Pan Fried Tuna Patty


Since I'm on Atkins, I'm always looking for something repeatable and delicious, and I've found it! We love this tuna patty at lunch. Highly Atkins/low-carb-friendly.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 1 (5 ounce) can tuna packed in water, drained

  • 1 egg

  • ½ stalk celery, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Stir tuna, egg, celery, mayonnaise, walnuts, parsley, and dill together in a bowl until evenly combined. Form mixture into two patties.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in hot butter until firm and golden, 2 to 3 minutes; flip and top each patty with Cheddar cheese. Continue cooking until second side is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
29g Fat
2g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 282mg 6%

* 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.