Super Simple Tuna Cakes & Tarter Sauce

Charlene Knaps


this recipe will feed an elegant crowd or a hungry family. The idea to use stuffing came from a magazine article a few years ago, I kept tweaking it around and got this.
I love it as a quick go-to dish when I have forgotten to thaw something for dinner, it's very pantry-friendly!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
10 Min



  • 2 can(s)
    5oz albacore tuna in water, drained & flaked
  • 1 box
    6oz stove top stuffing mix
  • 1 c
    grated cheddar cheese, sharper the better!
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/3 c
    miracle whip (or mayo if you insist)
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet pickle relish

  • 1/2 c
    miracle whip (or mayo if you insist)
  • 1 dash(es)
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet pickle relish
  • 1 dash(es)
    dry ground mustard (optional)

How to Make Super Simple Tuna Cakes & Tarter Sauce


  1. Mix all tuna cake ingredients together in a large bowl. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. While that's cooling, mix together all tarter sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Heat large nonstick pan to medium heat, or your electric skillet to 275 degrees. Add a dash of cooking oil or spray, if desired.
  4. Shape mixture into patties, will make 8 good sized patties or 10 medium patties.
  5. Cook each patty 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown (see photo).
  6. Cool and pat on paper plate or napkin, top with tarter sauce and enjoy!

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About Super Simple Tuna Cakes & Tarter Sauce

Course/Dish: Fish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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