Tuna Sweet Potato Cheddar Patties - make these delicious patties with a few simple ingredients for a tasty lunch at home or on the go.
I love making patties and tuna is one of my favourite ingredients to use as I always have a can or two on hand in my pantry and it's a fish I know the kids will love too.
With just a few additional ingredients to make the patties hold together and add some more flavour, these are super easy to make and great for lunches with a salad, as a side to soup, or even in a packed lunch or picnic for a healthy filling lunch on the go.
Why Sweet Potato?
You may be wondering why I use sweet potato and not regular potato. The great thing about sweet potato it has a natural sweet taste to it and the slight sweetness with the tuna and cheddar is a perfect combination and because it is still a starchy vegetable it holds together well as a pattie.
Sweet potatoes are also a Low GI food compared to regular potatoes which are high GI. Which means they are a healthier choice all round.
Can I use regular potato?
But what if you don't like sweet potato and really want to make these patties, then regular potatoes are perfectly fine too.
Just make sure you pick a variety of potato that is waxy instead of floury, floury potatoes can tend to be a bit dry and so may make the patties taste a bit dry too, whereas waxy potatoes tend to have a much more buttery flavour to them. My favourites are yukon golds (a semi waxy potato), in the UK Elfe potatoes are a similar variety.
Can I use other fish?
I use cheddar because it was what I had on hand and well we all love tuna melts right, which are a perfect combination, so tuna just seemed the best option for that sweet potato and cheddar mix.
But salmon or even white fish would work well too, just remember to up the season if you use white fish as tuna and salmon tend to have more flavour.
Can you omit the cheese?
If you are dairy free or just don't like cheese you may be wondering if you can omit the cheese from these patties. The cheese in this recipe does help the finished pattie hold together, so rather than mess around with this recipe. I would instead make these Tuna and Sweet Potato Patties which have no cheese or dairy in the recipe.
Can I freeze the Tuna Sweet Potato Cheddar Patties?
Wondering if these can be frozen? You will be pleased to know they sure can. I allow to cool and then place squares of wax paper in between the patties and then freeze. The wax paper stops them from sticking together and makes it easier to remove just one or two as you want them.
You can then just warm up in a pan, in the oven or microwave until heated through.
Sides for Tuna Sweet Potato Cheddar Patties
Wondering what to serve these with? I just like a simple salad of baby greens or arugula, red onion, cucumber and some mayonnaise or occasionally I will make these Louisiana Remoulade to go with them. It is super yummy as a dipping sauce.
If you don't fancy these with a salad another great choice is as a side to some soup and there are plenty to choose from in the Soup Recipes section.
More Tuna Recipes
Got several cans of tuna in your pantry and wondering what else you can make? Check out these recipes:
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- HEALTHY TUNA MELT
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- TUNA PASTA BAKE
- TUNA AVOCADO SALAD
- TUNA AND SWEETCORN MINI QUICHES
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- 700g of sweet potato, raw
- 240g of canned tuna (drained weight)
- 1 small onion, diced finely
- 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 120g cheddar, grated - 4x Healthy Extra A choices
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley
- Pinch of salt and black pepper
- Cooking Oil Spray
1. Carefully pierce sweet potatoes with a knife or fork and place in the microwave and cook for 6 minutes on high (may need slightly longer if your potatoes are still hard).
2. Allow to cool slightly, then slice half and scoop out flesh into a bowl and mash roughly with a fork.
3. Preheat oven to 200c/fan 180c/400f or gas mark 6
4. Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with cooking oil spray, add the onion fry for a couple of minutes until softened and slightly caramelized.
5. Add the onion to the sweet potato, with the tuna, spring onions, parsley, mustard, cheddar, eggs and seasonings and fold until all combined.
6. Form into 8 equal sized patties and then place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, spray over the top with cooking oil spray.
7. Bake until light golden and firm (approx 30 minutes).
8. Serve with choice of sides and enjoy!!
This recipe is gluten free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Slimming World - 1 HEa per serving
- WW Green Smart Points - 11 per serving
- WW Blue Smart Points - 10 per serving
- WW Purple Smart Points - 5 per serving
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 SERVING (2 PATTIES)
Amount Per Serving Calories 365Total Fat 13.2gSaturated Fat 17.6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 163mgSodium 453mgCarbohydrates 32.6gFiber 5.7gSugar 8.4gProtein 25g