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4 Ingredient Tuna Cakes (Gluten-Free!)

by Heather

Transform canned tuna into tasty 4 ingredient tuna cakes! Using oat flour as a binder, these healthy tuna patties are kept gluten free. Top with whatever you love… avocado and mango salsa are my favorites. But maybe you dip em in BBQ sauce, or even break them into pieces and add to a salad. Add this easy protein to a lunch this week!

4 ingredient tuna cakes

4 Ingredient Tuna Cakes

Today let’s take 4 humble ingredients and turn them into the tastiest tuna cakes! Tuna, egg, oat flour, and old bay seasoning are all that you need to make these protein-packed patties.

We love them because of how they taste, but also because they are so customizable!

I love avocado and mango salsa on them.

My kids love to dip them in ketchups.

And my hubby loves to add a slice of cheese on top.

What would you go for?

4 ingredient tuna cakes

Step one is to gather your ingredients…

Step two is to mix up and make your 4 ingredient tuna cakes!

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl with a fork. It shouldn’t be too wet or too dry.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat with oil.
  3. Shape mixture into 4 even patties and place on the pan. Cook on one side for 3-4 minutes, then flip. Allow the second side to cook for another 3 minutes. Both sides should be golden brown. Top with your favorite toppings!
tuna patties

Step three – top em!

There are so many ways to enjoy these tuna patties.

  • Top with avocado and mango salsa
  • Dip in BBQ sauce
  • Dip in ketchup
  • Add cheese on top
  • Put it between 2 buns
  • Break it up into a salad
  • Dip in kefir ranch

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4 Ingredient Tuna Cakes

Transform canned tuna into tasty tuna cakes! Top with whatever you love… avocado and mango salsa are my favorites. But maybe you dip em in BBQ sauce, or even break them into pieces and add to a salad. Add this easy protein to a lunch this week!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tuna
Servings: 2
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl with a fork. It shouldn't be too wet or too dry.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat with oil.
  • Shape mixture into 4 even patties and place on the pan. Cook on one side for 3-4 minutes, then flip. Allow the second side to cook for another 3 minutes. Both sides should be golden brown. Top with your favorite toppings!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!
4 ingredient tuna cakes

If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in October 2012. Updated January 2021.*

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7 comments

Erica October 9, 2012 - 6:29 am

VOTED!

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Carly @ Snack Therapy October 9, 2012 - 7:24 am

I love recipes with only a few ingredients. So much cheaper (and easier!). And I voted for your cute dude!

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lia b October 9, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Voted for that cutie and those tuna cakes sound good!

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Jentry Nielsen October 9, 2012 - 1:47 pm

I’ve never tried tuna cakes before but I do love tuna and these do look delicious, so I think you’ve just persuaded me to do so haha
Thanks for the great idea, can’t wait to try them out!
And I made sure to vote for Hunter! What a cute picture! Sure hope you win!!!

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April October 9, 2012 - 9:19 pm

Wow! That sounds really tasty. I’ve never tried tuna cakes, but I’d love to try these. I had purchased some tuna while I was pregnant and after one can, I felt nauseous and never could eat it during my pregnancy. I can now though!

Thanks.

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