Sweet Potato Tuna Patties Recipe

These Sweet Potato Tuna Patties are very soft inside and crispy on the outside. It is delicious, easy, quick, gluten-free, and healthy too!

sweet potato tuna patties stacked on top of each other on a plate

One day this week, I came back home from work  and I was 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 too tired and lazy to do anything ;-(

five sweet potato tuna patties  on a plate

So, I saw two sweet potatoes and two tuna cans in my pantry. I thought to myself, “what can I do for dinner with these 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, I cooked them and they turned out so delicious! I know this is an appetizer recipe, but if you serve them with some grilled veggies you will have a great, light summer dinner after a long, tiring, and busy workday.

step by step photos on how to make sweet potato tuna patties, combining ingredients and mixing it together before shaping into patties

About the recipe:

What I like most about this recipe is 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 of 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 on the outside. I also think this recipe is great for those who like to leave everything almost ready before you leave for the day because 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

Sweet Potato Tuna Patties Recipe

Yield: 12 people
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
21 mins
Total Time:
36 mins
These Sweet Potato Tuna Patties are very soft inside and crispy on the outside. It is delicious, easy, quick, gluten-free, and healthy too!
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3.97 from 32 votes



  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 all ingredients are combined.
  5. Use your hand to shape mixture portions into patties.
  6. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add cooking spray.

  7. Cook patties for 3 minutes on both sides or until golden brown.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, healthy, side dish

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/12) — Calories: 90, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 39.2mg, Sodium: 298.6mg, Carbohydrates: 9g, Sugar: 1.5g, Protein: 8.8g

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Sweet Potato Tuna Patties