Baked Tuna 'Crab' Cakes


A delicious alternative to the original.

Baked Tuna 'Crab' Cakes
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
18 tuna cakes


  • 2 (12 ounce) cans chunk light tuna in water, drained and flaked

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • 1 zucchini, shredded

  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • ½ cup green onions, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper

  • ½ cup nonfat cottage cheese

  • ¼ cup fat free sour cream

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • salt to taste

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the tuna, bread crumbs, zucchini, green pepper, onion, green onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, cottage cheese, sour cream, 2 eggs, lime juice, dried basil, pepper, and salt.

  3. Beat 2 eggs in a shallow bowl, and place the cornmeal on a plate.

  4. Scoop up about 1/4 cup of the tuna mixture, and gently form it into a compact patty. Dip both sides of each cake into beaten egg and then press into cornmeal, and place the cakes onto the prepared baking sheet. Spray the tops of the cakes with cooking oil spray.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops of the cakes are beginning to brown, about 20 minutes. Flip each cake, spray with cooking spray, and bake until the cakes are cooked through and lightly browned, about 20 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
4g Fat
26g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 372mg 8%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.