Tuna sweet potato jackets

Tuna sweet potato jackets

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(61 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
If your standby supper is baked potatoes with tuna, switch to sweet potatoes and a fresh, spicy topping - budget-friendly and low-fat too

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal238
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre5g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.32g
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  • 4 small sweet potato (about 200g each)
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 185g can tuna in spring water, drained



    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 6 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • handful coriander leaves


  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes and prick all over with a fork. Place on a microwaveable plate and cook on High for 18-20 mins, or until tender. Split in half and place each one, cut-side up, on a serving plate.

  2. Flake the drained tuna with a fork and divide between the sweet potatoes. Top with the red onion and chilli, then squeeze over the lime juice. Top with a dollop of yogurt and scatter over the coriander, to serve.

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Comments (66)

samford90's picture

Enjoyed this recipe, easy and quick to make, tweeked it slightly and searved with a side salad. Made a great dinner.

jennisalkeld's picture

I wasn't sold on the idea of a sweet potato as a jacket -the humble spud would always have been my first choice. But these are just amazing! I took the advice to reduce cooking time -bung them all in for about 8 minutes in the microwave, then in an oven to crisp up the skin for 10 while you prep the topping/ drinks/ sort out plates cutlery and a nice side salad. Soft flavorsome center with a crispy skin, and the topping had the prefect amount of everything the zingy lime and chili with the tuna and yogurt was so refreshing and the red onion ! I was so skeptical of it working all together but they do! Will be making again and would recommend to anyone unsure!

megglesnz's picture

Such an easy recipe! and super healthy.
Tips: Potatoes only need 15-17mins in microwave.
I added a chopped clove of garlic!
Yum yum :-)

xnataliesx's picture

This is a great recipe for using the leftover bits from the fridge. Its quick & easy & doesn't need to be a work of art!

gerofrancis's picture

The flavours did not turn up good.. i forced myself to finish since i'm in a protein diet.. but would not do it again..ugh!

ffione's picture

Delicious, the flavours, although unusual work really well and are better the braver you are with them!

toneill82's picture

Tried this tonight was lovely. Wasnt sure about the lime but worked really well. I cooked the sweet potato for about 14minutes in the microwave then put them in the oven for about 5 minutes as we like the potato skin crispy.

sophiemavin's picture

This has become a firm favourite in our household. The kids love them and they're so easy to do. Great for a quick dinner.

gooseberrycrumble's picture

Delicious - and really easy. Served with salad for perfect weekday meal.

limonncello's picture

Super quick tasty lunch or dinner. Great to have on standby if you're in a hurry also easy ingredients to take to work and make a healthy lunch with the microwave.

falafellover's picture

Really nice, quick dinner! I replaced the red onion with spring onion, skipped the coriander (not a fan) and sprinkled the yoghurt topping with paprika. Very tasty!

ruby_may98's picture

Quick and easy to make- perfect weeknight meal.

phlwibble32's picture

Very tasty & so very good for your health. Thought the combo of ingrediants was unusual but I'm focusing my diet around foods that are believed to have anti-cancer properties & odd as it sounds, this recipe ticks all the boxes.
So glad I tried it. The sourness of the lime & saltiness of the tuna work really well against the sweet potato and the chilli & onion add that bit of texture against the softer ingredients. Will definately be making this a regular favourite.

mollymango's picture

A very nice lunch dish, as it is extremely easy and can be altered to suit your tastes. I have made it both as the recipe instructs and with alterations, such as using cream cheese mixed with the tuna and adding some paprika. It also makes a nice alternative to your average jacket potato!

lindarademaker's picture

This really didn't work for me. I was really looking forward to trying this, but the combination of tuna and sweet potato with those somewhat asian flavors did nothing for me.

elizabethjrogers's picture

forgot to rate it ¬¬

elizabethjrogers's picture

This was so quick and simple! I did it a little differently and mixed the tuna and other ingredients together, I also used spring onions instead of the red onions and cherry tomatoes.
Healthy, yummy, cheap and minimal washing up! A winning combination if you ask me =]

siobhang's picture

Very tasty, but a bit *too* sweet - A little garlic salt made it just right though!

nugsy3012's picture

Don't have a microwave so cooked the potatoes for 45 mins in the oven- so its not quite a quick after work supper for me. It was a very nice meal, enjoyed the flavour combo, will make again

Hawie's picture

This was fantastic. I baked the potatoes conventionally, and I mixed the tuna, red onion, chilli and lime juice before adding to the sweet pots. I also put the tub of yoghurt on the table for people to add more if they wanted. The combination of flavours was fabulous. I had some avocadoes to use up so just put some lime juice over them and served them on the side. Fab meal, enjoyed by the whole family.


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