Thirty-Minute Baked Tuna Burgers


My parents used to make these baked tuna patties in just 30 minutes when we were children. I added a few additions to make them a little more exciting and fairly low in fat. Serve on hamburger buns with traditional hamburger condiments if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 burgers


  • cooking spray

  • 2 (5 ounce) cans tuna in water, drained

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ cup diced tomatoes, drained

  • ¼ cup minced onion


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Mix tuna, bread crumbs, egg, black pepper, and garlic salt together in a bowl; fold in diced tomatoes and onion. Form mixture into 4 patties; place onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until burgers are golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

156 Calories
3g Fat
12g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 537mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 253mg 5%

* 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.

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