Delicious Baked Tuna Patties with Tartar Sauce

These tuna patties are excellent as a quick, easy weeknight dinner. I prefer to use water-packed tuna and add a tablespoon of olive oil to the mixture – this prevents dry patties, but gives me more control over how much oil I use plus makes sure I use a healthy oil – supermarket tuna in oil is often packed in yucky soybean oil.

Yield: 4 servings


  • Olive oil spray (make your own using a spray bottle)
  • 3 (5-oz) cans tuna in water, well-drained, flaked with a fork (Skipjack light tuna is smaller than Albacore tuna and contains less mercury)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup almond meal


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (not foil) and lightly spray it with olive oil.
  2. Prepare the tartar sauce.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the tuna, eggs, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic, mustard, parsley and almond meal.
  4. Use a 4-tablespoon ice cream scoop to form eight tuna patties and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. Use your hands or the back of a spoon to flatten to ½-inch thick.
  5. Lightly spray the tuna patties with olive oil. Bake 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, turn to other side, spray again and bake 10 more minutes, until golden-brown. Serve immediately, with tartar sauce.


Nutrition information is for the tuna patties only, without the tartar sauce.

Nutrition Per Serving

Serving size: 2 tuna patties; Calories: 289; Fat: 12g; Carbohydrates: 3g;Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 724mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 44g


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