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Air fryer Tuna Patties Recipe

Here’s a simple recipe with only 3 ingredients (and the seasonings) that you can make in the air fryer in only 12 minutes! It’s so good!

And it’s made with a spicy ranch dressing that’s only 2 ingredients!

This recipe is perfect if you are looking for a simple appetizer, lunch, or dinner recipe that can be made in only minutes in the air fryer.

Ingredients needed to make easy tuna patties and the sauce

  • 1 egg
  • 5 oz can tuna, drained
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded (Mozzarella or Colby)
  • 1 tsp Dan-O’s Original seasoning (or any of your favorite seasonings)
  • Ranch dressing
  • Sriracha sauce
Only four ingredients: Cheese, Egg, Tuna, and some seasonings!
I used an ice cream scooper to add equal parts of the tuna to the air fryer.
I shaped the tuna patties with a fork.
I popped them in the air fryer for 12 minutes at 350 degrees! So easy!
This recipe makes 6 good sized tuna patties! You can double the recipe if you need more.
These tuna cakes stay good in the refrigerator for about 5 days. They are perfect for food prep!
The spicy tuna patty sauce is only 2 ingredients: Ranch dressing and Sriracha sauce! SO EASY!
Sometimes the best sauce recipes are the easiest!
You can store it in a bottle like this too! Makes it really easy to drizzle over the tuna cakes too.
We added some fresh basil after we drizzled the sauce over the top. You can use cilantro instead if you prefer. Both work nicely in this keto and low carb recipe.

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Keto Tuna Patties made in the air fryer!

Tuna Patties made in the Air Fryer

Easy lunch or dinner idea that only takes 3 ingredients!
4.57 from 130 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Dinner idea, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 tuna patties
Calories 87



Tuna Patties Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 5 oz can tuna drained
  • 1 cup cheese shredded (Mozzarella or Colby)
  • 1 tsp Dan-O’s Original seasoning or any of your favorite seasonings

Sauce Ingredients:


  • Open the can of tuna and drain the liquids.
  • Place the tuna in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the shredded cheese, egg and seasonings.
  • Mix until fully combined.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to measure out one tuna patty and place it in the air fryer lined with parchment paper.
  • Repeat this until all the tuna patties are placed in the air fryer basket.
  • Use a fork or your clean hands to press the tuna patties down and shape them into circles leaving some space in between each patty.
  • Bake in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Add the sauce ingredients to a small bowl and mix until fully combined and smooth. If you like it less spicy use 6 parts ranch dressing to 1 part sriracha sauce.
  • Serve warm and enjoy


Makes 6 tuna patties


Serving: 1patty | Calories: 87 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbs: 1g
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