Keto Tuna Cakes

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    8 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    13 min

Keto Tuna Cakes

280 ratings

Crab cakes are delicious to eat, but not everyone likes shellfish! Tuna cakes are an equally delicious alternative that’s leaner and healthier to enjoy. The cakes are moist on the inside with a slightly crispy exterior. If you want to increase your lunch portion, cook these tuna cakes to top a salad or to enjoy alongside some of your favorite keto side dishes!

  • Net Carbs

    2.8 g

  • Fiber

    0.6 g

  • Total Carbs

    3.4 g

  • Protein

    49.3 g

  • Fats

    38.6 g

557 cals

Keto Tuna Cakes

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  • Tuna Fish Canned In Water

    Tuna Fish Canned In Water

    1 can, drained

  • Egg


    1 large

  • Light Mayonnaise

    Light Mayonnaise

    1 tbsp

  • Salt


    ⅛ teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ tsp

  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes by 365

    Crushed Red Pepper Flakes by 365

    ¼ tsp

  • Spices Onion Powder

    Spices Onion Powder

    ½ tsp

  • Spices Paprika

    Spices Paprika

    ¼ tsp

  • Parsley Raw

    Parsley Raw

    ½ tbsp

  • Dill Weed Fresh

    Dill Weed Fresh

    ½ tablespoon

  • Coconut Oil

    Coconut Oil

    2 tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 3

13 min

  • Step 1

    Drain the liquid from the tuna can. In a bowl, combine the tuna, egg, mayo, salt, pepper, red pepper, onion powder, paprika, chopped parsley, and chopped dill.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In a shallow skillet, heat the coconut oil on medium-high heat. Divide the tuna mixture in half, and use your hands to form two patties with an approximate ¾-inch thickness.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Cook the patties in the oil for about 3-4 minutes per side or until they are golden brown and heated through. Enjoy hot!

Comments 28

  • Jenn

    Jenn 2 months ago

    Taste ok but I don't think the macros are right. I can't imagine 1 egg some tuna and a tablespoon of mayo can make 3 carbs. I added mine all seperate and it was 1 carb and about 300 calories.

    • Salmam7

      Salmam7 2 months ago

      came out really well, may add other ingredients next time

      • b.brick

        b.brick 3 months ago

        Not a fan of fish in general, but trying to push through to get more protein. This recipe definitely helped! I like the crisp to it as well. I pretty much did the exact recipe and didn't have a problem with it holding together, only subbed avocado oil instead of coconut. Might need to go longer than 3-4 mins a side, that will help it hold together better. I would make it again, so that is definitely saying something 😁 4 stars because it's good, but also fish 🤣

        • OJInaglass

          OJInaglass 3 months ago

          Quick and easy. I will be playing with this a lot and tweaking it each time. Thanks.

          • RemarkableKale796956

            RemarkableKale796956 3 months ago

            These were great but a little wet so I used a generous amount of dried chives and a bit of almond flour to up the protein a bit. Very filling and easy to make.

            • Jaabuamer

              Jaabuamer 4 months ago

              This is a good recipe. It says to use a large egg but next time I will probably use medium or small because I think it was too eggy. But still tasted delicious, will make again with some adjustments

              • OutstandingMacadamia449606

                OutstandingMacadamia449606 3 months ago

                Maybe use only egg white, no yolk to eliminate the eggy taste

            • LadyDi#1

              LadyDi#1 4 months ago

              Excellent tuna cakes! I baked mine at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. I doubled the recipe and had 6 cakes. I also added 1 tbls garlic, 1/2 cup Parmesan, almond flour 2 tbls, and 1 tbls Bay seasoning. I found another recipe for sauce which included sliced dill pickles to taste, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, and 2 tbls ketchup without sugar. I will definitely make these again!! Thank you for recipe.

              • Chillketo

                Chillketo 5 months ago

                I plan to make this again! Really enjoyed it. I added remoulade sauce, ate the first one the first day and refrigerated the later and it was delicious too!

