Low-Carb Tuna Patties Recipe

Low-Carb Tuna Patties

For those that read my last blog post about my Low-Carb Korean Meatballs, you’ll remember that I wrote about going on a low-carb cleanse the last few weeks. I was trying to shed some extra pounds and just get back on track with my overall health and fitness. In the first week I lost about 7 pounds and 2% body fat so I guess you could say it was a successful diet! During that time, I had to experiment with a lot of different recipes that would fit into my low-carb lifestyle. These Low-Carb Tuna Patties were incredibly delicious, very low on carbs and surprisingly filling! 


Seafood is a staple when you’re on a low carb diet because most fish are virtually CARB FREE and contain a substantial amount of protein and fatty acids. I used canned white albacore tuna in this recipe because it has the freshest flavor and a great texture for forming into patties. Other than the tuna, the rest of the ingredients in this recipe are all naturally low-carb or carb-free. The only substitute ingredient I had to use was almond flour instead of traditional breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs can have almost 40 grams of carbs per cup! So, switching them out for almond flour is crucial in ensuring this recipe remains low in carbs!


A bonus about this recipe is that it can be whipped up in almost no time! After draining the tuna, you’ll crumble it into a large mixing bowl and add all the other ingredients into the same bowl. Mix everything until blended well and then start forming the mixture into patties. I was able to get 5 small tuna patties that were about 3 inches in diameter. If you want bigger patties you can either form less patties at a bigger size, or double the recipe! After forming your patties, place them on your buttered skillet and fry about 5 minutes on each side. You’ll get golden brown, perfectly heated tuna patties in no time. 

Low-Carb Tuna Patties


As you’ll see from my pictures, I love adding a lot of extra condiments to my meals. Jalapenos and pickles go great as a “side” to this dish and help make you feel full and satisfied without adding much to the carb-count. But the main event when it came to toppings was definitely the Chipotle Ranch sprinkled with minced parsley! It had such a savory flavor that complimented the tuna patties perfectly. You won’t be disappointed with these Low-Carb Tuna Patties so go ahead and follow the easy instructions below. Enjoy!  


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Low-Carb Tuna Patties Recipe



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These Low-Carb Tuna Patties are incredibly delicious, very low on carbs and surprisingly filling!


  • 10 oz canned white albacore tuna, drained

  • 2 tsp whole grain mustard

  • 1 tsp hot sauce

  • 1/4 cup almond flour

  • 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 1/2 Tbs lemon juice

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp garlic salt

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 2 Tbs butter

  • Minced parsley (optional for topping)

  • Chipotle Ranch (optional for topping)


  • Drain the tuna well and place in a large mixing bowl. Break the tuna apart using a fork
  • Add the mustard, hot sauce, almond flour, onions, lemon juice, egg, garlic salt, paprika, and black pepper to the bowl as well. Mix everything until smooth and well combined
  • Form the mixture into 5 firm patties (about 3 inches in diameter each). Or you can make 3-4 larger patties if you prefer
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter on medium heat
  • Place the patties side by side in the skillet (but not touching)
  • Fry the patties about 5 minutes on EACH side until golden brown all around
  • Sprinkle with minced parsley and top with chipotle ranch if desired


Nutrition Facts

5 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 8.4g 13%
    • Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%
  • Cholesterol 65mg 22%
  • Sodium 283mg 12%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 122mg 4%
  • Total Carbohydrate 2.4g 1%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
    • Sugars 0.8g
  • Protein 11.9g 24%
  • Calcium 1%
  • Iron 2%
  • Vitamin D 35%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



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