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!


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20 Min
10 Min


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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


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