Sweet Potato TUNA Cakes Recipe (Low Fat)

Sweet Potato Tuna Cakes Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

One of the best tuna cakes you will ever eat! This delicious sweet potato tuna cakes recipe will not only leave you craving it all the time but also save your diet! What more could you ask for?

Here is the recipe:

  • 1/2 Large Cooked or Canned Sweet Potato
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Tabasco (I like the chipotle one)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Dill
  • 1 Large Whole Egg (or 2 Large Egg Whites if you’re trying to cut down on fat)
  • 1 Can Tuna
  • 1/4 Cup (20g) Rolled Oats

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

Calories: 356

  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 386mg
  • Carbs: 34g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 37g

Turn your Rolled Oats into flour by blending or processing them together until they look like flour. Drain your Tuna. Combine all of your ingredients together into a bowl. Mix everything together. Shape into four cakes. Place your cakes on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. Bake on 350°F/176°C for 20:00. Flip over and bake on 350°F/176°C for another 10:00. Enjoy!


  • Use lettuce instead of bread for your bun!

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The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


  • Wow! What an impressive cavalade of tastes…Fantastic! My only modification: hot wing sauce in stead of Tabasco, and a bit more than a half tsp, too. 😉

  • Just made these last night; planned to only eat two, and I ate the whole batch! You have officially converted me onto the canned tuna bandwagon. These sweet potato tuna cakes are hands down one of the best cutting meals I have had, and the low calories mean I don’t feel guilty in the slightest!

    Must express my immense gratitude for this recipe. Delicious. Healthy. PERFECT for a cut.

  • made these tonight and I too ate the whole batch. But lucky for me, I doubled it so I have enough for another meal! They were yummy but I think it needed more on the flavor side…will be experimenting a bit. Great way to get fish into my diet.

    BTW, I was surprised tonight to learn that we are practically neighbors! (I’m in Manchester) I have been following you on youtube for a while now! LOVE your recipes!
    I tried the BEST protein bar recipe earlierr this week…yummmmy too!

    Keep the recipe’s coming!!!

  • Just made this tonight, thank you so much for your amazing recipes! these are absolutely delicious! I didnt have any parsley or dill but i did sub in a half teaspoon of paprika and a half teaspoon of cumin powder and it came out fantastic!

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