Terrific tuna-melt cakes

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10 min


20 min


12 servings

Terrific tuna-melt cakes

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These are yummy and a bit addictive, even if you're not a big tuna fan. And whether you devour them with forks or fingers, the creamy dipping sauce adds to the fun.


  • 2 eggs
  • 6 slices white bread
  • 2 170-g cans flaked tuna , drained
  • 2 roasted red peppers , finely chopped
  • 2 green onions , thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped pickled jalapenos , optional
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 2 to 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp grainy mustard


  • Whisk eggs in a bowl. Cut off bread crusts and discard. Tear or cut bread into small pieces, then stir into eggs. Set aside. Crumble tuna into a large bowl. Prepare peppers, onions, jalapeno and cheese. Stir into tuna. Mash bread mixture to form a paste, then stir into tuna. Fill a 1/4-cup (50-mL) measuring cup with mixture. Using wet hands, form into a small cake about 1/2 in. (1 cm) thick. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  • Heat 1 tsp (5 mL) oil in a large frying pan, preferably non-stick, over medium heat. Add half of cakes. Cook, uncovered, until golden and warmed through, 2 to 3 min per side. Repeat with remaining cakes and oil.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir sauce ingredients together. Drizzle over cakes or use as a dipping sauce.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 136,
  • Protein
  • 9 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,