I have to be honest when I tell you that I haven’t always been a big fan of tuna in a can. I can remember when I used to compete in fitness shows, I would try to eat tuna as part of my strict competition diet, and I just never did enjoy it, that is, until now.  I wish I could have had this recipe back then!

Skinny Suppers Cookbook - Convenience

I made this the other day, and I wanted to eat all four tuna cakes. It was seriously that delicious. I decided to add Old Bay® Seasoning to the cakes because I wanted them to have big flavor. The chipotle mayo sends these tuna cakes over the top. This meal is super simple and so inexpensive, which is the perfect weeknight combo in my house!

For another fun, delicious way to add tuna into your dinner, try my Skinny Tuna Sweet Potato Cakes!

Skinny Tuna Cakes

Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes (1 hour refrigeration)

Cook time: 6 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 tuna cake, 1/2 Tbsp Chipotle Mayo


  • 3 — 3 oz pouches chunk light tuna
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • ⅓ cup plain Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ Tbsp Old Bay® Seasoning (I used Old Bay® Seasoning Rub)
  • ⅛ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 egg whites
  • Chipotle Mayo:
  • • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • • 1 tsp chili powder
  • • 1 tsp lime juice


  1. In a medium size bowl, fork out tuna from all 3 pouches. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate tuna mixture for 1 hour before forming into patties (this helps the patties stick together better).
  2. Form into 4 equal size patties. Spray a medium size skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Cook tuna patties over medium-low heat for about 3 minutes on each side or until both sides are golden brown.
  3. For Chipotle Mayo: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.
  4. To serve, top tuna cakes with Chipotle Mayo.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (1 Tuna Cake + 1 Tbsp Chipotle Mayo):

Calories: 143

Fat: 7g

Carbohydrates: 6g

Fiber: 1g

Protein: 13g

Sugars: 1g

Sodium: 765mg

Vitamin A: 0%

Vitamin C: 2%

Calcium: 0%

Iron: 0%

WWP+: 4 points