Quick and easy baked tuna patties are low carb and paleo. Ready in just 30 minutes, they make the perfect weeknight dinner!
These baked tuna patties are excellent as a quick and easy weeknight dinner. They are very tasty on their own, even better with a dollop of tartar sauce.
Are these baked tuna patties healthy?
I believe they are. They are paleo and low carb, and do not contain breadcrumbs. I use healthy almond flour instead.
I prefer to use water-packed tuna in these baked tuna patties and add a tablespoon of olive oil to the mixture. This prevents dry patties while avoiding the unhealthy soybean oil added to so many tuna cans.
In addition, some of the oil-packed tuna’s natural omega 3 fatty acids could leach into the added oil and are then lost when you drain the tuna. But since oil and water don’t mix, water-packed tuna won’t lose its omega-3 fat when drained.
As for the mercury in canned tuna, experts seem to be divided on the subject. My personal choice is to limit canned tuna to once a week and fresh tuna (such as this seared tuna recipe) to no more than once a month. But you will need to make your own decision, of course.
How to serve baked tuna patties
I usually serve them topped with tartar sauce, with a side of olive oil broccoli salad or tomato salad. If you wish, you can put them in a bun. Tasty low carb options include 90-second bread and cloud bread.
What about leftovers?
You can keep leftover baked tuna patties in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days. Reheat them gently in the microwave on 50% power, or enjoy them cold. They are good either way.
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Baked Tuna Patties
- Olive oil spray
- 3 (5-oz) cans tuna in water, well-drained, flaked with a fork
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- ½ cup chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (not foil) and lightly spray it with olive oil.
- In a large bowl, mix together the tuna, eggs, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic, mustard, parsley, and almond flour.
- Using a 4-tablespoon scoop, place eight mounds of the mixture on the prepared baking sheet. Use your hands or the back of a spoon to flatten each to a ½-inch thick patty.
- Spray the tuna patties with olive oil. Bake 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven, flip, spray again and bake 10 more minutes, until golden-brown. Serve immediately.