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three tuna patties on a white plate with lemon wedges

Tuna Patties Recipe

These easy tuna patties are a delicious way to make a healthy meal out of canned tuna.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 249kcal
Cost 5


  • 10 ounces tuna 2 cans of 5 ounces each
  • cup breadcrumbs or panko
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives or 2 tablespoons fresh chives finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon dried dill or 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges optional


  • Drain the tuna.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Form into 4 equal patties. (roll into balls first then press into patties)
  • In a non-stick pan, add the oil and saute the patties over medium heat.
  • Cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Drizzle with lemon juice from wedges.


Substitute gluten-free breadcrumbs if desired
You can also use fresh bread diced into small cubes if you don't have breadcrumbs. My mother used to even make them with crushed ritz crackers.


Serving: 2patties | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 431IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 4mg