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Tuna, carrot and cheddar patties recipe

There's a wonderful mixture of flavours in these delicious patties. They're great for the kids to help make too.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Serves 4

Nutritional information

Per serving:

  • 1,069kJ / 254kcals
  • 26.8g protein
  • 6.8g fat of which 2.7g saturates
  • 18.6g carbohydrate of which 8.4g sugars
  • 5.9g dietary fibre
  • 1.2g salt
Baked patties served on lettuce leaves


  • 2 cans tuna in water, drained
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 100g white or wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g reduced-fat mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tablespoons fresh parsley or coriander, chopped
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 handfuls lettuce leaves, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (fan 180C, gas mark 6). Grease a large baking sheet with a little vegetable oil.

  2. Put the tuna into a large mixing bowl and mash it with a fork. Add the carrots, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, cheese and fresh herbs. Season with some pepper.


    For a vegetarian version, you can replace the tuna with a 150g of marinated tofu pieces, chopped finely.

  3. Shape the mixture into 6 burger patties and arrange them on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then serve on the lettuce leaves.


    If you're really hungry, serve the patties in warm pitta breads or lightly toasted burger buns.