Quick Tuna Burgers

I am pretty much always looking for easy and quick dinner recipes. I do all of my meal prep on Sunday, so I also like to find recipes that I can prep up days in advance and take 15 minutes to throw it together on a week night. I am also always looking for budget friendly recipes since sometimes our grocery bill can get a bit expensive.

I've held on to this recipe for years. Sometimes I make it for lunch, but most of the time I make it for dinner. There are so many benefits to using canned tuna. First, it's like $1. Second, it's loaded with Omega-3's (and most Americans don't get enough!). Third, it tastes delicious. 


  • 2 (5-6 ounce) cans of chunk light tuna in water, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (FODMAPers make your own from gluten free bread)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. scallions, chopped (FODMAPers, use the green part only)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 4 hamburger buns (FODMAPers, use a gluten free bun)


  1. Combine tuna, breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, mustard, celery, scallions, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Mix to combine.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Once oil is hot and shimmering, make a tuna patty using 1/3 cup of the mixture. Form into a burger shape in your hand and place in the skillet. 
  3. Cook until heated through and golden brown, about 4 minutes each side.
  4. Serve on a bun with condiments of your choice.