Easy Tuna Patties

Easy Tuna Patties - Family Fresh Meals Recipe

How to make healthy tuna patties.

Ever had one of those empty-fridge moments?

You know how this happens. You’ve been a little late getting around to the grocery shopping, and when your family asks, “What’s for dinner?” you realize there’s pretty much nothing in the fridge. Maybe a few eggs, a couple of celery stalks, half an onion…certainly not enough to make a meal of.

Fortunately, there’s always a can of tuna in the pantry. And with just that one can of tuna, plus the few stray items in your fridge, you can make a perfectly good dinner that’s easy and delicious.

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Easy Tuna Patties - ingredients in a white bowl

These Easy Tuna Patties are sort of like hamburgers, except instead of ground beef, they’re made from a mixture of tuna, breadcrumbs, and eggs. Seasoned with onion, celery, mustard, pepper, dill, and Old Bay seasoning, these little patties are so packed with flavor that no one at your dinner table will suspect this is a meal you pretty much made out of nothing. You can serve them on rolls, just like a burger, or by themselves with any green vegetable.

Of course, you don’t have to wait for an empty-fridge emergency to make these. They make a perfectly good easy dinner at any time. You can even make them with other kinds of fish besides tuna, which is handy if you have some leftover baked fish to get rid of. All in all, they’re a very handy recipe to have up your sleeve for any occasion.

Easy Tuna Patties

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Beat eggs and lemon juice in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine Parmesan cheese,  bread crumbs, Old Bay, tuna, mustard, onion, celery, black pepper and dill. Pour in egg/lemon mixture.Easy Tuna Patties - ingredients mixed in a white bowl with a wooden spoon
  2. Shape tuna mixture into about eight 1-inch-thick patties. NOTE: If you have time, it is best to refrigerate patties for at least an hour. This will help them stay together better during frying, however this is not required.Easy Tuna Patties - tuna patties formed and sitting on a white plate
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Fry patties until golden brown,  about 5 minutes per side.Easy Tuna Patties - tuna patties cooking in a frying pan

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4.85 from 33 votes

Easy Tuna Patties

Author Corey Valley
These Easy Tuna Patties are sort of like hamburgers, except instead of ground beef, they’re made from a mixture of tuna, breadcrumbs, and eggs. Perfect for a light, healthy meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 4 5 ounce cans albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/8 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill
  • 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Beat eggs and lemon juice in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine Parmesan cheese,  bread crumbs, Old Bay, tuna, mustard, onion, celery, black pepper and dill. Pour in egg/lemon mixture.
  • Shape tuna mixture into about eight 1-inch-thick patties. NOTE: If you have time, it is best to refrigerate patties for at least an hour. This will help them stay together better during frying. However, this is no a required step.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Fry patties until golden brown,  about 5 minutes per side.

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Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 345mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2.3mg

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69 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Very easy and tasty
    Went over very well

  2. Bre Hewitt says:

    This recipe is fantastic. Would highly recommend.

  3. Seasons01 says:

    5 stars
    Very good! Very soft inside!

  4. Michelle Chavis says:

    4 stars
    This recipe was far better than the first one I tried. My family commented that they really tasted good. It had just the right amount of seasoning and they blended together well!

  5. The Ravens Moon says:

    4 stars
    Love this! I doubled it, substituted crushed townhouse crackers for breadcrumbs,added 4tbs of Dukes mayo, doubled the old Bay and skipped the dill. Served them on buns with a garlic, lemon, horseradish aioli. It was a huge success!! Everyone claimed the leftovers for lunch the next day!!

  6. I added a little mayo, chile flakes, fine chopped crockneck squash, smoked garlic spice………………….they were wonderful.

  7. Linda Baze says:

    Is the nutritional info per patty or per entire recipe?

      1. Does this recipe make 6 patties? Or more? Thank you.

        1. This will make 6 patties

  8. Cheryl Mason says:

    Would this work with can salmon?

    1. Yes! Also with canned crab 🙂

  9. Can theses freeze and if so cooked or uncooked do you thaw out before cooking if uncooked

    1. I would freeze them after cooking. And yes, you should thaw in the refrigerator before cooking.

      1. Could you reheat this in the microwave after thawing in the fridge?

  10. Erica Luba says:

    5 stars
    These turned out great! Didn’t have any dill so I substituted with tarragon. Forgot there was no celery so I added a heaping 1/4 teasp of celery seeds. Will definitely make again