Baked Tuna Patties
Have you had baked tuna patties yet? Wow, they’re so good and delicious especially if you’re a tuna fan. Our easy tuna patties recipe will guide you to an amazing meal.
Healthy Baked Tuna Patties Recipe
Gosh, these are so good! We’ve been obsessed with tuna patties or tuna cakes. Call it what you want, they are delicious! Low carb and loaded with fantastic flavor, these tuna patties are perfect in so many ways. As a snack, in a sandwich or on a salad, our easy tuna patties recipe is a hit. You can serve them in so many different ways and in different times of the day.
Video: Easy Baked Low Carb Tuna Patties or Tuna Cakes Recipe
Baked vs Fried
There’s different ways to make the best tuna patties. Traditional methods are to fry the tuna patties on a pan with oil. But our version is baked in the oven for less greasy texture. Baked tuna patties are still crispy on the outside, they cook perfectly and need very little oil. Within minutes, fresh, hot and crispy tuna patties are ready for dinner! Save the leftovers for lunch in a sandwich or on a bed of lettuce for a salad. They’re even better for a high protein snack throughout the day! What ever you decide to do, make sure to make a double batch because they are so good and easy to eat!
How to Make Tuna Patties or Tuna Cakes in the Oven
- Use ice cream scoop to keep sizes consistent
- Flatten out the tuna patties and keep their round shape. Brush with oil.
- After the first bake, flip the tuna patties
- (optional) brush the top side with oil before baking again. This will make the patties a little crisper, but will add more calories.
- All recipe details are in the recipe box below with step by step photos.
Healthy Baked Tuna Patties
- 3 cans (3 cans) albacore tuna , (5 ounce-142g cans) drained
- 2-3 large (2 large) eggs *see note above
- zest of 1 medium lemon
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice
- 1/2 cup (55 g) ground pork rinds or almond flour
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) grated parmesan cheese
- 1 stalk (1 stalk ) celery , finely chopped
- 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) dried herbs (oregano, dill, basil, thyme or any combo)
- 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) Kosher salt , or to taste
- fresh cracked black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Olive oil , for brushing (or more if needed)
- (optional for serving) tarter sauce, mayo, ranch, lemon slices
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, combine the eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, crushed pork rinds or almond flour (for a higher carb version you can use bread crumbs), parmesan cheese, celery, onion, garlic powder, dried herbs, salt and pepper. Stir the mixture to make sure everything is combined. Gently fold in the tuna until just combined.
- Shape the tuna mixture into patties about 2-inches (5cm) wide x 1/2-inch thick (1.25cm) (a large cookie scoop makes this step quick & easy).
- Lightly brush both sides with olive oil (a nice cooking spray works well too). Place on the prepared baking sheet pan.
- Bake for 15 minutes, flip the patties, and then bake for 10 minutes more or until the tuna patties are light golden and cooked through (but don’t over cook or else they will start to dry out). Serve with sauces and/or lemon slices, as tuna sliders, on salads, etc...
Nutrition Information per Serving
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this recipe was originally published in 2019 and re-published in 2020 with updated video.