                • Jennski

                  Jennski 6 months ago

                  Delicious! I did the recipe as written, but used regular mayo and used dry dill. I read many people added binders, it is a pretty runny mix. I didn’t. I made rings of aluminium foil and secured them with binder clips and scooped the mix into them to hold their shape. Once the mix was bubbling and steaming through the top, they held their shape enough to remove the aluminium foil rings and flip. They get a surprisingly good crisp on them!

                  • FortuitousKetone144895

                    FortuitousKetone144895 8 months ago

                    Great recipe! Though I would recommend a binding agent and backing way off on the coconut oil (1 Tablespoon at max, especially if you're using non-stick). I've noticed that using canned salmon with almond flour, instead of tuna, tends to make the mixture dryer. I also was out of mayo tonight so I subbed in sirracha to tasty effects, although greek yogurt and sour cream work well if you're not in the mood for heat.

                    • OutstandingMacadamia415413

                      OutstandingMacadamia415413 9 months ago

                      Very good. Had to use a bonding agent. To runny without to form Pattie’s. I used bbq pork rinds. Delish. Will definitely be making these again

                      • StellarArugula762921

                        StellarArugula762921 a year ago

                        This was delish! I used pork rinds for bonding also. Loved the spices. Definitely make again

                        • FantasticMacadamia458705

                          FantasticMacadamia458705 a year ago

                          Starting my healthy eating today and I'm now making these! They looks delish! I'll update on the taste

                          • BlithesomeKetone215029

                            BlithesomeKetone215029 a year ago

                            Started my keto journey yesterday and loved eating these for lunch. So easy to make, I made into 3 patties the 2nd time. Making 2 they didn’t hold together

                            • KristenGood

                              KristenGood a year ago

                              You could add almond flour that'll help, or shredded cheese.

                          • GinaU

                            GinaU a year ago

                            Delicious! I substituted garlic powder for the dill. Only problem is they soak up the coconut oil and they stick. I used a cast iron skillet. I’d recommend a no-stick pan.

                            • RemarkableKetone352554

                              RemarkableKetone352554 a year ago

                              A couple of suggestions to prevent that from happening: make sure you pan is hot enough before you add the oil, then add that tuna cakes and don't move them for at least three minutes. Also, I chilled the mix for 15 minutes before forming the balls. Mine came out beautiful.

                          • BlithesomeKale452576

                            BlithesomeKale452576 a year ago

                            Wonderful recipe, substituted 1 T minced fresh hot jalapeño pepper for the red pepper flakes, added 1/4c almond flour for binding that someone suggested and they turned out very delicious, I will definitely make it again. This recipe deserves 10 stars 🌟 Thanks 😊

                            • RubyTuesday

                              RubyTuesday a year ago

                              Again another winner! Hubby really enjoyed it too. I didnt fry them in the pan but instead used my Big Boss air fryer at 400' for 10 minutes. Came out perfect! Plus I added pork rinds for it to bind together better like others have mentioned.

                              • A real Brit!

                                A real Brit! a year ago

                                I was just about to ask can they be air fried.. thank you for posting this!

                            • SplendidAvocado327672

                              SplendidAvocado327672 a year ago

                              Amazing! I used pork grinds to hold it together like a lot of people mentioned. I used different spices - paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper and some pink Himalayan salt. Have made this 3x so far!

                              • MLittfin#1

                                MLittfin#1 a year ago

                                These were so yummy and easy to make. They were “loose” so I had to be careful transferring them off wax paper to pan but came out beautifully. Question: has anyone experimented with “old bay seasoning” in these?

                                • KristenGood

                                  KristenGood a year ago

                                  That would be delicious, great idea!

                                • Kathy

                                  Kathy a year ago

                                  Maybe add a bit of almond flour would help?

                              • StellarRadish320621

                                StellarRadish320621 a year ago

                                Can I use can chicken for this recipe I don't fancy tuna?

                                • AwesomeMacadamia599927

                                  AwesomeMacadamia599927 a year ago


                              • Bibliofilos

                                Bibliofilos a year ago

                                Nice! I added garlic powder, fresh ginger and a tablespoon of almond powder. I did not have parsley and dille, so used fresh mint and koriander, worked well! Topped with lemongrass siriachi ☺️