Tuna and Cheese Melt Patty Recipe

Tuna and Cheese Melt Patty
Tuna and cheese melts are a tasty way to spice up a boring can of tuna. They can be served with your favorite carb.

Nutrition Facts

  • 145
  • 26
    g
  • 4
    g
  • 2
    g
  • Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased gains and decreased bodyfat.

Ingredients

  • 1 can of tuna, 5 ounces
  • 2 Tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 1 egg white
  • Diced onion to taste
  • Fresh, minced garlic to taste
  • 1/3 ounce mozzarella or cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix, or mash ingredients together, and form into a patty. Place patty into a frying pan, and cook over medium heat. Cook until slightly brown on both sides.

Tuna patties may stick to the frying pan. Use a non-stick cooking spray, or place a small amount of olive oil in the pan before adding the patty.

Yields one serving.

Serving Suggestions

1 can of tuna yields one serving.

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Posted Wed, 05/28/2014 - 23:26
Shawn

I just made this for dinner, it was GREAT! Next time, I'll add more egg whites as well the Dijon Mustard that was mentioned. It was suggested when cooking, to roll it into a ball then smash it down. Leaving the outside crunchy and the inside soft. Thanks for the suggestions......

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Posted Sat, 02/16/2013 - 23:43
pamela winner

The oatmeal you put in is it quick cooking oats, rolled oats? Do you make the oatmeal before hand, than add two tbls? Sorry if this sounds dense but it doesn't say..

Pamela

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Posted Sat, 11/17/2012 - 20:46
Tammy

Delicious recipe! I spiced it up with a generous amount of Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick & topped with grilled tomatoe.

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Posted Mon, 07/30/2012 - 19:26
CEE

OH MAN! THIS WAS SO DELICIOUS I USUALLY JUST EAT THE CAN OF TUNA PLAIN STREIGHT OUT OF THE CAN. MAN I LOVE THIS :) THANKS MUCH

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Posted Tue, 07/24/2012 - 05:13
Daniel

great recepie tried it this morning and caught me by suprise how good it really is
it tastes great and its healthy i reccomend it it is now part of my diet

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Posted Mon, 05/14/2012 - 21:47
pedro

I had this for diner it is delicious and it only takes a few minutes to make
thanks

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Posted Tue, 04/03/2012 - 14:03
Vino

Cooked this up myself for lunch today. I love how simple it yes yet so delicious! Definitely passing this on!

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Posted Wed, 02/08/2012 - 14:09
Jonathan

THIS JUST MADE ME LIKE TUNA!!!!

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Posted Sat, 07/02/2011 - 14:26
Hudson480

I just made this for lunch today after my workout and it is delicious! I had some trouble keeping it together as a patty but just used the spatula to get it onto the piece of toasted bread. I added a few slices of tomato on top and that adds some good flavor. I think next time I will try the red pepper with some pepper jack cheese for some variety.

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Posted Thu, 05/26/2011 - 13:06
BukAndrew

Just made these and they're pretty insane. Will more than likely do this with all my tuna cans now.

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Posted Sat, 05/21/2011 - 22:17
Graeme

The Slap Chop is junk.

Just made this, a double recipe though. Made 3 patties. I used a little bit more cheese than called for as well. The garlic is what makes it for me, I used 3 sections of one clove. Quite a nice taste to it, worth making again if I am not in a rush.

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Posted Thu, 04/28/2011 - 23:30
Edwin

Know how I dealt with boring tuna? With a Slap Chop!

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Posted Fri, 04/15/2011 - 09:30
Lisa

2 thumps up

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Posted Tue, 03/22/2011 - 15:52
JAY

I love this recipe.. i didnt have oatmeal and i substitute it with corn flakes taste great!!! my kids love it too..lol

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Posted Mon, 03/21/2011 - 00:39
Mary

add a dash of red pepper and/or sub pepper jack cheese for a little more flavor!

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Posted Sat, 07/31/2010 - 18:05
James

This is an absolute winner. I haven't ate tuna in ages because it became so boring. Had this tonight and I'm now apologising to all my tuna tins at the back of the cupboard!

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Posted Thu, 07/22/2010 - 23:23
Anthony

I tried this out today and thought it was great. next time i think i will add a little more cheese though.

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Posted Sun, 07/18/2010 - 13:18
Rudy

I tried the recipe today..and i was surprised by how tasty is really was..an easy quick recipe.i added a lil ginger also to it,didnt use any salt just pepper and the rest ov the ingredients,and ate it with salad was yummy.thnks for the recipe.

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Posted Sun, 07/04/2010 - 15:44
ayan

i tried it and mine didnt stick toghther as a patty

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Posted Thu, 06/24/2010 - 16:05
Brian

try this but substitute oatmeal for mashed potato flakes. I eat two of these with some wheat bread about an hour before my work out. Great carb/protein combo!

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Posted Sun, 05/09/2010 - 12:09
jose

mine wasn't good and i followed rosie's advice and it was almost unsalted and I tried adding salt after but i guess ill try another time...

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Posted Fri, 04/23/2010 - 04:34
Matt Webb

GRate tasting, easy to make, cant have them more then twice a week though coz of tuna mercury levels.

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Posted Thu, 04/22/2010 - 17:23
saul

Damn, this is delicious....never thought Tuna could taste so good.

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Posted Tue, 03/23/2010 - 16:32
Rosie

If you are gonna use the tuna i recommend that use very little salt because it is EXTREMELY salty with the combined tuna and salt.

And, when you cook it, if you put it on the heat in a ball, you can slowly push it down into patty-like flatness, that way, the outside is nice and crunchy and the inside is melty. Hope i helped! XD

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Posted Thu, 02/11/2010 - 00:40
Scotty

this is a good recipe.. don't get me wrong, but if you sub out the tuna with salmon.. it works pretty good

try a can of salmon..
dice about 3-4 slices of bread
add the egg
onion (my opinion better than garlic)

cook until brown

you may need to add more or less, but it is good

(salmon pattys are high protein and are freakin delicious) can't say if my recipe is exact, but def try it out sometime)

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Posted Fri, 01/29/2010 - 18:43
Ed

Made the original and they were a real surprise, tried again today doubling the recipe and and adding djion mustard..it was so good I think it may become a mainstay.

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Posted Mon, 01/18/2010 - 14:34
Rosie

This recipe is delicious i just ate it for lunch tryiing to replace my usual pb&j and chips with something healthier (and even tastier to!) This is definately on of my favorite recipes so far!

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Posted Wed, 12/09/2009 - 16:19
Christopher

Tried it last night and added it to my diet program. There great tasting by following the recipe. I'll take away and add to in the future, but a sure winner in my book and it certainly beats the boring open the can, drain the water, and consume the tuna routine.