Meal Type, Entrées, Appetizers

Healthy Tuna Croquettes

The best thing about this meal is that its quick, easy, and cheap. We almost always have cans of tuna on hand in our pantry, but we aren’t always in the mood for a tuna salad or sandwich. These croquettes transformed really nicely, and they were a great choice for something quick on a busy night.

Original recipe courtesy of Achieve with Athena.

Total Time 2 Servings
5 5 0

REALLY enjoyed Genova's Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil. Firm, flavorful and filling! Unique packaging! #GenovaSeafood

Fort Collins, Colorado
5 5 0

Hands down the best canned tuna I've ever had. Always in nice meaty chunks, and the taste is out of this world.

Del Norte, Colorado
5 5 0

Wow!! First time buyer, and I’ll never go back to other company. Light, flaky and moist yet flavorful. Albacore Tuna with Olive Oil is delicious. Genova is my new brand in seafood.

Utica, New York
5 5 0

I just tried Genova tuna in oil for the first time. I have to say it is some of the freshest tasting tuna I have tried. I am hooked! #GenovaSeafood

San Antonio, Texas
5 5 0

Love it. Best tuna that we can get in the U.S. Closest thing to the freshness of the tuna we bring back from Italy.

Waterbury, Connecticut
5 5 0

Absolutely adore the yellowfin tuna with olive oil. I can eat it straight without adding any extras, it also is extremely healthy! I never knew I could LOVE tuna, especially without mayo!

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  • 2 cans of Genova tuna, drained
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 tbsp garlic, roasted or minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (or a gluten free substitute)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more if needed
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. If choosing to roast the garlic, cut off the top of the head of garlic. Place on a piece of tin foil, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle a little salt on top. Close up the tin foil up into a boil, and roast in the oven for 40 minutes at 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the drained tuna, eggs, garlic, cilantro, mustard, bread crumbs, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
  3. Once mixed well, use hands to form into 4 equally sized patties.
  4. Heat your olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook the croquettes for 5-7 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Once cooked, place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
  5. Serve and enjoy!