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Tuna Patties


Is it weird that I love tuna patties? When I was young my mom made what we called “tuna puffs”. I’ve since made my own version to adhere to my diet. My kids always look at these funny, then try a bite and fall in love.

Josh my 8 year-old finished his entire plate last night of tuna patties, green beans and brown rice. My 4 year-old ate half his dinner which is impressive for him. The one year old not only ate her whole dinner (minus the rice that fell on the floor) but she went back for more right before bed time.

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The only one who isn’t a fan is my husband. He’s not so much a fan of tuna. Luckily part of having kids means they can help you outnumber your spouse when picking meals. Sometimes that backfires on me though. My kids always side with Dad when it comes to sweets.😆

Tip: Make sure you’ve mixed these really well before frying. If a chunk of tuna hasn’t been mixed well it will separate from the tuna patty while frying. Also, try not to press them down very hard. These patties need a more gentle touch.


Comfort Food

My absolute favorite dinner is tuna patties with steamed artichokes and steamed carrots. It’s a comfort thing. So, if I’m ever sick you’ll most likely find me making these and putting on old Full House episodes. That is, if I get sick. Moms aren’t really allowed to get sick. They also aren’t allowed to go to the bathroom by themselves. But I digress.

What is your go-to comfort meal? I’d love to hear it!


Tuna Patties

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Category: Clean Eating, Main Dishes, Paleo, Real Food Recipes

Servings: Approximately 12 tuna patties, depending on the size of each patty

Tuna Patties


  • 4 cans tuna in water
  • 2 T fresh chives
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 4 T paleo mayo
  • 2 T fresh parsley
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • oil for frying * I used 3 Tablespoons of olive oil


  1. Open and drain the 4 cans of tuna.
  2. Spoon the tuna into a medium bowl. Add in the whisked egg and paleo mayo.
  3. Juice the lemon and add to the mixture.
  4. Stir together, then add the almond flour, salt, pepper, chives and parsley. I used scissors to cut my chives directly into the bowl. I hand-tore the parsley leaves.
  5. Mix it up until it all reaches the same consistency.
  6. Heat a large frying pan to medium/high heat with 1 tablespoon of the oil.
  7. Using spoons, round the tuna mixture into a loose ball. Place 4 tuna balls onto the pan and press down slightly with a spatula.
  8. Cook for about 3 minutes on each side.
  9. Remove from heat, add more oil if needed and repeat with the next batch.

Nutrition Facts

Tuna Patties

Serves 1 patty

Amount Per Serving
Calories 157.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.5g 17.7%
Saturated Fat 1.59g 8%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 362.5mg 15.1%
Total Carbohydrate 1.84g 0.6%
Dietary Fiber .748g 3%
Sugars .422g
Protein 12.4g
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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