Sweet Potato Tuna Patties

This Sweet Potato Tuna patties are very soft inside and crispy from the outside. It is delicious, easy, quick and healthy appetizer recipe!

sweet potato tuna patties

One of these past days I came back home from work very tired. I opened my pantry and my fridge and I didn’t see much. So, I thought I could go do some groceries, but I was so tired and lazy to do anything ;-(

sweet potato tuna patties

So, I saw two sweet potatoes and two tuna cans in my pantry. I thought to myself “what can I do for dinner with this two ingredients?” Immediately these Sweet Potato Tuna Patties crossed my mind. I opened my fridge again and I saw I still had half of a red onion and a yellow pepper that was just waiting to be cooked. So, cooked them and it turned out so delicious! I know this is an appetizer recipe, but if you serve them with some grill veggies you will have a great light summer dinner after a long, tiring and busy workday.

sweet potato tuna patties

About the recipe:

What I like most about this recipe is that you probably have all the ingredients you need in your pantry and fridge. I also love the fact that they don’t fall apart when you cook them like most fish cakes. I think it is because the texture of the sweet potato.

These Sweet Potato Tuna Patties are so easy to make and taste so good. It is incredible how they are soft inside and crispy from the outside. I also think this recipe is great for those who like to leave everything almost ready before you leave for the day, cause you can combine all the ingredients together, leave the mixture/patties in the fridge and then just sauté them right before dinner.

sweet potato tuna patties

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Sweet Potato Tuna Patties
This Sweet Potato Tuna patties are very soft inside and crispy from the outside. It is delicious, easy, quick and healthy appetizer recipe!
  • Two medium sweet potato, peeled and sliced into chunks
  • 2 x 180g cans tuna in water, drained and flaked
½ cup green onions
  • ½ cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup red onions
  • 3/2 cup yellow pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili pepper
  • Salt and pepper for taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  1. In a medium pan, bring water to a boil and add sweet potatoes.
  2. Cook them for about 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain and run them under cold running water. Transfer to a large bowl and mash with a fork.
  4. Add the tuna, green onions, breadcrumbs, eggs, red onions, yellow pepper, garlic powder, chili pepper, salt and pepper. Mix well until the all ingredients are combined.
  5. Use your hand to shape mixture portions into patties.
  6. Heat non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add cooking spray.
  7. Cook patties for 3 minutes both sides or until golden brown.

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  1. says

    I love when inspiration arrives like this!! And these look seriously awesome. I never would have thought of it, but I’m sure I’d love this!!

  2. says

    I love that you were able to think of this recipe on the spot! It’s kind of like a cooking challenge, where you only have a few ingredients and you have to create a recipe. These sweet potato tuna patties sound delicious! I bet they would make awesome tuna patty sliders too. Yum!

  3. says

    I absolutely have all the ingredients for this recipe at any given moment! I’ve always been a HUGE fan of crab cakes, and these patties would definitely hit the spot! Love this, Olivia!

  4. says

    I would have never thought to pair these two together!! But even though these are meant to be apps, if I have enough of them, then they count as dinner, right?

  5. says

    I found you via Sarah @ Whole and Heavenly Oven and I’m so glad I did!!! I am always looking for new Tuna recipes and this looks easy and fabulous. I am all about easy AND fabulous! Great photos too! So great to find a new blogger!

  6. says

    I love when my husband says “we have no food!” and then I rustle through the pantry and come up with something like this! It’s the best!! These look awesome! Sweet potatoes are one of my faves… I would never think to pair them with tuna, but it looks and sounds awesome!

  7. says

    I would never have thought to pair these ingredients together, but now that you made these patties they look amazing and sound even better! I’m so intrigued that I must try them out for myself! I could definitely be happy eating these as an entree :)

  8. Kat says

    I made these tonight with a borrowed can of Tuna from my roommate and a Sweet potato and other veggies from the local farmer’s market, they were absolutely wonderful! I never would have thought to combine these things but I will from now on! Thanks for a great idea :)

  9. Maria says

    Just made these for our evening meal and they were absolutely delicious. My son is a very fussy eater and he also cleared his plate. I initially thought they appeared a bit wet So I chilled them for half hour before cooking. I need not have worried, they cooked perfectly. I will be making these again and again, thankyou for posting. I got 10 large fish cakes for my batch so have plenty left for lunch tomorrow

  10. Fiona says

    Just made these – amaaaaaazing! Mine fell apart a bit when I fried them (due to my bad catering skills, rather than the recipe), but they still taste fab.

    I have a lot of mixture left over, so I’m gonna have more tomorrow, but I was wondering if they would freeze well once they’ve been fried?

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