Sriracha Tuna Cakes

2 Cakes158 cals

Looking for a quick, cheap, and spicy high protein recipe made with canned tuna? Try some Sriracha Tuna Cakes! This easy recipe takes just a few minutes to prep and is easy to change up when you’re bored.

Add right into a mixing bowl 1/3 cup of bread crumbs, 2 teaspoons of crushed red pepper, 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning, 3-4 servings of some chili sauce (more or less depending on how spicy you want them), 4 tablespoons of fat free mayonnaise, and 2 cans of drained tuna.

Mix all of those ingredients together until everything is well incorporated.

Some other ways to switch these tuna cakes up when you’re bored?

  • With spices or seasonings
  • By adding in some chopped vegetables like celery for crunch, red onion, and so on

Shape your cakes however big you want them, I made 2 Sriracha tuna cakes today.

You can eat these right now as is since canned tuna has already been cooked or heat them up on the stovetop (my preference).

To heat them up on the stovetop you’ll need to take out a stovetop pan, turn your burner on low-medium heat, and coat your pan with some non-stick cooking spray.

Place your Sriracha tuna cakes into your pan and cook each side for around 2-3 minutes. Keep in mind that depending on how big or small you made them that this time may change.

Optionally top them with cheese and some condiments like guacamole and salsa!

Ready for dessert? How about a Microwave Protein Whoopie Pie?

Sriracha Tuna Cakes Recipe

Sriracha Tuna Cakes

Spice up your cake with these easy to make Sriracha Tuna Cakes! This high protein recipe is quick, easy, and absolutely delicious.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spicy, sriracha, tuna cakes
Servings: 2 Cakes
Calories: 158kcal
Cost: $3.60

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  • 2 Cans Tuna
  • 2 Teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise - Fat Free
  • Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 3-4 Teaspoons Chili Sauce - Sriracha


  • Drain your Tuna
  • Add all of your ingredients into a bowl
  • Mix everything together
  • Shape your mix into 2 cakes
  • Take out a stovetop pan, put your burner on Low-Medium Heat, and spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray
  • Cook your cakes for 2 minutes a side



Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 317
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 2010mg
  • Carbs: 34g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Protein: 34g


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 2.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 1005mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g


  1. Matt on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Derek, love the recipe. Been looking for a great way to incorporate cheap tuna into my diet and I love crap cakes + siracha!

    Do you think I’d be able to substitute wheat germ for bread crumbs in this recipe? Just trying to keep it healthy as possible.

    Keep up the great work man love it.

    • Derek Howes on October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Hi Matt! Thank you. You can definitely do that!

  2. Shawn on May 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Hi Derek, my family liked the cakes when we made them. Thank you for the recipe!

    I have also made the quick protein bars, protein cheesecake, and sriracha chicken nuggets, and my family has loved every one! I look forward to trying out new recipes on this website. You’re the best!

  3. Erica on May 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I made these today for lunch and we loved them! I didn’t have breadcrumbs so I used cornmeal and also added some fresh lemon juice to it! Amazing! Thank you for sharing! It is definitely going into my cooking rotation!

  4. Jamie on August 26, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Amazeballs. Again I came here because I had frozen chicken, canned chicken, and canned tuna as my lean proteins. Going to thaw the chicken and hit up the baked garlic chicken next, last can of chicken so I should hang onto that, so that left me with tuna. Played the “what would Derek do” game and came out happy. Couldn’t have been easier or better.

    By the way, you beat Alton Brown on this one. His tuna cakes are good, but not nearly as good as these. Yours are easier too.

    Thanks again!

    • Derek Howes on August 27, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Amazeballs haha! Awesome. Thanks Jamie! Wonderful comment 🙂

  5. Kimberly on May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Is there something I can use in place of bread crumbs that would be clean? I am dieting for a competition and I want to make these without compromising my diet. thanks 🙂

    • Derek Howes on May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Oat flour/shredded rolled oats! No problem – thank you for the comment!

  6. Gianpaolo on April 23, 2013 at 12:00 am

    These = awesome. I’m going to try the mustard instead of mayo sometime this week.

  7. Carmine on March 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Made these today, used 1 egg and some mustard to substitute the mayo. Turned out really good!!

  8. Din J on February 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Sriracha is the best. I mix it with everything I eat!

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