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Tuna and Zucchini Patties: the quick and easy recipe you’ll love

Total time: 45 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

Tuna zucchini patties are an easy, delicious side dish to make, a great recipe to make children eat some vegetables. The delicate flavor of the zucchini matches perfectly with tuna. Cook the zucchini in a pan, then combine them with tuna, potato, breadcrumbs, cheese, grated Parmesan, salt, pepper and parsley. Finally, bake tuna zucchini patties in the oven, to make this recipe very light.

You can make this recipe a day in advance and just pan-fry the patties before you have planned to eat. Enjoy tuna zucchini patties hot, either as a snack with the drink of your choice. It is best to use fresh tuna instead of canned ones to enjoy better flavors. So let’s see all the steps to make these tuna zucchini patties.


Cook the zucchini patties on low to medium heat until the patties are cooked and golden brown on both sides.

You can use fresh or canned tuna.

Serve the tuna zucchini patties over a bed of fresh vegetable salad along with a generous squeeze of fresh lime juice.

How to store Tuna Zucchini Patties

You can store tuna zucchini patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Heat them up in the oven for about 10 minutes before serving.

Large potato, peeled and boiled
canned or fresh Tuna, drained
100 g
small Zucchini, grated
small Carrot, peeled and grated
cheddar cheese, grated
2 tablespoons
Fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon
Fresh lemon juice
½ tablespoon
½ teaspoon
Black pepper powder
½ teaspoon
½ cup
Olive oil
1 tablespoon

How to make Tuna Zucchini Patties

Use a fork or a potato masher to nicely mash the boiled potato in a bowl. If using canned tuna, drain the fish and flake it nicely. In case you are using fresh tuna then slice the fish in to small and thin slices. Add the fish to the mashed potatoes along with grated zucchini, carrot, cheddar cheese, chopped parsley, and lemon juice. Season the mixture with salt and black pepper powder.

Mix this mixture well and then shape it in to small round patties of even size. Chill the patties for 5 minutes in a freezer. Coat the patties evenly in to the breadcrumbs and then chill them again for another 10 minutes.

Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in non stick pan. Cook the patties in the oil for 5 minutes on each side or until the patties are evenly golden brown on both sides.

Serve hot tuna zucchini patties and enjoy!

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