Tuna and sweet potato patties

Low FODMAP Tuna & Sweet Potato Patties

Lyndal Mcnamara - Research Dietitian, 31 March 2017


(Serves 4-6)

- 250g sweet potato, peeled, diced

- 250g Jap pumpkin, peeled, diced

- 1 x 425g tin tuna/salmon, drained

- 1 egg, lightly beaten

- 1 cup gluten-free bread crumbs

- ½ cup reduced-fat grated tasty cheese

- 1 large carrot, grated

- 2 stalks spring onion, green parts only, finely chopped

- 2 tbs plain gluten-free flour

- 2 tbs sesame seeds

- Olive oil spray


  1. Steam/boil sweet potato and pumpkin until just tender. Transfer to a large bowl and mash roughly with a fork.

  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Line large baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

  3. On a large plate, combine gluten-free flour and sesame seeds, set aside.

  4. Add drained tuna, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese, carrot and chives to mashed sweet potato and pumpkin mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon to roughly combine.

  5. Shape into 12 equal patties approx. 1.5cm thick. Lightly coat each patty in flour and sesame seed mixture.

  6. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Spray both sides of each patty with olive oil. Fry patties in frying pan in batches (4-5 minutes each side) until golden brown.

  7. Place browned patties on baking tray and bake until heated through (approx. 10-15 minutes)

  8. Serve patties with low FODMAP vegetables or salad


- Testing your tolerance to mannitol? Increase the amount of sweet potato used to 500g and omit Jap pumpkin for a moderate (amber) serve of mannitol.

- Mix together ⅓ cup whole egg mayonnaise, 1 tsp wholegrain mustard and 1 tsp lemon juice for a delicious sauce to serve with your patties.

- Cooked patties can be frozen for a quick and convenient lunch option that is perfect to take to work. Simply reheat patties in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until heated through and serve with a low FODMAP salad.

- Entertaining? Miniature versions of these tuna patties make great finger food and are kid friendly!

Nutrition Information/serve: (1 serve = 2 patties)
Energy 1574kJ
Protein 20g
Fat 16g
- Saturated fat 4g
Carbohydrates 34g
- Sugars 9g
Fibre 5g
Sodium 433mg
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