Sweet Potato Tuna Cakes

A delicious, protein packed recipe that is perfect for meal prep! Only a few simple pantry staples needed, and you have lunch done for 4 days!

I served these with some roasted mix vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and capsicum) but they would also pair perfectly with a fresh salad in those warmer months.


Sweet Potato Tuna Cakes

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 425g tinned tuna
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond meal + extra for coating
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Peel the sweet potato and cut into small chunks. Transfer into a steamer pot and steam over boiling water until soft (10-15 minutes). Once soft, mash the sweet potato so no lumps remain.
  2. Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine.
  3. Form the mixture into 12 patties/cakes.
  4. Spread some extra almond meal (about 1/2 cup) on a large plate and coat the patties in the almond meal then place them in the fridge to set slightly for 30 minutes.
  5. Then cook the cakes in a non-stick fry pan in olive oil over medium-high heat – until golden on each side (about 3 minutes).
  6. Divide between 4 meal prep containers (3 per serve) and serve with either steamed or roasted mix vegetables or a fresh salad!

Notes: These will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat or eat cold – both are delicious!

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