Easy 3-Step Fried Tuna Patties Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
easy fried tuna patties

These light and crispy fried tuna patties are a simple and versatile protein. Serve this healthy fish cake over a salad or in your favorite sandwich.

When you’re on a diet, you need high protein meals to keep you full and support your weight loss. Our easy 3-Step Tuna Patties are simple to make and the perfect addition to any veggie or side. Dijon mustard and light mayonnaise add a creamy and unique flavor to this crispy golden fish cake.

In only three steps, you will have delicious tuna patties to enjoy all week long. To get started, grab a mixing bowl and combine two cans of tuna, light mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, an egg, bread crumbs, black pepper and chopped parsley. Form this mixture into six equal patties. In a skillet, heat two tablespoons of olive oil to medium-high heat. Cook each tuna patty for three minutes per side until they are golden brown. Serve them hot or throw them in the fridge to make your weekly meal prep a breeze.

One of these 3-Step Tuna Patties is only 125 calories and counts as one PowerFuel and one Extra on the Nutrisystem program. You can serve your patties over a salad, in a sandwich or with a side of seasoned brown rice. Just make sure to count any bread or rice that you add towards your SmartCarbs for the day.

Keep track of your PowerFuels and SmartCarbs in the NuMi app! NuMi is our easy-to-use tracking tool that compliments your Nutrisystem plan.

Tuna is one of our favorite PowerFuels here at Nutrisystem. Check out these other recipes featuring this healthy fish!:

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Servings: 6 (1 patty = 1 serving)

Calories per Serving: 125

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra


  • 2-4 oz. cans of tuna, packed in water, drained
  • 1 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. In a bowl, mix together tuna, mayonnaise, Dijon, egg, black pepper, breadcrumbs and chopped parsley.
  2. Form mixture into 6 patties.
  3. Heat olive oil in skillet to medium-high. Once oil is hot, place patties on skillet and cook for 3 minutes per side or until patties are golden brown.
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