Kale Bacon Tuna Patties





Yield 2 servings

Transform a can of tuna into a flavor-bomb pattie packed with kale and bacon. 



Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

Cut the bacon into small pieces and add them to the skillet.

While the bacon is cooking, chop the kale and dice the onion. Add both to the bacon with a pinch of salt and cook until the kale reduces in size by at least half, around 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a bowl add the drained tuna, the oats, an egg and juice of 1/2 lemon. Pour the cooked kale and bacon mixture in and mix everything with a spoon. Let it sit for a few minutes.

Meanwhile, reheat the skillet you cooked the kale in over medium-high heat.

Form the tuna mixture into four patties. The mixture is watery, squeeze most of the moisture out when you form the patties. Then place directly in the hot skillet. Once all patties are in, lower the heat to medium. Cook for 4-5 minutes until they set and then gently flip. Cook an additional 4 minutes until warmed through.


  • There is no need to add any additional in the skillet beyond what renders out of the bacon. 
  • I was trying to keep carbs on the lower end. These may benefit from additional oats or even some breadcrumbs to help hold them together. If you make as is, just be gentle when flipping. 
  • The salsa was just a pint of grape tomatoes halved and tossed with a clove minced garlic, a minced habanero, a pinch of salt, a sprinkle of dried parsley, and the juice from the other half of the lemon.
  • Nutrition is just for the patties, not the salsa.  

Cuisine American

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 patties

Amount Per Serving

Calories 241

% Daily Value

Total Fat 9 g


Total Carbohydrates 15 g


Dietary Fiber 3 g


Sugars 3 g

Protein 28 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by GreenLiteBites at