Home | savory tuna & cheddar quinoa patties

savory tuna & cheddar quinoa patties

by Heather

I created these awesome savory patties using tuna, quinoa, spinach, cheddar cheese and eggs along with a few other ingredients to hold them in patty form.  The combination of tuna, quinoa, cheese and eggs will definitely keep your belly fuller for longer from all of the great protein and fats.  And an added bonus, they came together so easily and were a hit with everyone in the house (including a 2.5 year old and 10 month old!).  The batch made around a dozen and they are quickly already gone.  We ate them as part of lunch and I’ve munched on a few for a quick protein packed snack after a workout.

Here’s how you can make them too!

Start by finding all your ingredients, then get to cooking.

IMG_4353

Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add 1 tbsp olive oil into the pan along with the red onion.  Saute for 3 minutes to soften, then add the garlic and spinach in.  Saute for 1-2 more minutes until the spinach begins to wilt.  Remove from heat and pour the cooked vegetables into a large bowl.

IMG_4355

Preheat griddle to 350 degrees F, or a large skillet to medium-high heat.  Add the cheddar, quinoa, tuna, panko, sea salt and pepper into the bowl with the vegetables.  Using a fork, mix everything together.  Once combined, add the 4 eggs in and stir with a fork until the eggs are incorporated.

IMG_4359

Add the remaining 1/2 tbsp olive oil to the preheated griddle (if you use a skillet you may need more).  Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the mixture and place mounds onto griddle.  Flatten slightly.  Cook for 4 minutes, or until the bottom side is golden.  Flip, press down slightly again, then cook for 3 more minutes on the second side, or until both are golden.  Remove and enjoy now or later!

IMG_4360

So tasty!  I hope you’ll try them out.  They are awesome anytime; hot, cold or room temperature!  Let me know if you try them!

IMG_4365
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Savory Tuna & Cheddar Quinoa Patties

The combination of tuna, quinoa, cheese and eggs will definitely keep your belly fuller for longer from all of the great protein and fats!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quinoa, tuna
Author: Heather

Ingredients

  • 1 + 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1/3 cup red onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar grated
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 packs Bumble Bee premium light tuna in water
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt and pepper
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add 1 tbsp olive oil into the pan along with the red onion.  Saute for 3 minutes to soften, then add the garlic and spinach in.  Saute for 1-2 more minutes until the spinach begins to wilt.  Remove from heat and pour the cooked vegetables into a large bowl.
  • Preheat griddle to 350 degrees F, or a large skillet to medium-high heat.
  • Add the cheddar, quinoa, tuna, panko, sea salt and pepper into the bowl with the vegetables.  Using a fork, mix everything together.  Once combined, add the 4 eggs in and stir with a fork until the eggs are incorporated.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 tbsp olive oil to the preheated griddle (if you use a skillet you may need more).  Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the mixture and place mounds onto griddle.  Flatten slightly.  Cook for 4 minutes, or until the bottom side is golden.  Flip, press down slightly again, then cook for 3 more minutes on the second side, or until both are golden.  Remove and enjoy now or later!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

In case you are looking for more tuna filled recipes, check these out!

Did you make any new years resolutions?  Do you have a favorite Bumble Bee tuna recipe?  Share in the comments!

Have a great night!

Heather

You may also like

3 comments

Maryea {happy healthy mama} January 21, 2015 - 6:43 pm

Holy moly do these look good!! I gotta try these. I think these may have to be on next week’s meal plan.

P.S. At summer camp we had this Bumblebee tuna song we sang at meal time: “Bum-bum-bumblebee, Bumblebee Tuna, I love Bumblebee, Bumblebee Tuna. Yum, Yum, Bumblebee, Bumblebee Tuna! I love the Tuna they call Bumblebee! Bumblebee!” I just had to type that out after seeing your sponsor for this post. 🙂

Reply
Fit Mama January 26, 2015 - 8:23 pm

OMG that is so funny! Thanks for sharing! Let me know how you guys like them. They are so tasty and simple!

Reply
Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife January 27, 2015 - 10:07 am

Oh these look SO delicious!! What a great combination of flavors and textures.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating