Red Pesto, Sweet Potato and Tuna Burgers | Slimming World




Yield 3 servings

This recipe is gluten free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly





  1. Peel and chop the sweet potato and place in a steamer above a saucepan of boiling water and steam until softened or alternately pierce the whole sweet potato (with skin) with a fork and place in the microwave for approx 6 mins till soft. set aside to cool
  2. Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with some cooking oil spray, add the onion and red pepper and fry until softened.
  3. To a large bowl, add the cooked sweet potato (remove skin if you microwaved) and mash with a fork.
  4. Add the tuna, onion, pepper and pesto and mix thoroughly to combine.
  5. Mix in the beaten egg and then add the sweetcorn and frozen peas. Season with salt and black pepper.
  6. Form into 6 equal sized burgers.
  7. Preheat oven to 200c or 400f (gas mark 6)
  8. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Carefully place  the burgers onto the lined tray and spray over the top with cooking oil spray. 
  9. Place in the oven and bake until both sides are golden. Approx 30-35 mins. You will need to carefully flip them over half way through cooking time.
  10. Garnish with parsley or coriander.
  11. Serve and enjoy!! 


Syns in red pesto can vary between different brands, so double check the syn value of the one you use. 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 burgers

Amount Per Serving

Calories 317

% Daily Value

Total Fat 7.2 g


Saturated Fat 2.1 g


Cholesterol 104 mg


Sodium 529 mg


Total Carbohydrates 35.7 g


Dietary Fiber 6 g


Sugars 8.9 g

Protein 29.1 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.

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