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6 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Types:
Side Dishes
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Tuna Cakes

Delicious low fat tuna cakes that are sure to please.



  1. Mix all ingredients and refrigerate for 10 minutes (ideally overnight).
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat.
  3. Use ice cream scoop to add 1/3-cup portions of tuna mixture, in batches, to skillet. (Can also be baked in the oven at 350 °F (175 °C) for 10-15 minutes per side).
  4. Flatten into patties with back of spatula. Cook 6 minutes or until golden brown on both sides, carefully turning patties over after 3 minutes.
  5. For easier handling in the skillet - mix all ingredients. Shape into patties as directed. Place in single layer on baking sheet. Refrigerate 1 hour before cooking as directed.
  6. Note: you can mix up the ingredients as well with shredded carrots, or bread crumbs, green onions, celery, different spices, lobster or crab meat, etc.
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Pretty good recipe. Use lower sodium tuna and it is even better.
28 Feb 12 by member: GwpMersch
Satisfies the urge for "fried" with a healthy dose of protein and not much fat.
20 Sep 11 by member: kclab


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Nutrition summary:

There are 189 calories in 1 serving of Tuna Cakes.
Calorie break-down: 30% fat, 25% carbs, 45% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 57
Calories 189
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6.28g 10%
  Saturated Fat 2.863g 14%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.437g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.754g  
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 563mg 23%
Potassium 186mg  
Total Carbohydrate 11.49g 4%
  Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
  Sugars 3.08g  
Protein 21.16g  
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 93% Iron 49%
of RDI*
(189 calories)
9% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (25%)
Fat (30%)
Protein (45%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories