Spicy tuna & cottage cheese jacket

Spicy tuna & cottage cheese jacket

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 1
For a low-fat energy lunch try a carbohydrate-heavy baked potato with a light and nutritious filling

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal439
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein64g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 225g can tuna, drained



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

  • ½ red chilli, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • handful halved cherry tomatoes
  • ½ small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 1 medium-sized jacket potato
  • 150g low-fat cottage cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4/fan oven 160C. Prick the potato several times with a fork and put it straight onto a shelf in the hottest part of the oven. Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until it is soft inside.

  2. Mix tuna with chilli, spring onion, cherry tomatoes and coriander. Split jacket potato and fill with the tuna mix and cottage cheese.

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Samantha Ali's picture
Samantha Ali
24th Apr, 2020
I wouldn't say this was very tasty or filling. I added one green bean, half a small onion, thyme, garam masala and some cumin to the tuna, and a pimento. I just added some red pepper flakes since I didn't have any chilli. I think I have to make something else, this may not cut it.
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Sable Rain
21st May, 2019
I didn't enjoy this recipe at all. Taste is subjective, but, for me, the flavour and texture of the tuna did not pair well with the rest of the ingredients. I gave the recipe 2 stars, though, because I thought substituting cottage cheese for sour cream and butter was a good idea.
mercuryzelda's picture
2nd Aug, 2017
This was delicious. I used sun-dried tomatoes instead of fresh since I had some in the fridge and they were great! I only doubled the cottage cheese and I had enough filling for two potatoes.
13th Apr, 2014
Used some sun dried tomatoes I had left over. Also put in several scallions instead of just 1. turned out pretty tasty.
9th Jan, 2013
Had this for lunch. Was delicious. I wasn't sure I would like it (not a canned tuna fan or much of a cottage cheese fan) but it all complemented each other really nicely. Used ground coriander too which was nice.
31st Jul, 2012
This was really tastey and makes a change to all of the usual baked potato fillings. However I'm not sure the amounts are correct as I used a lot less tuna and still had too much! It was also VERY spicy
28th Apr, 2012
This recipe is very tasty and filling.I had to add salt and pepper to the tuna mix.Great lunch idea.
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9th Jan, 2017
I used a sweet potato instead and left out the cottage cheese. It was even more delicious and very low calorie, but extremely filling.
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19th Aug, 2013
I added the juice of a whole lime to the tuna along with dried chilli flakes (instead of fresh chilli) and the coriander. When adding the cherry tomatoes, I de-seeded before adding them to the tuna mix. I also added homegrown chives to the cottage cheese to give it a bit more bite. I serve it with mixed leaf salad and cucumber in a balsamic dressing. I bake at 180 degrees for 70-90 minutes depending on the size and also for the crispier skin. Sometimes adding a little olive oil and salt before cooking to get a better flavour on the skin. Great light dinner (doubled the quantity, bit too heavy for lunch time) and would definitely continue to make and recommend!
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