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Low Carb Old Bay Tuna Cakes

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Who loves tuna? We always keep tuna in the house. We eat it out of the can, on a sandwich, in a salad and, quite often, as tuna cakes, so yes, we LOVE tuna. How about some Old Bay keto tuna cakes?

old bay keto tuna cakes

How do you make Tuna Cakes

I’ve made Old Bay tuna patties before with my “secret” ingredient, mustard, and they are very popular on the blog. I wanted to try a few keto options, so I’m starting here with the basics.

The ingredients are simple. A large can of tuna will make about 4 tuna patties, however, if you are feeding little kids, you might be able to stretch it to 6.

ingredients for keto tuna cakes

Keto Ingredients

Make sure you drain the liquid out of the tuna – that’s important for having the cakes form well enough to fry in the pan. I usually place it in a colander and press between paper towels to drain the liquid. Oh and if you have a cat around like we do, be prepared to have a visit from your best friend!

canned tuna for tuna cakes

Once it’s nice and dry, you can mix it with the almond flour (instead of bread crumbs), cheese, egg, mayo and Old Bay. I’ve seen people also use pork rind crumbs in place of the almond flour to form the tuna cakes.

mix tuna cake ingredients in a bowl

Like I said, it easily makes 4 cakes. You could make tuna balls too and the number would vary based on the size.

divide tuna cake ingredients

I’ve added a little oil to the pan to cook them. Try an avocado oil or sesame oil – they add some subtle flavors. I cooked them on medium – medium high. This may vary based on your stove. Make sure they cook well enough on the first side before trying to flip them.

fry tuna cakes on stove

If you turn them too soon, you’ll end up wrinkling them like I’ve done in the photo below :) But the taste is not affected! Trust me.

Love tuna? Give our tuna avocado zoodle salad a try!

serve old bay keto tuna cakes

Notice I did not make mine too thick. You could make them thicker as the egg is the only ingredient that needs to cook and it will cook quickly.

What can you serve with Tuna Cakes?

If you’re looking for keto friendly side dishes, consider small salad, cheese sticks or if you have pork rinds, they add some crunch to the meal! If you want some bread to make a sandwich, make some keto tortillas or spread them on these easy keto almond flour crackers.

fried tuna cakes

Now that they’re ready, the only thing left is to eat them! They are great heated up, so they are perfect to make for meal prep.

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Easy Tuna Cakes - Keto / Low Carb

Easy Tuna Cakes - Keto / Low Carb



  1. Drain the tuna well.
  2. Add all ingredients and mix well
  3. Separate into 4 cakes
  4. Heat a pan on the stove medium high heat with a bit of olive oil
  5. Fry the tuna cakes until brown on one side - then flip and brown the other.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 337Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 101mgSodium 957mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 28g

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Tiffany from Dallas

Tuesday 7th of February 2023

My family LOVES this recipe. I double the recipe and we enjoy them the next day cold for lunch with tomato slices and black eyed peas!

I grew up on these and my mom would use a sleeve of saltine crackers. I’m pre-diabetic so your recipe is a God send! Don’t tell my mom, but this version is better:-)

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