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Easy to make Air Fryer tuna patties served with lettuce and tomato, garnished with parsley.

Air Fryer Keto Tuna Patties (Low-carb)

These aren't your ordinary tuna patties. Air Fryer Tuna Patties (Keto-friendly, low-carb, and low in calories) are light, crispy, unbelievably tasty, and oh-so-easy to make. The prep time is only 10 minutes, and they cook in just 10 minutes. Not only are the patties economical, but they are also perfect for a quick meal on busy nights.
4.97 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course All Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 patties
Calories 251 kcal


  • COSORI Air Fryer XL
  • Fine-mesh strainer


  • 2 cans of canned tuna 5 oz cans, drained well
  • ½ onion any color
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon almond flour
  • cup Panko bread crumbs or ground pork rinds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • First of all, open up your cans of tuna and drain the water. I like to put the tuna in a wire mesh strainer to drain out the water.
  • Put the tuna into a medium-size bowl. Dice your onion up into small pieces and toss it in with the tuna. Add in 1 egg, flour, Panko bread crumbs, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir together with a fork or spoon until the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Using your hands, grab a handful of tuna mixture. Press it between your hands to form a patty. You might have to squeeze it quite hard. Place formed patties inside your air fryer. The first time I tried it I brushed the Air Fryer tray with oil, but I never did it after that and they were just as crispy. Continue to make patties until the tuna mixture is gone. I usually get 6 nice-size patties out of 2 cans of tuna.
  • Preheat your Air Fryer to 360 degrees.
  • Add tuna patties to the Air Fryer and set the timer for 10 minutes. Flip patties over halfway through the cooking time.
  • Remove from the Air Fryer and enjoy!


  • Drain the water out of the tuna really well. I will use my hands to push down on the tuna when it is in the strainer to make sure it has no water left in it.
  • Chop onions up quite small so the burgers form easily and don't fall apart. If the chunks of onion are too big the burgers won't stay together.
  • Make patties the same size to ensure they cook evenly.


Serving: 1gCalories: 251kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 32gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 704mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
Keyword air fryer, easy healthy dinner recipes, family dinner, keto
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