Two baked sweet potatoes topped with pesto, cannellini bean and tuna

Pesto, cannellini bean & tuna jackets

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Prep: 2 mins Cook: 7 mins - 40 mins


Serves 2

Top baked sweet potatoes with pesto, cannellini beans and tuna for a simple supper. They take just two minutes to prep and deliver two of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal393
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre9g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.8g


  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • ½ x 400g can cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 tbsp fresh pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 100g can tuna in water, drained



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

  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 25g pine nuts, toasted
  • small handful basil leaves


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Pierce the potatoes a few times, then bake for 40 mins, or until really soft. Alternatively, microwave on High for 7 mins. 

  2. Mix the beans, pesto, cream cheese, tuna, red onion, lemon zest and some seasoning. Split the baked potatoes and stuff with the tuna filling. Top with the pine nuts and basil leaves.

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25th Apr, 2020
Really easy and tasty, perfect light supper.
29th Apr, 2019
This recipe was really good. I made it for a 5:2 meal but would happily eat at any time. Very filling and luxurious tasting despite not adding the pine nuts.
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Anna-Maria W
28th Nov, 2018
This was amazing! I microwaved the sweet potato for 7mins and it was fine. My tesco express did not have cannellini beans so I got an edamame and petits pois salad to mix in instead of the beans. I did not get the pine nuts as they were £5! I used spring onions instead of red onions. It was simply amazing! So tasty. The lemon zest brings it together so well. I added a bit of lemon juice too as I love lemons. This is so nutritious and easy as well as being one of the nicest things I've had! I will definitely be doing this regularly!x
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