crispy Keto Tuna Melt Chaffles are perfect for low carb and even for relaxed Carnivore. They make a perfect lunch or snack hot or cold. Included is a recipe for a ranch type dip also modified for carnivore.

Crispy tuna melt chaffle

Keto Tuna Melt Chaffle

Crispy Keto Tuna Melt Chaffles

At the time of writing up this recipe, I am participating in a 30 day carnivore challenge! I have done 30 days carnivore before (read my Zero Carb experience here).

At that time I did a very strict meat and water carnivore plan and I found it very difficult! This time I am doing Relaxed Carnivore which is still meat-centric but allows some dairy and spices and herbs. 

And coffee. Enough said about that.

This tuna melt chaffle recipe fits the bill for relaxed carnivore!

What will you need for making these crispy tuna melt chaffles?

Keto Tuna Melt Chaffle Ingredients

Tips and Tricks for making these Tuna Melt Chaffles

  • The secret to making the chaffles crispy is in the layering (see collage below)
  • If you don’t care if the keto tuna chaffles are crispy, you can just mix the cheese into the batter
  • If using the mini dash waffle maker, then for each chaffle, sprinkle 1 tbsp grated cheese on the surface, then 1/4 cup batter, then another tbsp cheese. Close the lid for 4-5 minutes.
  • If using the full size Dash waffle maker, then sprinkle 1/4 cup grated cheese, spread the batter evenly over the surface, sprinkle another 1/4 cup cheese and close the lid for 5-7 minutes.
  • I love these cold for lunch the next day! Spread with the ranch dip.
  • To reheat them, use a toaster oven, toaster, air fryer or bake until heated. Microwave is not recommended just because it will make them too chewy and not crispy.

basic keto chaffles instructions


Recipe Card for Making Keto Tuna Melt Chaffles

Keto tuna melt waffle on blue plate

Crispy Keto Tuna Melt Chaffles for Carnivore or Low Carb

Yield: 4 Chaffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These crispy keto tuna melt chaffles are practically zero carb and make a perfect lunch or snack for low carb or even for a relaxed carnivore way of eating. Enjoy with the delicious ranch dip!


Tuna Chaffles

  • 1 can (5 oz) water packed tuna, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1 cup grated cheese, divided in half
  • salt and pepper to taste

Ranch Dip

  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp each of the following: dried dill, chives,parsley,garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper


  1. Prepare dip first to allow flavors to blend. Mix all ranch dip ingredients together in small bowl and set aside
  2. Preheat waffle maker
  3. Mix together drained tuna, 1/2 c cheese, sour cream, beaten egg and salt and pepper in a bowl
  4. Sprinkle cheese over hot waffle maker, then spread tuna batter over that and then sprinkle more cheese on top. If using mini dash then use only 1/4 cup batter at a time)
  5. Close lid and cook for 5-7 minutes
  6. Repeat if using the mini waffle maker (see Tips section in main article for using mini machine vs full size).
  7. Garnish tuna melt chaffles with dip and enjoy!


Meal prep the dip by making a jar full of the spice mix and then mix into either sour cream or mayonnaise when you want to use it.

Most of the carbs are from the dairy in the sour cream. Feel free to omit the sour cream if this is too much dairy for your plan. I often eat the cold tuna waffles just on their own!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 392mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g

Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar.

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10 thoughts on “Crispy Keto Tuna Melt Chaffles for Carnivore or Low Carb”

    1. I think so! You just wouldn’t get those waffle marks, but the taste should be the same. I would say just don’t overfill the machine, you would want the pancakes to be thin so they would crisp up!

  1. Just to clarify. There is also sour cream in the chaffle itself? If so, do I just mix in with the other chaffle ingredients? Is it okay to omit the sour cream that is in the chaffle ingredients?

    1. Yes, I made it with sour cream in the chaffles but you don’t have to. You could use some mayo or even try it without. Chaffles are very forgiving and you can tweak them endlessly to your own preferences!

      1. Thanks! I tried this last night with the sour cream. It was delicious and my spouse loved it. I kept the waffles warm in a 200 degree oven, while I did the second batch. :)

  2. These were amazing! I used a jalapeno tuna packet–added a bout a 1/4 t of everything bagel seasoning. Yummy! Thanks for the idea!

  3. Hi, This looks like a wonderful recipe, just what I’ve been looking for, but when you say a can of tuna, what size can of tuna? I easily eat a 6/7 ounce size in one meal, even though the serving size is 2 ounces, which is what, I think, a smaller can size may be.
    Thank you for your clarification.

    1. I just double checked the can which where I live it’s always in grams! So it converts to a 6.4 ounce can before draining and 5 ounces of tuna after draining. Thanks for trying them out, hope you like them!

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