Easy Pan Seared Tuna Patties Recipe

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  • 2 5-6oz cans chunk light tuna in water, drained
  • 3 scallions, diced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Juice from ½ a lemon
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet, set over medium high heat.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine all remaining ingredients. Using a 1/3 cup measure of tuna mixture, tuna mixture, shape into 8 patties, and place into skillet, working in batches as necessary to avoid over-crowding pan. Using fingers or a spatula, gently flatten tuna patty to about ¼” thick.
  3. Cook tuna patties until crisp and golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Serve immediately.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s) | Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Nutritional information

Diet type: Pescatarian
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, High protein
Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition:
USA (General)

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 2 tuna patties

PER SERVING: 158 calories; 5.5g fat; 7g carbohydrates; 21g protein; 0g fiber

Each serving = 4 Points +


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