Simple and Easy Tuna Patties (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)


Gluten free and paleo tuna patties that take less than 15 minutes to make! It’s a delicious simple recipe your family will love.

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

I made these one day for lunch when I couldn’t find any protein in the fridge, then spotted cans of wild albacore tuna on the kitchen shelves. I always forget about canned fish and how tasty they are until moments like these when I run out of all the meats I can eat in the house. In reality, I do really need to incorporate more fish into my diet because of their health-boosting Omega-3s and nutrient density, but somehow it’s just never the first thought when I get hungry. I think it’s because I always ate them plain and would just get bored of them.

Until freakin’ now, folks… (so dramatic) These tuna patties are so ridiculously easy to make and so tasty, and you can even make the patties ahead of time as a time-saving trick!

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

You can eat the tuna patties on their own, or between two gluten free bread slices. I like it on a salad smothered with paleo mayonnaise and hot pepper flakes, but truth be told, I put those toppings on basically anything savory. These are also kid-friendly if you want to dial back on the hot sauce, and serve it with some ketchup. So many possibilities!

I’m kicking myself for all the times I never knew what to do with canned tuna, and would just mash it with some kind of fat to make a salad. No wonder I got bored of it! After making these tuna patties, no more lame old tuna salads for me for a while, because these are sooooo much better!  

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties

Simple and Easy Tuna PattiesSimple and Easy Tuna Patties

Simple and Easy Tuna Patties (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4 patties
Calories: 266 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Gluten free and paleo tuna patties that take less than 15 minutes to make! It's a delicious simple recipe your family will love.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a big bowl, combine all ingredients except coconut oil.
  2. Use your hands to combine and mix evenly.
  3. Shape the mixture into 4 patties, each about 1/2-1 inch thick.
  4. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Gently lay the patties into the pan, and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
Nutrition Facts
Simple and Easy Tuna Patties (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 patty)
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Potassium 233mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 thoughts on “Simple and Easy Tuna Patties (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

  1. Bek

    Yum! Looking forward to trying these tonight. Have you ever tried avocado oil? My husband is not a fan of coconut oil so I use that a lot. It has a much more mild taste and higher smoking point. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Reply
    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Hope you like it! You can use avocado oil as well, and I love it when I make mayo. I just like coconut oil in cooking because I have candida issues, and coconut has powerful antimicrobial properties. Either one works!

      Reply
  2. Lyndsee

    These are amazing!!! I am a horrible cook and these were a piece of cake, and amazing reheated even. Thank you!!

    Reply
    1. Jean Choi Post author

      So sorry it came out mushy! Make sure not to over mix the patty batter, and use plenty of oil to pan fry it.

      Reply
    1. Jean Choi Post author

      No, coconut flour acts very differently and will soak up all the liquid, making the patties dry. Almond meal or almond flour works best!

      Reply
  3. Alanna

    I know you said above that you can’t use coconut flour, but any thoughts on cassava, tapioca or tigernut flours? I’m following AIP but with some reintros. But no almond flour yet! Thanks! 🙂

    Reply
    1. Jean Choi Post author

      I haven’t tried those other flours so I can’t guarantee results. They might dry out the tuna. Maybe search for “AIP tuna patties” on Google and see what you can find. 🙂

      Reply

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