Sweet Potato Tuna Patties

Cost Per Serving: $1.01
Yields 6 Servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced thickly
  • 2 5 oz. cans tuna in water, drained and flaked (Can substitute one can of chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and mashed)
  • 4 green onions, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats blended into a flour
  • 2 eggs (Can substitute one mashed avocado)
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced finely
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced finely
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil cooking spray or you can rub your pan with a little olive oil
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp. red pepper flakes or 1/2 a spicy pepper (jalapeno, serrano, etc.), diced finely
Suggested Dipping Sauces
  • Greek yogurt sauce with chives and lemon juice
  • Remoulade sauce
  • Guacamole


  1. In a medium pot, bring water to a boil and add sweet potatoes.
  2. Cook them for about 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain and rum then under cold, running water. Transfer to a large bowl and mash with a potato masher or a fork.
  4. Add the tuna (or mashed chickpeas), green onions, oats, eggs (or avocado), onion, bell pepper, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  5. Use your hand to shape into 12 patties.
  6. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and add cooking spray or your olive oil.
  7. Cook patties for 3 minutes on both sides or until golden brown.
  8. Serve warm with your favorite sauce and enjoy!

**Recipe adapted from Primavera Kitchen.

Published by Hays County Food Bank

We are passionately committed to improving lives through food assistance programs, nutrition education, and advocacy.

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