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)

wiganna's picture

What a tasty and simple recipe - delicious for mid-week diner!

catie74's picture

A great simple quick stand by recipe. Won't blow you away but sometimes you get the craving for this kind of thing and it hits the spot. My 11 year old can make this for himself and often does, enjoying having control sometimes. He often adds black olives

beavus99's picture

Delicious recipe! Used sour cream and chives instead of the Greek yoghurt and coriander, it went down a treat as a starter!

Zoec1989's picture

My partner LOVES this! I just microwave the potatoes until cooked and bung all the ingredients on top. I love the lime, chilli and sweetness of the potato. Defiantly a staple mid week dinner :)

littlejones's picture

I can't eat yoghurt unfortunately, so I used this recipe as a base rather than follow it to the letter. I mixed the tuna with chopped up onions, capers, olives, coriander, chopped red chilli, a little lime juice and some celery. After cooking the sweet potatoes, I scooped out some of the flesh and mixed it into the tuna mixture with a little olive oil and seasoning, then piled all of it back into the sweet potatoes. I then topped those with cheddar cheese and popped them back in the oven to melt and crisp up. Served with salad. Really filling and tasty!

rubynb's picture

This recipe is delicious - it's become one of our staple midweek dinners!

x-x-x-faerie-x-x-x's picture

This wasn't for us. Liked the sweet potato and tuna, but the rest was too rich and tangy, nice to try something new, but unfortunately won't be having it again.

okSUNka's picture

Be careful about 18-20 min, in microoven - mine got burnt after 15, I should have watched it! I'll try one more with around 8 min :)

PaigeJayy's picture

I cooked the potatoes for 18 minutes as it said to do, however this was way too long. They came out so over-cooked that I could not cut into them. They were too tuff to eat. Just ended up eating the tuna and the salad I also made, but felt the lime juice was very over powering. Would maybe try again, but use less lime and cook for less.

hannahsioned's picture

I enjoyed making this, it was very simple and my family found it to be delicious and they're asking for more.

Foodfayre's picture

Quick, simple, delicious and really filling. Loved this dish!!

Foodfayre's picture

Quick, simple, filling & delicious!

emmak89's picture

I love this! Great balance of flavours... Particularly the lime, I wouldn't have thought of it myself, but it's perfect :) will be making again!

donkeyteapot's picture

Given that 4x baking potatoes costs £1 in my local supermarket, and sweet potatoes are approx £1 each, I'm not sure how switching to sweet potatoes makes it a cheap meal?

add-zawk's picture

That was my first adventure with sweet potato, and even though I don't like the combination of sweet and savoury my fear of them is now gone. This was delicious!

Vikki Uren's picture

This is so quick and really simple. It's delicious and very filling with a simple salad. Even the husband loved it!

emmasidders's picture

Made this tonight, sooooo tasty defo going to make again! Yum.

Lauren0840's picture

This is a really lovely dish. I didn't go too heavy on the coriander as I'm not a massive fan of a heavily aniseed taste. Works equally well with a typical jacket potato as well as the sweet.

susiejersey's picture

Delicious and filling- and so easy ! Will be making again


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bszabo's picture

I agree with previous commenter: recipe should read more like 8 minutes :)

okSUNka's picture

Be careful about 18-20 min, in microoven - mine got burnt after 15, I should have watched it! I'll try one more with around 8 min :)

Sycorax's picture

So easy. The sweetness of the potatoes really complimented the chillies and the lime to give a Mexican flavour. I fried the chillies and onion for about three minutes in some oil just to soften them a bit. I also added the lime juice to the pan just before topping the potato to meld the flavours a bit more.