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Tuna Fish Patties

Rated as 4.19 out of 5 Stars

"This is a great recipe I came up with to get rid of leftover bread. I generally use the contents of my vegetable drawer here so I kind of throw in whatever I have at the time, so you can use your own judgment. They taste really nice when eaten with sour cream or low-fat mayo or even on their own - though my husband prefers ketchup. I generally use this recipe as a guideline, so have fun with it!"
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35 m servings 43
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 patties)


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  1. Soak bread in water in a large shallow dish until softened completely; remove from dish and squeeze as much water from bread as possible.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, spinach, and garlic in the hot oil until the onion softens, about 5 minutes.
  3. Mix the onion mixture with softened bread, tuna, mushrooms, zucchini, celery, eggs, dill, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano in a large bowl until combined. Form the mixture into about 24 thin, palm-size patties.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the patties in the skillet until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you have pre-sliced bread from the store, that can be used as well; you just have to use more of it, so probably about 5 or 6 slices.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 43 calories; 1.8 3 3.8 19 133 Full nutrition

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The recipe was great, but I did modify it. Added the zuc, musrooms and some banana peppers to the fried veg. Added the bread when all the ingredients were mixed. I also increased the amount of t...

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Tuna Fish Patties Haiku: "These were so soggy. So many 'watery' things. Maybe needs more bread." The zucchini and the mushrooms gave off too much liquid, coupled w/ the bread having been soaked ...

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The recipe was great, but I did modify it. Added the zuc, musrooms and some banana peppers to the fried veg. Added the bread when all the ingredients were mixed. I also increased the amount of t...

Yum! It did not have a strong tuna taste to it. I used what veggies I had in my refrig. (mushrooms, green peppers, celery and onions). Only suggestion is to add what and when to add bread. Alm...

kids hate veggies? puree them and hide them in the mixture! keep an eye on the moisture content though as it can fall apart if too moist

This is a really good foundational dish. I have tons of tuna, and I am glad I found a way to use it all. As with all recipes, I tweeked the recipe a bit and personalized the ingredients I used. ...

These were absolutely delicious! I forgot to add the basil and didn't have any spinach or mushrooms or zucchini to add, so they probably would have been even better. I added in the bread when ...

I was skeptical, but wanted to try this, as it seemed like a great way to save money. I was surprised, I followed the recipe exactly with the exception of the size of the patties, made mine the ...

What a great way to use leftover veggies in the fridge! I sauted some fresh kale with the garlic and onions. If I had had fresh mushrooms, I probably would have sauted those in advance as well. ...

My wife and I loved this recipe! It was very easy to make, as mentioned by other reviewers. The minor adjustments I would make next time is to add an additional slice of bread (I used pre-sliced...

I made these patties last night and my husband LOVED it!! He just kept raving about it, even the next morning - he wanted them again a second night. I used frozen spinach - in fact the patties...