Tuna Patties

March 31, 2023 / 5 mins read

Tuna Patties are a quick, easy, and inexpensive meal option for hot summer days. Delicious, filling, and endlessly versatile!

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4


  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley (optional)
  • 1 12oz. can chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1.5 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt (you can use any seasoning salt or seasoning blend)
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil


  1. Roughly chop the parsley and green onions. Drain the canned tuna well.
  2. Place the tuna, green onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, eggs, mayonnaise, seasoning salt, and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix the ingredients together just until evenly combined. Avoid over-mixing.
  3. Divide the mixture into four equal portions, then shape each portion into a patty.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium. Once hot, add the cooking oil and swirl to coat the surface of the skillet. Add the tuna patties and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and slightly crisp.
  5. Serve warm over a bed of greens or stuffed into a pita!

Recipe & Photo by BudgetByte$ Please visit Tuna Patties for nutrition information.

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