These tuna patties without eggs are delicious. With only four ingredients, they are super simple and take less than 30 minutes to make.
I don’t know about you, but you can probably tell, from how much I post on here lately, that I’m so tired of cooking. I’m having to think about food for breakfast, lunch and dinner (because of virtual school) and I haven’t had much joy in planning a menu or grocery shopping.
This healthy meal is easy and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already so just go ahead and add it to your weekly meal plan.
It’s great to make on Fridays during Lent and then keep it up throughout the entire year.
EASY Tuna Patties with no eggs
These have always been popular in our house and don’t take much time to make. They go great with a side of green beans or even on top of a salad. I love them leftover for lunch the next day.
I’m allergic to eggs so I don’t cook a lot with them. My kids love eggs for breakfast though. Not sure how that happened! The binder that holds these patties together is the milk. Keeping eggless items from falling apart is always a challenge in making things like this, but this recipe turned out fantastic.
Ingredients for egg free tuna patties
Canned Tuna fish– You’ll want to get the 5 ounce cans of tuna in water and drain the water out.
Bread crumbs– This recipe calls for Italian bread crumbs. I like using these because it comes with the added spices for flavor. If you are allergic to eggs, make sure to check the ingredients on your bread crumbs. I know this from experience!
Green onions– Your chopped green onions will go in the mixture and can be used on top for extra flavor.
Milk- The milk will help bind it all together.
How to make tuna cakes without eggs
Drain tuna fish and dump them into a medium-sized bowl.
Add the milk, finely chopped green onions and bread crumbs. Stir until well combined and form eight equal-sized patties with the tuna mixture.
Add oil ( olive oil or vegetable oil) to a skillet over medium high heat. When hot, cook tuna patties for 3-4 minutes, flip and cook another 3-4 minutes.
Make sure to cook these until they are nice and brown. If you flip them too early, there is a possibility of them falling apart. You need that nice brown crust on there.
These taste fantastic, but I love to add a little sauce to them. The white sauce that you see in the photos is just sour cream and dill mixed together with a bit of salt and a squeeze of lemon juice. You really can’t mess it up. Taste it as you go.
Kitchen tools to make eggless tuna patties
Stainless Steel Bowl– I love these bowls. This is a 6 piece set that comes if different sizes. They also come with lids.
Wooden Spoon– I love wooden spoons and use them all the time. I think I have about ten in my drawer.
Nonstick pan– I normally cook with stainless steel pans, but I have a nonstick pan I use for a few things and this is one of those recipes. It just makes it a little easier, but you can use either kind
Rubber Spatula– If you are using a nonstick pan, then make sure you are using a rubber flipper. You don’t want to ruin your pan with a metal one.
More easy recipes you’ll love
- One Pan Shrimp Fajitas
- Grilled London Broil
- South Carolina Bird Dogs– This has become a new family favorite.
- Slow Cooker Pork Salsa Verde
Eggless Dessert Resources
If you’re like me, then you’re probably on the lookout for more recipes that are egg free. I hate finding a recipe and clicking on it and it has an egg in it!
I started an eggless recipe board on my personal Pinterest page and then realized that I should probably link it to my blog. It’s great finding recipes that are egg free and when I need one I can go look and eat everything in it.
I have an EGGLESS Recipe board on Pinterest and there are a ton of great recipes. You can follow it here. I pin on it every week because I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new recipes.
I also have an EGG FREE RECIPE Facebook page that I just started, so there is only one follower right now, me! (Update: It’s over 2400 now!!) Go follow over there and I’ll post any good recipes I find!
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4 Ingredient Tuna Cakes
- 2 cans tuna in water
- 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup green onions chopped
- 1/4 cup milk
- cooking oil
- Drain tuna and add to bowl with bread crumbs and green onions. Stir well.
- Add milk and continue stirring.
- Form eight equal-sized patties.
- Heat oil in skillet. When hot, add patties and cook for 3-4 minutes, flip and cook another 3-4 minutes.
Sunday 4th of December 2022
These are delicious! I was nervous to try it, and I substituted milk for Greek yogurt (add more Greek yogurt to get it to more of a paste). I am amazed! I used Greek yogurt as the sour cream as well and added dill. Super easy and super delicious!
Tuesday 8th of November 2022
Hi. With an allergic grandson, these look great. Two questions: is it ok to cook them in the oven? any hints? Also, I assume there's no problem in using regular onion? thanks a lot Sue.
Tuesday 22nd of November 2022
Regular onion should be fine. I've never tried cooking these in the oven. I would recommend cooking them according to the directions.