Tuna Fish cakes on a plate with vegetables, tzatziki and a lemon wedge
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4.86 from 28 votes

Tuna Fishcakes

With some potatoes and a couple of store cupboard essentials, you can easily make these tuna fishcakes for a simple week night meal. The easy homemade tzatziki is a must to go with these too!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Servings: 4 people (1 fishcake each)
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Dannii



  • 600 g potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 30 g mature cheddar grated
  • 1 pinch Sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 tins of tuna in spring water drained
  • 1 cup Fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g breadcrumbs


  • Add the potatoes to a pan of boiling water and then simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and then mash with the milk, cheese and salt and pepper.
  • Add the tuna, parsley and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Beat the egg in a bowl and set aside. Put the breadcrumbs in a separate bowl and spray a baking tray with a little oil.
  • Form the mixture in to fishcakes one at a time and then dip them in to the egg and then in to the breadcrumbs making sure they are fully covered.
  • Put then on a baking tray and put in a preheated oven at 200C for 20 minutes, carefully turning halfway.
  • Serve with tzatziki, vegetables and salad (all optional).



  • Add some vegetables to these by stirring in some sweetcorn, peas or finely chopped spinach.
  • Parsley goes really well with tuna, but you could use chives or dill instead in this recipe.
  • Make these fish cakes even crispier by using panko breadcrumbs.
  • If you want to cook these quicker, and have them even crispier, then fry them. But we wanted to keep them as healthy as possible, so we baked them.
  • For a little bit of crunch, add some chopped spring onions to the mixture.


Serving: 1fishcake | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 919mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1445IU | Vitamin C: 39.9mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 8.6mg