These paleo tuna cakes are a tasty and easy lunch you can cook with just a few ingredients. One thing that I like to do is make these ahead of time so that I have them ready to go for whenever I need something to eat. Just make sure you keep them stored in the fridge so they don’t go bad.

There are a ton of delicious paleo friendly condiments that go well with these. My personal favorite is something like the zesty tartar sauce however just plain mayonnaise also goes really well with them.


As I mention in the cooking tips below when you go to fry these make sure you don’t fiddle with them too much. Flipping them constantly or moving them around may cause the patty to full apart.

These paleo tuna cakes are amazing by themselves but they’re even better with something like some tasty paleo friendly sweet potato fries. If the fries are too much for your liking, then something like a salad also goes really well with these.

If you want to see how to make and cook these amazing tuna cakes, then be sure to check out the video above. It goes through all the steps to making these and getting them to the plate.

Paleo Tuna Cakes Recipe

Paleo Tuna Cakes

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Cooking Tips:

  • If you’re worried about the patties falling apart then you can put them in the fridge for about 30 minutes. This should help hold them together but I find that you don’t need to do this step.
  • The patty mix is already cooked so you don’t need to stress too much when it comes to frying them. The goal is simply to crisp up the outside edges and heat inside of the patties.
  • If you decide to freeze these then it’s best to slowly cook them from frozen in a fry-pan. You may find if you defrost them in the microwave they will fall apart.

Nutritional Information:

If you’re curious about how much of an impact these delicious gluten free tuna cakes will have on your diet then you can find all the information you need below. As always keep in mind the values are an estimate and may vary depending on the quantity and quality of the ingredients used. Any extras will also add to the values mentioned below.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 309g
Servings Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 560 Calories from Fat 266.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.6g 46%
Saturated Fat 9.2g 46%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 36.6g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8.1g 32%
Sugars 10.9g
Protein 38.8g 78%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

If you love these tuna patties, then you will probably also like the incredibly delicious salmon cakes. These patties are very much like this recipe but instead use pink salmon. If you prefer the taste of salmon then you should certainly check these out.

I hope you enjoy these paleo tuna cakes as much as I did. If you have a variation or any tips that you would love to share, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

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