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Baked Tuna Patties

Tired of normal tuna sandwiches? Maybe you like hamburgers but stopped eating red meat, or ran out of hamburger? Or maybe you just want to another recipe that uses those stacks of canned tuna in your pantry. This baked tuna patties recipe is so easy to make and is delicious! Use them just like you would a hamburger patty. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get baking!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canned, easy, fish, healthy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Bowls
  • Fork
  • spoon
  • Sheet pan or cookie sheet
  • Silicone Mat or parchment paper


  • 1/2 cup traditional breadcrumbs or almond flour 45g
  • 1/4 tsp. salt 1g
  • 1/4 tsp. black ground pepper 1g
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 2g
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp water - I used the water from the tuna can 15ml
  • 2 tsp. olive oil 10ml
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard or dijon mustard 10g
  • 2 5oz cans of tuna, packed in water (242g)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley 8g


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. OR Add a skillet to the stovetop and set the burner to medium heat and add a tablespoon of oil to the pan.
  • Open the cans of tuna and drain them, but save about 1 tablespoon of the water from the can.
  • In a small bowl combine the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Take a different bowl and whisk the egg together with the tuna water, oil, and mustard.
  • Add the drained tuna to a large bowl, along with the egg mixture, chopped parsley, and breadcrumbs mixture. Mix everything together with a fork or wooden spoon.
  • Divide the bowl into fourths, and scoop one-fourth of it out with clean hands, or wear food prep gloves. Form it into a patty and place it onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Then repeat until you are left with 4 tuna patties.
  • Bake them in the oven for 10 minutes. Flip them over and bake them for another 10 minutes. Or cook them in the skillet for about 4 minutes per side. Once done baking or cooking allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!



List of nutritional facts for baked tuna patties


Calories: 157kcal