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Tuna Patties without Eggs {Only 4 Ingredients}

These tuna patties without eggs are delicious. With only four ingredients, they are super simple and take less than 30 minutes to make.

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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.

white platter with 6 tuna patties with chopped green chives

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.

closeup of two tuna patties on a white plate with sour cream dill topping and chopped chives

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.

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.

overhead view of two tuna patties on a white plate with sour cream dill topping and chopped chives and white platter with 6 patties on it

How to make tuna cakes without eggs

Step 1

Drain tuna fish and dump into a medium sized bowl.

Step 2

Add the milk, finely chopped green onions and bread crumbs. Stir until well combined and form eight equal-sized patties with the tuna mixture.

Step 3

Add oil ( olive oil or vegetable oil) to a pan set on medium-high. When hot, cook tuna patties for 3-4 minutes, flip and cook another 3-4 minutes.

Tip 1

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 as you go.

six tuna cakes on white platter with chopped chives

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4 Ingredient Tuna Cakes

These tuna patties without eggs are delicious. With only four ingredients, they are super simple and take less than 30 minutes to make.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword eggless, fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane

Ingredients

  • 2 cans tuna in water
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • cooking oil

Instructions

  • Drain tuna and add to bowl with bread crumbs and green onions.  Stir well.
  • Add milk and continuing stirring.
  • Form eight patties.
  • Heat oil in skillet.  Add patties and cook for 3-4 minutes, flip and cook another 3-4 minutes.

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